April 11, 2009

From Italy, by way of New York

The elaborate paper tole map of New York City and funky lighting fixture of Napoli Pizzeria Ristorante in The Block at SM City North (a mall). The World Trade Center towers are still there, but written underneath its name (which can't be seen here, sorry) is 9/11/2001.

paper tole map of New York City at Napoli Pizzeria Ristorante

21 comments:

magiceye said...

beautiful mural

Vogon Poet said...

I have just learned what a paper tole is and that to sell pizza in Manila you had to show Manhattan instead of the Vesuvio.
But, I must confess, New York pizza is so good!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Manila is such a multifaceted place. Thank you for sharing!

Regarding this post, the building-looking lights in the upper right-hand corner look very interesting. Perhaps you could post a picture of them.

JM said...

Great composition! I like the skyscraper lamps.

A couple of days ago I've posted a photo of Manhattan with the Twin Towers on my travel blog; it is such a strange feeling looking at the picture now...

Lois said...

It's so beautiful! My daughter just returned from a trip to New York City. I haven't been back since the towers fell.

Cezar and Léia said...

Great post Hilda!
I loved NY ( we visited USA in 2007) and the pizza was delicious !
I would like to visit Manila some day!
a wonderful Sunday for you!
Léia

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very interesting and now sort of a memorial. NIce angle and good eye for spotting this unique mural. I am glad you enjoyed the El Pedegral buildings and boulders on my site. The pastel colors are interesting. I will have more cactus and Chihuly coming up and a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West over the next few weeks. I hope you like the Wright series about his historic desert camp.

Jacob said...

What an amazing mural. And at Napoli Pizzeria no less.

Have a wonderful Easter, Hilda!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I had not noticed the skyscraper lampshades until JM's comment. I guess it makes sense to sell Pizza in Manila with a mural from New York. New Yorkers are proud of their pizza. There is a chain of New York pizza places in the Phoenix area. Of course, New Yorkers are proud of everything about New York.

In our beach town in Costa Rica, we even have a condo building that is marketing itself as being "New York Style on a Costa Rican Beach."

marley said...

Lovely map/mural and I like your title today. NYC is one of my favourite places, such energy and soooo much to see!

Sakiwi said...

No country or society can escape U.S. influence of some kind. I love the reflecting colours - green, blue and red.

Boise Diva said...

I have to say on our visit to NYC last year, we had possibly the worst pizza we have ever tasted. It was actually funny! A great trip, can't wait to get back there.

Zsolt said...

I just wonder if there is a pizzeria in New York with a map of Manila?:) Would be funny:)

Juergen Kuehn said...

New York City is allways a great motive for a mural. I love NYC and if I live in Manila then I am a habitué in this Ristorante.

George said...

This is a beautiful mural, but I'm really intrigued by the lights. Manila is quite a city!

Afyonkarahisar said...

Easter happy holidays.

the donG said...

i visited SM north 2weeks ago and the renovation is really good. looking at your photos makes me imagine what part of the mall is this area. it's a huge mall. happy easter!

Susie of Arabia said...

I really like this photo - it's interesting that it's in Manila!

traveller said...

This mural was Ronnie L.'s project.

traveller said...

Boise Diva...the best NY pizza I've tasted were from the small mom & pop type shops. You know, the ones where you're kinda iffy about the hygiene but, nevertheless, the best tasting pizza ever.

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