WPC – The Beauty in Silence and Darkness


A few years ago I made time to walk around Marina Bay, Singapore, just before midnight. I wanted to see and feel the atmosphere of the modern never-sleep city. I was amazed; for a moment I felt silence filled up the air. The area which is normally full of visitors during the day seems so empty, nobody’s there. The colorful lights on the Helix bridge had been turned off and it was illuminated by minimal lights. There was only a couple walking through the iconic bridge in Singapore. I followed them to cross the bridge and hope to find more people that night, but I saw nobody until the end of the bridge.

I felt the emptiness of the night, but at the same time I felt the beauty filling up the air. Yes, I saw the buildings in the business center across the area I was standing were still full of lights, but for a moment I felt the city of Singapore was so beautiful. In its silence and darkness, the city still looked so mesmerizing, just like Hellen Keller said,

There is beauty in everything, even in silence and darkness

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Where is the people?
Where is the people?
Lights on but the water was calm
Lights on but the water was calm

WPC – A Structure At Night


Garden By The Bay, Singapore

 

Walking out of the grand dome gave me continuously pleasant experiences. My admiration for the beautiful gardens in it, -the flower and the cloud forest dome-, also the structure of the dome itself which is composed of steels, glass and concretes, continued as I stepped out of it at night.

My eyes were spoiled by the mesmerized beauty of Singapore at night, the strength of the building’s structure with dimmed lights, colorful lights at Singapore Flyer, -the big Ferris Wheel in Singapore-, and some of the skyscrapers as the backdrop at the distance. Ah, I did not feel my tired legs while walking to the MRT station although it’s far enough 🙂

Beauty is like moon, looks much better at night

In response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge with Structure as the theme.