35) Where is your Bandstand?

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This is the only bandstand in my memory since childhood.  For some, when you ask the question around, the answer might not be great difference.  Yes, we are back to Singapore Botanic Gardens again. 

With fair skin and elegant appearance, this octagonal classic beauty was refaced in 1930.  It was erected in the 1860s as a focus point of Botanic Gardens.  For sure, that was our grandparents or even our great grandparents’ time.  But it has retired from its military band performance.  So, let’s listen to the musical flow in the charming winds and cicadas’ call.

And so, where is your Bandstand?  Mine is in this lovely garden.  Anywhere, in any of its piece of greenery!

27 thoughts on “35) Where is your Bandstand?

    YellowCable said:
    November 12, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I agreed for such a lovely place.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 12, 2012 at 1:05 am

      Thank you! my yellow cable! :)

    runningwithellen said:
    November 12, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Hi Sydney, When I was growing up in Queens, New York, there was a bandstand in Forest Park, the sight of many lovely musical evenings., and also in Manhattan, at Lewisohn Stadium. It was an awareness our predecessors had of the importance of culture, which is sadly fading in the 21st century.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 12, 2012 at 11:30 am

      is okay! our memories stay. :)

    Our Adventure in Croatia said:
    November 12, 2012 at 2:20 am

    it looks very British ;)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 12, 2012 at 11:32 am

      yes! I believe is got to do with our history. :)

    Clanmother said:
    November 12, 2012 at 3:02 am

    I am going to look through my photos. I think I have one when I was visiting the Victorian Gardens in Halifax Nova Scotia!! Beautiful photo…

    yepiratemanagua said:
    November 12, 2012 at 3:42 am

    I was just saying to another blogger how bandstands = memories of childhood! By the way.. Join in..if you’d like, I think its fun..http://allaboutlemon.com/2012/11/10/for-the-love-of-haiku-10-men/

    adinparadise said:
    November 12, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I remember seeing this beautiful bandstand, and wishing that there would be a band playing music there. ;)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 12, 2012 at 11:34 am

      yes! those were the day!

    Penny Lane said:
    November 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Hiya! I nominated you for the inspiring blogger award.
    You can check out the link here: http://mamasbeendrinkin.com/2012/11/12/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks! I am sure with no obligation right? Thanks for your invitation, I appreciate that! cheers!

    Don said:
    November 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    These gardens are magnificent, Sydney. Always enjoy the images you take in them.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      thank you, Don! your Blog is awesome too! cheers!

    friendlytm said:
    November 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    http://speakingabouttravel2.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/reader-appreciation-award/

    Hi, I have just nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 12, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      I am sorry, I personally feel that a 3months old Blogger, don’t deserve any award from anybody,I prefer to spend most of the time on Blogging solid and inspire contents, hope you don’t might I said that. But truly, is my honor to receive this appreciation, I hope you understand my unusual thought. :)

        friendlytm said:
        November 13, 2012 at 3:33 am

        No problem. This is not unusual. Continue your good work in blogging.

    Charron's Chatter said:
    November 12, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    For me it isn’t a bandstand–but a library. The feeling I have toward it is the same though–if for different reasons, and necessarily different recollect. Lovely as ever, Sydney. :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 12, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      thank you! I love your thought! :)

    evilnymphstuff said:
    November 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Wow it’s a beautiful place! Reminds me of Mulan :) Wish I had one of my own. I often used to see such bandstand at the pagoda and I love to sit in it and admire the nature all around…

    qiquan said:
    November 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I have been visiting many city gardens of Europe, and none as good as Singapore botanic garden =). I love the gardens here.
    kc

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      Hi ! I am glad I see you back! thanks! :)

    miriamtroxler said:
    December 27, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    There is a bandstand in the main park in town. It still gets used for several concerts in the summer.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 28, 2012 at 1:01 am

      Is a blessing to be a performer there! As for me, I just sit there and get my sunset on my shoulder !
      LOL!

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