Tag Archives: Chinatown

Streetphotography: A stroll through Chinatown


City life experiments

With my  Sony DSC-RX100 I tried to portray city life from various angles and through different things, small ones and large ones. So it was really an experiment but it was fun shooting the photos.
Enjoy and have fun, too!


I love taking a stroll through Chinatown. There are so many small shops in old shophouses, eateries, where you can sit down and drink something refreshing or eat fresh dumplings, black pepper chicken or even durian. It’s busy there but in a way I like it. You can hear many different languages, various scents tickle gently your nose, colors wherever you take a look. Young and old are laughing together, having a chat or a small catnap. Some are heading towards the small temples, others are buying fresh vegetables, eggs, meat and fish in the market hall.
There’s life… and I enjoy it to the fullest.



Travel theme: The Five Elements

Since I’m living in an Asian country I decided to go with the five elements.
It’s called Wu Xing (五行) and the elements are described as followed:

  • Wood/Spring: a period of growth, which generates abundant wood and vitality
  • Fire/Summer: a period of swellness, flowering, which overbrews with fire and energy
  • Earth: the in-between transitional seasonal periods, or a separate ‘season’ known as Late Summer or Long Summer 
  • Metal/Autumn: a period of harvesting and collecting
  • Water/Winter: a period of retreat, where stillness and storage pervades

I took the pictures in Chinatown, Singapore – inspired by the various shops and temples there.

Wood (木 ) ~ sandalwood scrimshaw

5 elemente – 1

Water (水 shuǐ) ~ small Buddha – fountain

5 elemente – 2

Metal (金 jīn) ~ bells

5 elemente – 3

Earth (土 ) ~ potted plant

5 elemente – 4

Fire (火 huǒ) ~ incense

5 elemente – 5

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Thursday Lingering Look at Windows: Week 16

This week I choose pictures of windows and Chinese paper lanterns for Thursday Lingering Look at Windows. I took the photographs in Chinatown, Singapore. Have fun and enjoy!


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