Saturday, July 14, 2007

Farewell Mt Rosie

Part of the original old staircase built in 1968.

I just love how the light caught Eu as he looked above. Its so surreal.

On a sidenote: At this spot where I took the photo, when I was 3, I fell from the 2nd floor whilst trying to slide down the bannister. Fortunately, God caught me and I didn't break any bones. But I did spend sometime at hospital.

The new tenants moved in - in 2006, hence the differences in furniture. Its a beautiful house.

Against my wishes, it was sold in 2007. Dad built it in 1968. He would have been heart broken to see it sold off.

My House
Yet not my own
My old home
Memories Plastered over
Musty but not Forgotten
My Memories Glimmer
And my Sorrow Burns Bright


Althea Wong said...

so huge!!

Yauming YMC said...

Heh, the size of the place used to scare me when i was a kid. Though it was close to town- just behind ACS Barker Road - precious few kids lived in that area, and public transport was poor. I grew up envious of the children who lived in HDB flats who always had their friends close by.

Althea Wong said...

but it's beautiful and very different lor...
hey, love the new layout anyway :)

Yauming YMC said...

Thanks. Most of what you see- is actually the original structure built in 1968. The architect was heavily influenced by the famous designer Frank Lloyd Wright.

Kathleen Ang said...

i just love the honesty to the materiality of the bricks. nowadays there are heaps of "makeup" applied to buildings.

Yauming YMC said...

Yeah, the brick work was very well done. You can see influences of Wright when you compare it to, for example, Robie Residence

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valerene chin said...

very nice! i like the shot of the stairs :)

Yauming YMC said...

Yeah, that shot of the stairs is my favourite.

valerene chin said...

hohoho. great minds thinks alike :P