The 17th floor

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  • Getting some perspective
  • I’m staying at a friends apartment in Punggol, Singapore where I am constantly getting lost because everything looks the same. His apartment is fantastic, with a modern design, gadgets aplenty, and even a bomb shelter (because Singapore is always being bombed?). However, in this ever expanding neighborhood of new apartment blocks, the uniform high-rise homes are as featured and recognisable to me as the walls of a maze.

    Of course, familiarity would probably dispel much of my geo-confusion here, but so far I have twice taken the lift to his 17th floor apartment only to find that I’m in the wrong tower!

    So while it might not be the most beautiful photograph ever taken, todays picture is shot leaning over the wall of that 17th floor, looking down at a discarded cardboard box left on the ground floor. It is perhaps a temporary landmark that could, for a moment at least, set that corner apart from all of the other corners that look exactly the same, making it less confusing for an unfamiliar person like me who finds themselves lost once again in this maze of concrete repetition and confusing white walls.

  • One comment on “The 17th floor

    1. Good to see you are back! We met in 2012 in Laos and followed your journey since that day, happy to see you are traveling again 🙂

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