Google's 17/12/2015 doodle commemorates the 245th year of Beethoven's birth (his birthday was unknown but he was baptised on this day in 1770).
The doodle is unique in that the animated story, coupled with Beethoven's best known works, is also an interactive puzzle in which user is required to piece the musical scores together, by listening to the notes, to proceed to the next clip.
This shopkeeper wishes that the animation could be longer to include Beethoven's 7th, violin concerto, Kreutzer...
As this shopkeeper went through his piles of old books at home, he found an old newspaper cutting. It was an 1998 Business Times article on the late Mr Wu Guanzhong （吳冠中) in conjunction with an exhibition of his works in Singapore that year.
As an admirer of Mr Wu's works for over 2 decades, he is looking forward to visiting the National Gallery Singapore in which one of the galleries is dedicated to Mr Wu and his art pieces.
Meanwhile, he is to content with the woodblock print (木版水印) that hangs on the shop's wall and the several art books of Mr Wu that sit on the shop's shelf.
As the Monument Valley (video game) was made available for free on iOS platform (usually for a limited time only), this shopkeeper downloaded the award-winning game. He was very impressed- the interactiveness, story-telling etc. Most of all, its graphic design in reference to M. C. Escher's works.
For comparison, here are the images from the game and Escher's work, Waterfall taken from a Pop-Up book (which of course is on sale in this bookstore :)
Do check out the game, whether you are on iOS platform or not. Beside it being an enjoyable game, it might even tell us something about changing perspectives to see things differently.