March 15, 2009

Where the excitement is

For those with more upscale sensibilities, I'd recommend the bars of Greenbelt in Makati City rather than those of yesterday's Remedios Circle. Greenbelt is a sprawling, low-density mall divided into five sections filled with high-end shops, restaurants and bars. This is one place where you'll see those designer clothes, bags and shoes, not just in the shops but actually worn by the multi-racial night creatures who frequent the place. This is Greenbelt 2 and there were no people in the restaurants yet because I took this at 6:30pm. If this is the kind of lifestyle you enjoy, consider the houses on top of this strip. They even have their own parking garage just below them (mostly hidden by the tree tops). They're called The Residences at Greenbelt, the same name given to the three condominium towers rising behind them (only one can be seen here, still wrapped in netting).

Greenbelt 2 and The Residences at Greenbelt

18 comments:

Abe said...

This is making use of the local spaces. I like the idea of the houses on top of the shops with the garages in between. It makes the population much more dense and not spread out like everything is here.

Our concrete super highways from the days of President Eisenhower are being considered as high speed railroad beds. At least one side of each could be a train track and it would help so much in our abuse of the environment. I think it is a great idea.

अविनाश said...

The 'Mall Culture' has developed significanntly in most major cities of the world, but with recesion in his second stage in Asia, the tuf times are ahead for them....

अविनाश said...

Nice shot as always

George said...

I really like this picture. It's interesting that the garages are between the shops and the restaurants. Thanks for this view of your Manila.

m_m said...

I like it! Great light and shadow:)

Afyonkarahisar said...

Your photos and articles to follow I'm in high spirits. Night and photos. Great image.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

such a contrast of light and activity above and below the tree line. I am glad you liked Carefree on my site. You always pick up on the interesting items in a post.

nino said...

Hmmm. Interesting life that would be. But high maintenance, for sure.

Marc said...

Quite different from yesterday's cafe. Don't know which place I'd prefer.

Steve Harris said...

That's a really interesting looking place. Great picture too! I like the contrast between the light at the bottom and the darker spaces above.

Lois said...

Great picture Hilda! It really gives one a feel for the area.

roentarre said...

I can sens a lot of poetic sentiment in your images. The capture enables to me visit the place without physically being there!

Neva said...

I guess neither today or yesterday's shot would appeal to me...I like the wider open spaces but this is a lovely photo.

iMarin said...

whaoooo great colors!

Reena said...

i think mix-use land uses are great. yan ang uso now eh. gone are the days of suburbanization. but the problem in these areas are pollution, i.e. air, and noise especially...:)

great shot by the way!

the donG said...

nice shot of greenbelt. definitely one of the best place to dine and enjoy the company with friends.

Estrella said...

wow! good timing after our event tonight! hehe

mirage2g said...

The question would be the price :D I love strolling there back in the days and the Austrian Embassy is also of walking distance...