My answer to a colleague's challenge for this old dog (that's me) to blog. I hope I've proven that 'every old dog could do a good blog'.
07 December 2010
Old Singapore Quiz (21) - Another Pair Of Old Cannons Again
As promised, this post is about another pair of old cannons again. However, this time, I didn't manage to get near enough to examine the cannons up close. The above photo was as close as the 3x optical zoom lens of my point-and-shoot camera could take me. So that is a clue, I hope. Nevertheless, you could see the cannon balls in front of the cannons. There are also 2 stick-like objects in front of the one of the cannons.
I have also removed the background of the photo, lest some people could identify the building behind instead of the old cannons. However, I have not erased the foreground as there are no ketapang leaves on it. What I can tell you is that the old cannons are near the sea. In fact, most cannons are located near the sea, as I have noticed. With Singapore's small size, there is certainly a physical limit as to how far inland you can site the cannons.
I must admit that I don't know the history of these cannons. So there is only one question is for this quiz for which I know the answer, and that is:
Q1. Where are the cannons located?
Another two questions which perhaps only Peter Stubbs could answer are as follows:
Q2. Are these cannons replicas or originals?
Q3. What is the history of these cannons?
As usual, the answer to Q1 will be revealed in a week's time. Happy guessing!