Saturday, February 21, 2015

inSPIREd Sunday



February 2015 - Singapore



This is an unusual inspired post. We was only after we entered this church did we realize it no longer was a working church.






CHIJMES (pronounced "chimes", Chinese: 赞美广场) is a historic building complex in Singapore, which began life as a Catholic convent known as the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) (圣婴女修院) and convent quarters known as Caldwell House (古德威尔屋).




This complex of convent buildings has a Gothic-style chapel. It was used as a Catholic convent for 132 years, with Caldwell House constructed in 1840–1841 and the chapel in 1904. The chapel, now a multi-purpose hall, is known as CHIJMES Hall (赞美礼堂), and Caldwell House, now an art gallery, have both been gazetted as national monuments.








The complex has been restored for commercial purposes as a dining, shopping and entertainment centre with ethnic restaurants, shops and a function hall, providing a backdrop for musicals, recitals, theatrical performances and weddings.
There is an Applebee's restaurant, for crying out loud!






7 comments:

  1. love the stained glass windows, very pretty place.

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  2. It is a beautiful building and it's good to see that although it isn't used for it's intended purpose it hasn't been allowed to fall into ruin.

    Diana
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  3. awesome!! love it. love it!! love it!! i want to see it in person. now how do i get the hubby to want to travel overseas. we have never done that so far??! have passports need to go.

    love your header shot too. have a great day!! ( :

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  4. Spectacular. Tome The Backroads Traveller

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  5. Such a wonderful place! It's just gorgeous.

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  6. Nice church with history to back it up

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