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Friday, October 22, 2010

Church of Saints Peter and Paul

It's always interesting to walk small streets in Singapore and discover new things.
I was walking Queen Street and discovered this Catholic Church.

Church of Saints Peter and Paul

I never knew about her history or existence until I did an online search about it.
This church building with its tower was constructed between 1869 and 1870! That is how old this building is!

According to this wikipedia entry, Napoleon III of France contributed to part of the building of this church too!

Church of Saints Peter and Paul

A few months ago, I visited Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano / St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City and was so amazed by it. It's amazing how such a huge Basilica can be built in the olden time without modern machinery. I am suddenly interested in the architecture of Catholic churches.

One of these days, (though I am not Catholic) I shall attend one of the mass here to see how the Catholics worship God. This church is said to be the 'Mother Church' of all the Catholic churches in Singapore. Interesting!

Oh, why the second photo? I found out from friends that the church compound is a popular place for people park their cars because the charges here are lower! (Larger version of the parking charges photo here)


Ciki said...

awesome! you should get married here! :D

Unknown said...

no, we have another church in mind ;-p