September 27, 2008

Home of Philippine culture

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), along Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City, was inaugurated in 1969 with the purpose of preserving Filipino arts and culture. Its resident companies include the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, UST Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theater, Tanghalang Pilipino, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company and Philippine Madrigal Singers. Of course, with its five theaters and six exhibit halls, it also serves as the premier venue for international dance, music and theater groups that perform in the Philippines. The fountain and lawn in front of the CCP is also a popular picnic area for the residents of congested neighborhoods nearby. I've come to realize though that I might never be able to take a photo of the CCP with the fountain on. We only go there for performances and the fountain's only turned on about half an hour before they begin, and by that time we're already inside the building. Oh well. You can always do a Google image search if you want to see the CCP with its fountain.

Cultural Center of the Philippines

15 comments:

Webradio said...

Yes Hilda "Philippine" is a nice country, and You love it...
Thanh you for the text...
See You later.

Joy said...

I love it best at night, when the fountain is on and the lights glimmer like gold!

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hadeveyra said...

Home?

JM said...

Beautiful architecture! Pitty the fountain is not allways working...

mirage2g said...

The interior here is always welcomely, I love going there for exhibits and international films...miss home na...I get to see the fountain often coz the bus that I board has a station near here hehe. Di bale, you'll get the chance din...happy weekend!

HZDP said...

Thx for the test! I really didnt know CCP refers to the cultural center, I've heard it before from my friends, obviously I didnt pay much attention to their talk.

ken mac said...

looks fantastic just the way it is! Love that moderne architecture design...

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Interesting architecture.

Boise Diva said...

Very interesting architecture, I would like to see the fountain.

Eki Akhwan said...

At last ... ^_^ Thank you for posting this picture, Hilda. This is one of the places in Manila I have a fond memory of. I can proudly say I was here. It's a grand building with nice architecture, not to mention its very important function.

metromanila said...

This is a nice shot Hilda.

M said...

Great Blog there Hilda. Thanks for sharing & taking pics.

Greeting from Singapore.

Ming (www.singaporedailyphoto.com)

babooshka said...

That is so striking. I'm an older arcgitecture fan, but sometimes a piece just grabs me.

Layrayski said...

I have never been there... Cool, interesting design. =)

• Eliane • said...

Waow, great architecture. I love this. Simple and bold. Beautiful. :)