January 23, 2009

A sea of green

The three tallest structures in the Ateneo de Manila University right now are the Church of the Gesù and its bell tower, the two-tower student dormitory, and the Ricardo & Dr. Rosita Leong Hall—the home of the School of Social Sciences which you can't see here because I took this photo from its roof deck. The scale of the church and the dorm is deceiving because the terrain is hidden by the trees. The church stands on the highest point of the campus. Behind it, the land begins to slope downward until it ends on a cliff which overlooks Marikina valley. The dorm is at the very edge of the property and probably has a wonderful view of the City of Marikina and the Sierra Madre mountains.

Ateneo Church of the Gesù, its bell tower, and the dormitory of the Ateneo de Manila university

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19 comments:

Olivier said...

la croix ressort bien dans ce ciel. Elle doit être vraiment très grande.
the cross is clear in the sky. She must be really great.

MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk said...

Great photo of this skyline.
I don't know if you have visited my added post of jan. 20. I would like that you could visit it.

Rambling Round said...

Nice skyline here.

Marc said...

I remember this church from your earlier post. Nice to see it from a different perspective now. Nice sky too.

D Herrod said...

That is a beautiful skyline.

George said...

This is a beautiful picture of the sky and the skyline.

Halcyon said...

Ahhh... clear blue skies! Happy Friday!!!

Boise Diva said...

I really enjoy seeing green...the doldrums of January have hit us the U.S. Northwest!

Photo Cache said...

Very nice. I've never been to Ateneo. I wonder if it's open for visitors.

Laurie said...

So peaceful and lovely!

Saretta said...

Nice skyline! (I realise my comment is not original, but it's the first thing I thought when I saw the photo!)

marley said...

Excellent sky watch. It'll be a while before we see green trees here :(

rhoen said...

very nice skywatch! nice pic, too!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The church really stands out in this landscape with the cross well above the trees.

Reena said...

i haven't been inside the katipunan campus for quite some time now. pero pansin ko nga that it's more green now.

Babooshka said...

The simplicity of the image really draws your eye to the cross.Very nicely done and very peaceful.

nazeee said...

very cool SkyWatch image

angela said...

Great sky line. I like the startling whiteness of the buildings especially against the green..

JM said...

Really nice composition and framing!