December 19, 2008

Blue glow

The Promenade of Our Lady and the St. Stanislaus Kostka Chapel of the Ateneo de Manila High School. Unlike the higher education levels, the basic education units (high school and grade school) of the Ateneo de Manila University are still only for boys. The low buildings on either side of the promenade are the classrooms of the 4th year students. I hear that the lights hang on the trees year-round but are only turned on during special events and occasions. This was at about 5:00 in the afternoon.

The Promenade of Our Lady and St. Stanislaus Kostka Chapel at the Ateneo de Manila High School at dusk

An hour later, this is what the promenade looked like. Even the chapel is outlined in lights! Please pardon the fuzziness of this picture—people and cars were beginning to crowd the driveway and I had a hard time getting a clear shot and couldn't take my sweet time about it.

The Promenade of Our Lady and St. Stanislaus Kostka Chapel at the Ateneo de Manila High School at night

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29 comments:

angela said...

Wow, Hilda, that is so charming. Are there any girls only schools too?

JM said...

These photos are absolutely gorgeous, Hilda! I love them. Very well done!

Sue said...

What lovely pics! I love the colors. Thanks for visiting my blog, too.

babooshka said...

These are gorgeous cool blue hues,

bookbabie said...

Very unusual and lovely shots!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful! I love the way the lights look like they're floating in the third pic.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Lois said...

What a beautiful sight--I love the blue!

MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk said...

Hilda, great photo sequence. I like a lot the frame you caught.

PJ said...

Hilda, I love this. It's just everything that Christmas is about, all in one photo. I've seen a lot of blue this year and this is just perfect.

Tarolino said...

Such a beautiful chapel and the gorgeous blue and white lights to go with it. The second shot is even better and not at all fuzzy for being taken in the dark. A really good and different post for SWF.

Whishing you happy holidays. These pictures really say it better than words.

craig said...

Love the lighting! I actually really like the slight movement and fuzziness.

Lisa Wilson said...

These are beautiful!

Jackie said...

Oh those lights are really beautiful - I haven't seen anything like that before. It just looks magical.

PS Check out my Sibiu blog tomorrow for a manuscript picture ;)

lunarossa said...

Really lovely, Hilda. It looks like blue rain. All the best. Antonella

Fio said...

What a lovely post! Especially as connected with my country :))

the donG said...

another one of my favorite shots here. you really know when to shoot as it displays the subject and a perfect backdrop of the sky. havent been to that area yet of ateneo.

crittoria said...

It's beautiful!

George said...

Beautiful pictures, especially the second one. I especially like the blue light strings.

Guy D said...

Wow, very cool shot, thanks for sharing.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

USelaine said...

Those are beautiful! I like that shade of "electric" blue.

nobu said...

Beautiful colour...

Hilda said...

Angela:
Almost all private grade schools and high schools in Metro Manila are either for girls only or for boys only. It has to do with the fact that most of them are run by religious orders. Very few private schools are mixed gender, though all public schools are.

Eki Akhwan said...

The top photo is definitely my favorite from your collection. Beautiful and very befitting for a Church and the auspicies occasion of Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Hilda!

Tash said...

Such gorgeous pictures. I loved the first one (paused there while reading the text & then I got a lovely surprize of the 2nd.)
Thanks for the link on St. Stanislaus Kostka - I had not heard of this saint before.

Tamera said...

Wow, beautiful!

marley said...

Lovely photos. Very pretty :)

Marc said...

Two lovely pictures that capture the spirit of this time of the year.

Islipian said...

I love those hanging lights, how lovely!

alain said...

loved ur pic of the church. especially because of the blue lights. it's like raining with blue snow. hahaha keep up the good work.