April 4, 2009

Farmers Plaza

Farmers Plaza in Cubao is one of the oldest malls in Quezon City. It was built before shopping was supposed to be an 'experience' and the shops were small and crowded, and the corridors dark and narrow. It underwent a major renovation when the Metro Rail Transit system was constructed because one of the MRT's largest stations would connect directly to it. On one side of Farmers Plaza, and the reason for its name, is Farmers Market, one of the oldest, largest and cleanest fresh produce, meat and seafood markets in the city.

Farmers Plaza

15 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

Oh my. I wonder if that is what we call, Spam, above my comment. Looks like it to me but in Japanese. LOL

I like your photo and the explanation. I wish we had light rail. It might make life more interesting as we get older.

Hilda said...

Boy, that was fast! Deleted now.

butuan_today said...

nice reads about Manila...

I once chanced upon an article about the early beginnings of Araneta, Cuabo including that of Farmer's Plaza.

please visit my city blog at www.butuantoday.tumblr.com

thank you.

Cezar and Léia said...

How did you take this picture! wowww! Amazing angle! I loved the colours ( red, white and blue from your flag...and the green from all groceries inside the market! )
Great post!
By the way, thank you so much for your kind visit and words!You are very gentle!
Léia :-)

Lois said...

You did a great job on this picture Hilda! I love the angle.

susieofarabia said...

Hilda - This photo is so artsy - the lines and angles, the colors - very nice!

marley said...

Very colourful! I like the angle you took it at.

Vogon Poet said...

I am really curious to see the inside...

George said...

What a colorful building. The history behind the building was very interesting. Thanks for sharing it with us.

gogouci said...

The colors are so cheerful. I'd be attracted to this building no matter what it was.

nobu said...

Nice angle!!

Sakura in Tokyo is full bloom now.

Joe Narvaez said...

Nice colors! Interesting angle!

the donG said...

it definitely is. i remember my first trip to manila and it's already there. not as colorful yet.

apalitdailyphoto said...

Cool shot! I was just there last week!

gandarynako said...

i remember trekking all the way to QC with my lola so that she could do her shopping ;-)