{singapore} st. andrew’s vaulted ceiling

October 18, 2015

St. Andrew’s Cathedral is on all the lists when it comes to exploring Singapore. Due to the pending 50 year celebrations while I was in the area though, it was a little bit difficult to get to the cathedral. Having said that, once I got there, I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this building. I’ve always loved visiting churches, which works out for me since I’ve been all over South America (which is filled with churches and missions in every city and town). Seeing this one was no different. The stained-glass windows were particularly intriguing because they were designed to fit such tall and skinny window openings. But the lines, in general, are always what catch my eye!

For a little bit of background though, it turns out that Sir Stamford Raffles (the famous one) who founded Singapore, had reserved the area where St. Andrew’s now stands for a church ever since 1823. The first Anglican church on this plot was built in 1834, but that building was struck down by lightning … twice! Which leads us to this beautiful current building, which began foundation work in 1856.

Read more about our Singapore adventure here: little india’s hindu temples little india’s buddhist templesdomed mosquefancy raffles hotelgiant fountain of wealthmerlion? clarke quay • river-scape

A Singaporean cathedral photo adventure:

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One Response to “{singapore} st. andrew’s vaulted ceiling”

  1. annalice said

    this is one of the prettiest churches i have seen!

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