Photographs incite emotions from a certain place at a specific moment. There are countless times when I find my photos lacking the feeling of wonder, mystery and excitement. Thanks to the WP Photo Challenge this week, I was able to look at my photographs in a whole different way. This week’s challenge also inspired me to take photos not just for the reason of showing what I’ve seen but more importantly, imparting the senses I felt when I was taking it.
Using natural lines and frames, I want to share this twin photo of the first underground pedestrian crossing built in Singapore and opened to the public in February 1964. It is a historical piece of architecture that remains hidden yet protected in the heart of the city. See this post for more bits of history around Singapore River.
This is what I’ve seen right before I pass through it. It is just a short tunnel, lifeless, voiceless, unmoving despite the haste of world.
And this is the tunnel from inside. Despite its size, the tunnel looks indestructible from this perspective. I can compare it with people who appears vulnerable from the outside but whose strength lies within. Truth and how we perceive and understand things around us depend on where we are looking from. As we say, it’s all a matter of perspective.
How do you see the world through your eyes and how do you understand what you see? Join the Weekly Photo Challenge and share your perspectives.
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