November 5, 2008

Luxury

A small portion of the lovely shopping and dining promenade that is Bonifacio High Street, looking towards the exclusive condominiums of Serendra, in the fast-developing Bonifacio Global City. BGC is located in the city of Taguig and used to be the home of the Philippine Army, known then as Fort Bonifacio, named after Andres Bonifacio, one of the leaders of the Philippine revolution against Spanish colonial rule in the late 19th century.

Bonifacio High Street and Serendra

I just discovered today that My Manila was listed as one of 20 Awesome Photography Blogs - Manila, Philippines in ILovePhotoblogs. How cool is that? Of course, when I saw the fantastic photography in the other sites, I felt like a poor relation. So far, there are lists for 15 cities from all over the world. If you look at them, I'm sure you'll recognize some of our CDP blogger friends! And if you have favorite photoblogs, you can tell Rick about them by leaving a comment.

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19 comments:

MaCoBra said...

Hi Hilda, thanks for your comment. The heraldic signs are interesting indeed. The creature you are refering about stands for a lot. Too much for a comment, but it originated in the Byzantium -East Roman Empire in 300 AD? What it exactly means I don't know, but you also see it in the Russian Royal emblem. When Constantinopel fell they saw themselves as the reightfull heirs of Orthodoxie. There are many European heraldic signs with the double headed eagle. Also because it refers to Kings and Emporars being appointed by God, and thus can't be questioned. It also has something to do with the Coronation of Kings and Queens. A crown is worn by Catholic and Orthodox royals, a Protestant royal will not because they don't follow that particular idea. Also they must give account for their actions. There is much more to tell, but I will leave this for you to discover... :)

Regards from Marcel

craig said...

Congratulations on being recognised :) Love the open green spaces.

Halcyon said...

This does look like a very nice place. Love the green grass and the palms. I bet they don't let you walk on the grass though!

Congrats on being part of the I love photo blogs. I'm going to take a look, but I doubt Jackson will get any mention. I don't mind being a poor relation though. :)

Olivier said...

L'endroit est très beau, je n'aurais jamais pensé que c'etait un fort.

félicitation, tu dois être contente.

The place is very beautiful, I never thought that it was a fort.

Congratulations, you have to be happy.

Lori said...

what a pretty spot. wish i could lay out on that grass!

Eki Akhwan said...

Hilda, your photos are a fine and candid documentary of your lovely Manila and your commentaries are always insightful ... your blog deserves its place as an awsome photoblog because of its value. I - and I'm sure many other readers of your blog - enjoy the daily tour you give of Manila. Congratulations!

Saretta said...

Congratulations Hilda! Your blog is great...photos and commentary...you desere that award!

Tanya said...

That is so cool...woohoo to you!

marley said...

Not only celebrations for the election of the right man for the job but celebrations for you too! Congrats from me. Well deserved :)

Ken of Mac said...

congrats on more awards Hilda!

Layrayski said...

Congrats on the award, Hilda!

I haven't been to Serandra, sayang. I learned that it was very near to market market that my mom and I have been to. hehehe

Tash said...

Congratulations on your award! It's well deserved because you show Your Manila as no one else could!

jill said...

Hilda, congratulations on the mention of your blog. That is very cool!

Hilda said...

Thank you very much, guys and gals. But it's not an award — it's really just a list made by a photographer. But it's thrilling nonetheless.:)

mirage2g said...

Yet another of the many places in Manila I havent been to, when I left a lot of malls and highrise buildings sprouted! :D I am only able to know them here or from friends...

JM said...

That's a very nice place!

Congratulations, Hilda, for having your blog on that list! You deserve it!

Bergson said...

Congratulations for this deserved distinction

lunarossa said...

Congratulations, Hilda! Your blog is nice and fresh and as you can see, I'm not the only fan. Ciao. Antonella

Webradio said...

Joli fort, et belle récompense...