November 12, 2008

The two towers

After getting stopped from taking more pictures of the RCBC Plaza by its security guards, my husband and I crossed Gil Puyat Avenue to look for a place to eat at The Columns, which was our original intent. The Columns is a set of condominium towers with restaurants and cafés at the street level. I asked a guard there if I could take a picture of the building and he said no, sorry. But he didn't stop me from taking pictures of the RCBC Plaza across the street. So here it is again, this time with its two towers. Yesterday's photo was taken at the base of the curved edge of the tower on the right.

RCBC Plaza

29 comments:

angela said...

That's one big building. I like the angle you've taken the photo from..At first glance I thought the towers were joined but There seems to be a gap between them.

Webradio said...

Very high those towers !

Have a nice day !

turtle said...

i like it, looks like a book.

HZDP said...

Hilda,
so you mean the condominium has some restaurats or hotels, right?
Pretty much the same condition here in Hangzhou, I guess it's getting more and more difficult for those restaurants to find a space on the ground..haha, nice shot!

Marcel said...

A very cool building. I agree it kind of does look like a book.

tr3nta said...

what do you mean two... looks like one... nice shot!

Sharon said...

These buildings look like the are connected on the one side.

Bergson said...

Beautiful symétric building

Why don't you can shot the building?

marley said...

It looks like a giant glass open book! You should stick to your own rules and take the photo and then plead innocence! :)

Jackie said...

That is a good shot. I bet the security guards are just making up the rules as they go along - a woman taking a picture with a little camera is clearly no threat, so they can make themselves look big by telling you to stop.

Laurie said...

HIlda, this is like something out of a science fiction film. I LOVE this shot!

Photo Cache said...

why is shooting what i guess is a public structure not allowed?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hmmm, Those security guys try to stop us from having fun. We'll just have to start taking our hidden cameras. (Only kidding, Mr. Security Guy.)

Ken Mac said...

my kinda angles!

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" loves architectural shots like this and the previous post. Good job, Hilda!

mirage2g said...

I remember this building well. =) Manong guard is nice, thats good unlike the others...Taking photos nowadays has its toll! Great POV and with the inclusion of the leaves at the fg, lovely!

Lothiane said...

Wow, impressive building(s)!

Why on earth do the security guards tell you you can't take pictures of the buildings? That is strange.

We should all go there to take lots of pictures. See if they can stop us all... haha :)

valeria said...

Amazing pic! At first sight I thought it was one big building, then I spotted the tiny gap. I wonder how large it is, not a lot, I guess. Funny episode! I think Jackie has a good point about the guards and Lothiane has a good idea...

lunarossa said...

Nice shot, Hilda. I suppose after the 9/11 all public (and private) buidings of this kind are guarded more carefully. And these two buildings here remind me somehow of the Twin Towers....Ciao. Antonella

JM said...

Great perspective! After reading the 'open book' thing I can clearly see it too! :-)

Boise Diva said...

How funny - is a there a limit on how many pictures are "OK" with security guards?

Saretta said...

Wow, that is big and shiny! Those security guards are just silly, in my opinion. Obviously, you can just step across the street and take the photo or probably take one from a thousand nearby locations that they can't monitor!

Ruby said...

Hee hee, you got another one! Good one! I want to zoom in on it now to see if I can see what they're doing inside that's so secret ;-)

alicesg said...

Very nice photo of the towers. I guess we, bloggers, are not popular with security guards....lol.

the donG said...

ganda ng kuha! astig to.

Sally said...

That security nonsense drives me nuts. As if someone with serious intent can;t get blueprints, floorplans and photos of anything - certainly much more than a snap like this shows, all of which can be seen by the human eye.

Bah humbug to all that oppressive crap! (it happens here too! I got stopped by one over-zealous idiot on the harbour bridge one day - views which thousands of tourists snap every day!!!)

Uma por Dia said...

I just love this angle!

babooshka said...

Impressive. I like these angles so dramatic.

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