All articles filed in March 2012
Nothing but Chandeliers: Context and Meaning
I am currently off traveling and taking interesting pictures I hope. This week’s topic is chandeliers. I don’t own a chandelier but they have always mesmerized me with their graceful Siva-like arms and multiple lights. There were lots of ornate glass chandeliers in Venice-in the shops, in hotels and theaters and in public places. Not so many in Singapore but those I did see reminded me that it was a colony for hundreds of years. Why? A different context? Isn’t it interesting how an ornate glass chandelier means one thing in Venice and another thing in Singapore? As you ponder this question, here are some pictures.