Day 162 : Frame of Mime

Dropped by one of my favouritest rooftops in Singapore en route to dinner and filled up on the evening hues with my Casio Exilim ZR200. It wasn’t a planned visit but we were in the vicinity of Orchard Central and that Sunday’s orangey farewell was just too delicious to resist not catching some shots.

Whenever I’m here, the wireframe humanoid sculptures by artists Victor Tan and Yayoi Kusama never fail to fill me with a spur of energy and movement. And the changing sky is a perpetually evolving backdrop that fills up the hollowness of the wire men. If I’m not careful, a trance would take over me as I stare at the sculptures. They have this meditative aura that magnetises me. I feel at once wistful and wishful…

How are you wired? Suspended in mime, the empty space formed by the wires is filled with the moods of the sky, seeming to taunt our power in resisting the effects of external forces on our inner being.

Forget the Great Singapore Workout. Here’s the great camera exercise!

Stomp stump.

Bewitched by the seductive evening blushes and flamboyance.

Sunset Mode of EX-ZR200 deepens the colours of the evening palette as the wire man heads off to infinity and beyond by staying where he is. The mind is the greatest traveller.

The floating field of water hyacinths were in bloom. I’ve never seen so many hyacinths flowering at one place… Quietly spectacular.

Another camera workout : Exercising the abs. I think photography leads to a healthy lifestyle as it works the mind when you’re thinking about your shot and the body when taking the photo!

Just as pretty in black and white.

Enough of sky, wired sculptures and hyacinths. Now for some ‘fashion’ shots with the queen of queens of a thousand looks, Juliana. Check out her fashionlicious blog It’s a really good read with out-of-this-world dress sense and accessories!

The girl in pink had a Prometheus moment when she stumbled onto Juliana sitting on a passageway leading to the toilet. She looked so shocked, it’s hilarious. The photo doesn’t show it but she actually turned back and forth a couple of times as she struggled with not disrupting our shot. As you can see, Juliana was totally oblivious to the drama behind her.

It was a spontaneous trip to Orchard Central’s Rooftop Garden but I guess the place is so nice, any time is a good time to come by. Maybe one of these days, I shall try coming up here for a picnic. Or maybe camp overnight since access to the garden is 24/7!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ferngreen
    Jun 14, 2012 @ 07:01:02

    Wow so sexy pose haha! Love the Prometheus moment caught on film! Didn’t know there’s a rooftop garden on orchard central. New hideout to check out 🙂 thanks Darren! Ferne


    • Darren Ng
      Jun 15, 2012 @ 00:36:49

      erm… wear until like uncle with a fanny pack and so salah postures u call sexy ah? u have very generous range for sexiness! lol… yeah, the place is not big but very quaint and well maintained.


  2. Leow
    Jun 14, 2012 @ 15:10:16

    Didn’t know that there’s such a place in Orchard. I’m such a mountain tortoise :P…
    This place free access for public is it? Must go one of these days…


    • Darren Ng
      Jun 15, 2012 @ 00:33:58

      well, singapore keeps changing so new things quietly pop up every once in a while. yes, the orchard central rooftop garden is free access. u must take the lift up to level 11 and take the stairs up. have fun! :o)


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