Strange Loop. Singapore, to me, is a lonely city. Don’t get me wrong, Singapore is beautiful and cosmopolitan, but it is just too orderly for my spontaneity. The place is so “rigid and structured. there is no room for improvisation.”
It didn’t help that when I went to Singapore more than a year ago, I was actually in an “emotional limbo.” I took this photograph and had a fascination with it at that time because the circles in this photograph – the Singapore flyer, the moon, and the Durian-like building of the Esplanade – reminded me of a Strange Loop, that concept in communication which claims “one finds oneself back where one started.”
Considering this photograph now for the weekly challenge, it dawned on me that it has a saving grace: the moon and how it has illuminated an otherwise lonely and rigid night.
- Photograph taken in September 2011 with a Canon 550d.