I don't remember what prompted my dad to rear pigeons. But quite a few of our neighbours did. Maybe it was for the eggs or maybe he wanted to cook them.
Actually just a few years back, there used to be some stray pigeons living in our present house. They made their home in the empty space between the false ceiling and the roof. At night we could hear them moving about and cooing softly. I was a bit worried about the droppings and the shed feathers and so when we renovated our house in 2000, we asked the contractor to seal off the access. But once my children caught one and managed to train it to fly from person to person. They named it Pigeonol.
OK. Here’s a quiz to round off this post. See the photo above. I took this photo of the pigeon in 1985 at a very well-known place - not Singapore. Hint: It was very much in the news earlier this month. Where is this place?
Thanks for sharing this photo Brian.