October 14, 2008

Amusing

This is the front of the funny-looking building I posted yesterday. It's the entrance of the Aliw Theater, and I'm sure you all see the letters. Aliw is a Tagalog word which means entertainment, amusement. Most of the performances staged here are popular concerts, although it is also the main performance venue of Ballet Manila. I still say the building looks strange and gaudy. Okay, only on the outside, but still…

Aliw Theater

26 comments:

JM said...

Now, looking at people, I realize how huge it is!

Eki Akhwan said...

This is trully a wonderful design and colors, Hilda. Very eye-catching!

Olivier said...

le symbole du milieu fait vraiment penser a une danseuse. j'aime beaucoup, c'est plein de vie.


the symbol of middle really think of a dancer. I love you, is full of life.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

you have one of the most incredibly interesting buildings i have seen in a city in a long time. that spiky skyline coupled with the flamboyant colours of ALIW must really brighten up the city.

these photos remind me of another weird and wonderful building which i saw once in vienna when i was touring was the hundertwasser haus (http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/1e13e0/)

Webradio said...

Very surprising...
It seems like a bellet of dance...

Sharon said...

This is a strange building,you are right. However, I do see the letters you mentioned. Very colorful indeed.

Marcel said...

I think I'd agree with your assesment of the outsdie of the building. But I'd like to see some of the entertainment inside.

Boise Diva said...

To me, it looks just typically artsy. It's probably more the bright colors that surprise people.

mirage2g said...

When was is constructed? I've never seen it there before...=) funny nga hehe....parang rocket ship! lol.

jill said...

It is an interesting and colorful building.

rob said...

These letters are also spiky and I can see them also in the other picture. Wow, this building is really interesting. I hope you can show us also the inside. Ciao!!

Tanya said...

Wow, it is gigantic! The w reminds me of the top of a pineapple :)

Bergson said...

Full of color to warm us

marley said...

They are huge letters! It makes the entrance very dramatic - and easy to see!

Glad I've found another Doctor Who fan in the CDPB family. It's a must see programme for me although I do have to wait a whole week for the next episode, at least you can see them in one go on dvd!

ken mac said...

think I like the wider angle shot better. okay, now you sneak in and get some undercover shots of the ballet in action!

Mary Jo said...

Seeing only the entrance its kind of strange, but I can see from yesterday's post the it comes well together.

NYD said...

With colors that bright it must cheer up the people who pass by everyday.,

Layrayski said...

hehehe i'm sorry that i have to agree with your assessment hilda. aliw evokes a different connotation to me, plus the colors? I'm still willing to go inside and check the interior of the building hehehe

Ann Pablo said...

strange and gaudy is good. strange and gaudy is wicked. i love the colors.

uncleawang said...

Hi,
Im sure the colours will cheer up the city people.
Have a nice day.

Zsolt said...

I like this designe, too. It has a tropical mood:)

Saretta said...

You can't say it's not colorful! ;-)

Kala said...

Hi Hilda! That is an interesting building. It reminds me of my trip last year to Boston and more specifically, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) university. They have some really unusual building designs. almost breaks conventional wisdom as to how they stand in the face of gravity!

Abraham Lincoln said...

An amazing lettering job. I wonder how long it took them to figure this out? It is really nice to see things like this, Hilda.

I hasten to add that it took me some time to see the letters even after you told us what they were.

babooshka said...

y gosh it's enourmous and so in your face in colour. I imagine this would be a great meating place for dtangers. You couldn't exactly miss it.

Jackie said...

I think this looks so cool! I was shocked when I saw how small the people were!