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Monday, October 01, 2007

Theme Day: Cemeteries / Tombstones

It's the Daily Photo Bloggers Theme Day again! This month the theme is Cemeteries / Tombstones. I am posting a memorial that was built for Lieutenant Colonel Ronald MacPherson (1817-1869). He was the first Colonial Secretary when the Straits Settlements became a Crown Colony in 1867.

If you have been to Singapore and seen the beautiful St Andrew's Cathedral, it is Ronald MacPherson who designed it. It is suppose to be the finest specimen of ecclesiastical architecture in the east.

The MacPherson area in Singapore and MacPherson Road is also named after him.


This memorial stone can be found in the grounds of St Andrew's Cathedral.






These fellow Daily Photo Sites around the whole are also participating in the Theme Day. See how the theme is being interpreted in different cities.
Due to different time-zones, some photos might appear at a later time.

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25 comments:

Kate said...

Your post is a wonderful tribute!

Denton said...

An interesting post.

Sally said...

Looks like a little piece of England plonked down n Singapore. Well I guess the Brits did plonk themselves down for long enough!
Sydney Daily Photo

Lynette said...

That is a beautiful church window, there behind the memorial. No wonder you selected MacPherson for your theme day photo.

slinger said...

very interesting information and a great photo.

photolicious said...

Perhaps you could take a snapshot of the Chinese cemetary at Lim Chu Kang road and show the international friends what's it like. The eeriness is so different compared to a western cemetary: tranquil, peaceful and quiet.
P.S.: Take the shot at night!


A photolicious blog:
www.veryclicky.blogspot.com

Olivier said...

bravo pour ce post et pour les photos de ce memorial

cheer for this post and the photographs of this memorial

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

No one would guess this cemetery is in Singapore!

Jilly said...

Beautiful photograph and a touching tribute to Singapore's past. Thanks for posting.

Kerry-Anne said...

Another beautiful lawn... one of the first things I noticed about Singapore was how well-kept and neat all the grassy patches were. I don't remember seeing this cathedral though. Great post!

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Nice shot, the way the memorial is set off by the white church and window.

Zsolt said...

seeing only the photo I wouldnt say its Singapore. Looks like in Europe!

~tanty~ said...

A very nice memorial stone.
Happy DP Theme!

richard said...

Sally said it sounds like a bit of England - sounds like a bit of Scotland to me! MacPherson and St Andrews (patron saint of Scotland)

jelvistar said...

Some of the West in the East.

Port Angeles Daily Photo

Rambling Round said...

Sure doesn't look like Singapore. A wonderful church and memorial though.

iBlowfish said...

Doesn't look like a cemetery to me, wonderful!

Kim said...

Wow, KPman, this is a beautiful memorial to a westerner whose work had a lasting impact on the community. This was a very interesting post for our theme day!
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Neva said...

What a great picture!

Susan said...

The progression of subjects leads the eye into this frame. Nicely done.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

My uncle and cousins all go to St. Andrew's Church. :-)

I remember going with them once when I was like 8 years old.

• Eliane • said...

I like your picture with the beautiful white window behind.

travelphilippines said...

hi kepo thats a nice tomb.

Anonymous said...

Cemetaries are such interesting places.

teeth whiteners

Anonymous said...

you should actually go to the church behind penin. Those status and tombostones are more beautiful and artistic.

so sad that serangoon graveyards are demolished.

or if you have any interesting tombstone in mind, pls let me know - evaponie@hotmail.com