February 9, 2009

Test tubes

The unusual but colorful ceiling decoration in the medical laboratory of the University of the Philippines Health Service. I was so tickled, I just had to ask the laboratory technicians—all women, which is also pretty odd for a Manila hospital—if I could take a picture of it and they kindly let me in.

ceiling decoration made of test tubes filled with colored water

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34 comments:

angela said...

That is so.....perfect and the shot is great with the flowers in the centre of the arch.
I'd have been intrigued too...

Joe Narvaez said...

Very nice! Cool concept hehe.

Olivier said...

beau mélange de couleurs entre les tubes et les fleurs. Un instrument de musique bio. En effet une photo bien étrange.

beautiful blend of colors between the tubes and flowers. A musical instrument bio. Indeed, a strange picture.

Gypsy at heart said...

Oddly beautiful.....

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Rambling Round said...

How creative! So glad they let you in.

Lois said...

This is a great shot and a good example of decorating with what you have on hand!

Babooshka said...

That is so artistic. It just shows you a thing of beauty can be found in the oddest of places.

Halcyon said...

I love it! How creative of them to use boring old test tubes to decorate their workspace. We need more people like that around my office. :-)

brattcat said...

Beautifully composed, Hilda.

Lisa Wilson said...

I'm glad they let you in. That made for a great photo.

Pam said...

Hilda, you always find beauty in the simple things around you. What a wonderful gift that is;)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very beautiful colors and symmetry

MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk said...

I work in chemistry, and I post some tubes in a theme day (Circles and Spheres.)
Your photo is colorful.

Jarart said...

Great shot, too good to pass up.

George said...

I've never seen anything like this, but it is a beautiful decoration. You did a wonderful job of getting the test tubes to frame the flowers.

Wayne said...

I suppose it's best not to ask which various liquids they used.

Boise Diva said...

"They were all women" explains why it's there and so colorful.

Fio said...

What a clever composition!

JM said...

This is so cool! It immediately caught my attention on the portal.

Eki Akhwan said...

What a creative arrangement! It makes the place appropriately looks more cheerful.

Greensboro Daily said...

Hilda:

I love the way you capture the NEW Manila as well as the OLD. These colorful test tubes are great. Thank you for stopping by our new daily photo site. My goal is to visit at least one site per continent per day and decided to visit your site. I never realized just how vertical your city is!

Jan
Greensboro Daily Photo

marley said...

That is certainly an Odd Shot! The colours are so...colourful!

Missy said...

Nice shot, taking picture of this artistic design of test tubes :-)

becky aka theRAV said...

That is So beautiful and colorful too. Great shot!

V y Yo said...

Clever!!!!!!!!!!!
It cheers me up too :)

Katney said...

It would never have happened in an all male lab.

the donG said...

that's an unusual way to decorate a place but since it's a laboratory, it in a way still fits.

Mamapippa said...

Beautiful ! So many colors, must be a pleasure to work there !

lunarossa said...

This is such a fantastic shot! So colourful and with the final touch of the flowers! Excellent. Ciao. Antonella

Laurie said...

This is such a whimsical, happy, wonderful shot. I love it!

PERBS said...

Unique and beautiful and maybe odd too! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

That is such a fantastic odd shot! It really made me smile :)

Baruch said...

How colourful & very original

J.C. said...

Dear Hilda, This photo would fit the March's theme "Glass" perfectly!! A really artistic piece of art!

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