Tunglang peeked through the front gate of 20 Pykett Avenue and shares with us what he saw.
Where art thou, apple of my eyes? Timeless impressions are not easy to forget; neither are they conveniently buried. Circumstances beyond our guard sometimes commit despicable and cruel ravages on our cherished but fragile architectural heritage of cultured beauty, defenscless against the wanton minds of calculated insanity.
Not only is Madame Pykett a victim of circumstances, gone is her timeless soul from her abode turned empty wasteland in Pulo Panang. (When I took this soulless picture one late afternoon, I was overwhelmed with emotion, standing before the gate – the normally happy sensation of seeing afternoon light playing on trees, leaves and paths was absent. In the enduring silence was a sense of bereaved pain of loss.
The 20 Pykett Avenue pic of controversial demolished Khaw Bian Cheng bungalow site was taken from outside the gate on Friday, 15 June (three days ago). It is photoshopped in an old plate style.
The unidentified English lady is a 19th century portraiture painting by Hoppner or Reynolds. Also photoshopped with an apple.
Source: British Museum