October 19, 2008

Golden prow

Intrigued by the bangka that rowed across my sunset photo last Friday, I followed it as it crossed the harbor of the Manila Yacht Club. Here are some of the sailboats docked there. The tall building in the background is the 1322 Golden Empire Tower, a residential condominium along Roxas Boulevard. Its main boast is that every unit has a view of Manila Bay. It is currently the tallest building in the City of Manila, and the fourth tallest in Metro Manila. At 203 meters, it's downright puny compared to the world's tallest building.

bangka at the Manila Yacht Club with a view of 1322 Golden Empire Tower

17 comments:

Webradio said...

Hello Hida !
The photo is very nice, and the tower seems high !

Its seems sleepy in this tower...
No lght !

marley said...

I bet its nice living there. A view over the bay must be great, especially with a stunning sunset to watch.

Ruby said...

Wow! I love the light of the early evening. Looks such a tranquil shot, lovely calm water.

Bergson said...

beautiful light
This boat is surprising in this port

Sharon said...

What a beautiful scene. I love it.

Saretta said...

Beautiful light!

rob said...

I like the bangka, but I prefer the yacht on the right ;) !

www.niamhphotography.com said...

wonderfully composed. the tall building really dwarfs the other highrises in the scene.

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely photo of the harbor. Tall, by the way, is only when compared to something of a different and ideally diminutive height.

gogouci said...

The setting sun creates such a warm calming effect. Lovely job framing the subject and background. As always, thanks for visiting.

marie6 said...

The only tall building we have in malta is only 18 storeys high!!!

A very beautiful photo. I came over from niamhphotography.

Laurie said...

Oooooh.... such wonderful light! Beautiful, Hilda.

JM said...

I agree with all: the light is awesome! Great shot!
As to the building, although I think it shouldn't be there, the view from its windows must be out this world...

Tanya said...

What a beautiful view. Love the long canoe too!

tr3nta said...

Nice view of town...

Tash said...

It reminded me of LA's Marina Del Rey - except the yachts are bigger. Lovely boat in the foreground - worth more than the yachts if you ask me.

bowledover said...

Hi Hilda.
I like this picture very much. The colour and tones make you feel that you are experiencing the weather also.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Thank you for your visit and kind comments re SWF.