November 21, 2008

Red faced

The distinctive tower of the Manila City Hall, which was designed by Antonio Toledo in the 1930s. As seen from the passenger side of our car, through the windshield, from across Padre Burgos Street. Taking pictures while desperately trying not to be a great nuisance to my husband who was driving.

Manila City Hall clock tower

18 comments:

lunarossa said...

Hi Hilda, The tower looks beautiful, very Spanish in a way, athough its inclination remind me a bit of the leaning tower of Pisa!!! Have a great weekend. Ciao. Antonella

Olivier said...

une belle "tower clock" j'aime beaucoup cette couleur rouge, et avec ta perspective on dirait une fusée prête a partir ;o)

a beautiful "clock tower" I love the color red, and your perspective on like a rocket ready to go ;o)

Lisa Wilson said...

Nice catch!! Your description makes me laugh because I do annoy my husband with taking photos. I make him drive me around or go around town just for photos pretty often.

mirage2g said...

A great driveby photo! Pahiram?

Does the clock work well now?

Ken Mac said...

you've captured the leaning tower of Manila! This looks so unlike the buildings you've shot. I like it. Tell your hubbie you've got work to do!

MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk said...

I love this roof. Great photo Hilda.

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is an interesting color on the clock's face. I suppose it has to do with the architect. It is a nice photo too. Hope you didn't disturb your husband driving too much with you hanging out the passenger window.

Laurie said...

Hilda, I don't blame you for photographing this beautiful tower. It's wonderful. I agree that the angle reminds me of the leaning tower of Pisa!

Love the colors, don't you?

JM said...

Beautiful tower! I like the contrast of the white with that dark red.

I envy you! 26ºC in Manila, while 15ºC here at the moment!!!

babooshka said...

It's a beauty. at red face is so unusual.

Layrayski said...

hi Hilda! Would you believe that the last time we were in manila I tried taking a photo of that same clock? We were riding a jeepney so I had to twist my body just to get a shot of that. Very touristy thing to do. Hahaha

Hyde DP said...

wish I had someone to drive me round to get photos - you might not see so many footpaths from me perhaps though - my competition result is up - no trolls but I loved the idea!

Webradio said...

Hello You !
It's like a "rocket"... Very pretty the red colour...
See You later !

nobu said...

Beautifl historical tower.
L like this angle.

Putra Riau said...

wew.. this is Pisa style!

Hilda said...

G:
Help yourself! :)

Jim said...

You look so close to the tower. Nice job. I am always trying to take pictures while someone else is driving.

turtle said...

i like the tilt.