COLORFUL SHOPHOUSES IN SINGAPORE.
Hi everyone, hope your day is going well. For the photo shoot of this beautiful floral dress by Zaful, I chose Emerald Hills, a street with character and many beautiful shophouses.
Shophouses were built between 1840 and 1960 and were first built to accommodate the cattle and horses in the stable on the first floor while the owners lived on the second floor.
The facades of the shophouses are very different, according to the period when they were constructed. Some are in the Art Deco style and have colorful tiles, French windows, ornaments in the form of flowers and Conrintio columns. The colors vary from indigo blue to pastel shades.
The “Five Footways” (Five feet Footways) are covered walkways that run along the front of the lines of shophouses and give shade to pedestrians.
For example in Little India, one of the criteria for the preservation of shophouses is that it is permitted to have a shop or a restaurant on the first floor and that the trade has to be related to the ethnic identity of the place, such as jewelry or the commerce of Sarees and fabrics. Western fast food businesses are not allowed.
I have combined the dress with a red belt (that I already owned), a small red purse and beige block heels sandals; the cross ring that I am wearing is also from Zaful.
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