March 6, 2009

Urban tropics

You know you're in Metro Manila when you see coconut trees along the road swaying in the breeze under a bright blue summer sky filled with fluffy white clouds—beside utility poles with messy, tangled cables. Taken during an afternoon stroll around our neighborhood.

coconut trees and utility pole

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29 comments:

Dee said...

Yes, so familiar. Typical Manila.

lunarossa said...

It might be a bit messy but I like it. What lovely trees...Have a nice weekend. Ciao. Antonella

Digital Polaroids said...

Great, I also shoot wires a lot!

angela said...

We seem to have the same ideas about visual pollution, Hilda. I love the way you've caught those frondy leaves swaying in the wind.

VioletSky said...

You are right - those hydro lines do look messy!!
But a great shot of the breeze in the fronds and wires.

Saretta said...

Oh dear, Hilda, I have such a hopeless memory...help me, please!

Olivier said...

c'est très exotique, dommage tous ces câbles électriques. Mais c'est le problème partout.
it is very exotic, damage all these electrical cables. But it is problem everywhere

Jarart said...

Love those coconut trees! Do the coconuts fall off on the ground?
Wires are everywhere. I don't notice them until I look at the pictures I've taken and then I see them.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Ok this is fantastic but my question is with those coconuts do they ever fall down on there own and hit anyone?

kden said...

I would love to see a palm tree in person. Great shot.

Lisa Wilson said...

Wonderful trees and sky! I guess the cables are messy, but necessary!

Marc said...

The tree on the right seems to be really full of coconuts. Don't walk right under them Hilda! :-)

Lois said...

They are very pretty Hilda! We have palm trees around here, but they seldom get that tall.

the donG said...

those trees compete with the electrical posts or maybe the other way around.

BirdingMaine said...

Nice photo for Skywatch Friday!

Thanks for sharing.

Regina Marie said...

It looks pretty cool to me. I live in the tropics too but I guess we don't get tired of coconut trees huh!?

nazeee said...

nice clear sky and messy cables with palms separating them

marley said...

Interesting sky watch. I think they call these things Street Furniture. I call it unsightly! Great photo though :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Hilda!
Wonderful blue sky!
Have a great weekend in your beautiful city!
Kind Regards
Léia :-)

Babooshka said...

Its starnge to think what is familiar to one part if the world is so lain to another. This is a image I just wouldn't see here, lovely sky though.

mirage2g said...

Beautiful! Now I miss buko!! ;) Hapy weekend sory for the late visit...TC!

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Mo said...

This is so Asian to me. The tangle of scary wires next to beautiful trees.

Greensboro Daily said...

HIlda:

You always have such great titles!

Ken Mac said...

swinging in the breeze!

Mariamellie said...

=) such tall coco trees! higher than the wires! oh my.. anyway.. thanks for visiting me!

Bergson said...

Our sky is always gray

Louise said...

The palm trees make it look like the best place to be, even if it IS windy!

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Beautiful! Coconut trees are beautiful when swayed gently by the winds especially at the beach..

IRENE said...

This is a great picture combining Nature and human civilisation. I enjoyed visiting 'your' Manila.