Friday, February 13, 2009

Shophouse in Off Beat Colours

It's interesting to see these days how shopowners in the city are willing to makeover their shop.  The use of off beat colours add much lustre and live to the street. The square columns are made of bricks when at the time of their construction today's  reinforced conrete technology were unheard of.  I find the detailing on the pillars characteristic of the time just as the typical one floor building structure, of which the first floor was used as living accomodation for the shopkeeper's family. This is the traditional way of 'working from home', I guess. 

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