March 7, 2009

Elegant underpass

An underground pedestrian tunnel was built a few years ago to allow people to get into the Quezon Memorial Circle without having to risk life and limb crossing the eight-lane road that surrounds the park. Named the Belmonte Underpass after the current mayor, it is well-lit and elegant enough to serve as an exhibition hall. Which is exactly what Quezon City Hall did with its photo exhibit of "Quezon City in the Making." What should have taken me a couple of minutes to cross took half an hour, but I really enjoyed it.

Belmonte Underpass with a photo exhibit

22 comments:

m_m said...

It looks great! It is really elegant! Nice shot!

NYD said...

That looks really nice. Clean, stylish and I really like the drop ceiling. It breaks up the monotony you find in most tunnels.

Eki Akhwan said...

that's a clean and elegant underpass indeed, Hilda. futuristic looking too. I wish we had that here in Bandung.

Greensboro Daily said...

Great shot, perspective. Really leads the eye down the corridor.

On another note, I'm curious. How do you say underpass in tagalog?

bertN said...

Ang ganda at ang linis! Me restroom din ba?

Pam said...

Wow, 8 lanes is a lot to cross even if you were on rollerskates. Time or Safety, hmm. Great shot, Hilda

अविनाश said...

very well maintained..looks really elegant

boholdailyphoto said...

Wow, ang linis. Great shot here Hilda.

JM said...

Really cool!

Saretta said...

My goodness, it's so modern and clean. I'm amazed by the underpass, the exhibit is just an added extra!

Jarart said...

When I hear the word underpass, this is not what comes to mind. What a great idea!

lunarossa said...

Wow, so clean and elegant!!! Have you ever experienced underpassages in Europe? I'd rather risk my life crossing the busy road!!!All the best. Ciao. A.

marley said...

Puts our ones to shame. Grotty concrete and grafitti this is not!

Marc said...

If only all tunnels were like this. Looks great and maybe is nice and cool too...

Jacob said...

That is so wonderful and so unlike many tunnels which are often dark, dreary and dangerous.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Hilda!
Have a wonderful International Women`s Day, a nice Sunday okay!
Kind Regards
God bless you
Léia :-)

Layrayski said...

You described it well. it is elegant! But I get confused everytime I go under one of these. Tourist lang kasi hehehe

Brett said...

This is a great shot

the donG said...

elegant indeed. this should how our underpass look. i wish the one in quiapo will be like this.

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Lisa Wilson said...

I love the architecture! I bet keeping that floor so shiny takes a lot of work.

enhenyero said...

I am not aware there is an underpass there, thanks for the info...