April 26, 2009

A room with a view

This is not in Metro Manila. Again. One of my husband's cousins got married in Tagaytay City in the province of Cavite yesterday afternoon and the house that the bride and groom rented for the reception has a magnificent view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. Taal Lake is the third largest lake in the Philippines and is located in the province of Batangas. It has several islands and the biggest is where the still-active Taal Volcano is. The reception was supposed to be outdoors so guests could enjoy the view but it rained the whole afternoon, shrouding the entire lake and ruining their original plan. It was bright and sunny when I took this photo this morning, but the dark clouds beginning to form signaled yet another wet afternoon.

Taal Lake and Volcano viewed from Tagaytay City

The reception was eventually held in the living room of the house. Even on cloudy days, wouldn't you just love to have a view like this from your home? I know I would!

picture window in a house in Tagaytay City overlooking Taal Lake

Urban or rural, natural or man-made, take a sightseeing tour of our world's diverse scenery!
Scenic Sunday

31 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Yes I'm envious here, what a fantastic view!!!!!
Glad to know about so happy moment !
Great post!
Léia :-)

kazu said...

How beautiful view!
Great photos.

George said...

You're right -- this is a room with a wonderful view. I'm sorry the rain changed the reception plans, but I'll bet it was still nice in that beautiful room.

Abe Lincoln said...

I really like these photographs. It must have been nice there.

Jacob said...

Sorry about the rain, but what a place! Incredible. Great photos, Hilda!

The Explorer said...

what a lovely scenery. nice shot.

Coşkun said...

Thanks Hilda,
Great photos again. Bye.

Lois said...

Very nice Hilda! Cloudy days can be beautiful too!

m_m said...

Great place! Wonderful views!

Marc said...

Not a bad place. Hope you all had a great time there.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

HIlda: Breathtaking and the furniture enhances, as opposed to detracting! You seem like a nice person, the kind of person who sees this type of view in everything put before you. Or, as we say, a person who sees a glass as being half full!!!

Fio said...

Stunning view even with a cloudy sky.

lunarossa said...

Wow, Hilda, absolutely stunning. How lucky to visit a place like this! Have a nice week. Ciao. A.

Vogon Poet said...

Really a room with a view, very good images. I hope everything went fine.

James said...

Wow what a fantastic view! Great photos I almost feel like I', loking out a window.
Thanks Hilda!

marley said...

What a fantastic location!

Linnea W said...

Wow! Now that is a view. Even though it rained during the reception, I'm sure everyone had a spectacular time. It probably felt like being on a cloud when you looked through the windows.

Clueless in Boston said...

Stunning views, but too bad for the bride not being able to have it outdoors as planned.

Joe Narvaez said...

Stunning view!

Tricia said...

Yes, I would! It's a beautiful view & fantastic shots!

Per Stromsjo said...

How 'bout that! A groom with a view.

the donG said...

the place looks like a good place to reflect with a great view.

Saretta said...

That view is breathtaking!

Bergson said...

In France we say: Rainy marriage happy marriage!

Frank de Jol said...

Magnificent view !!!!

Halcyon said...

It's beautiful even with the fog and clouds. What a wonderful place for a wedding!

Jackie said...

What a perfect wedding location! It looks really beautiful.

Juergen Kuehn said...

A beatiful view to these offshore islands.
Ubiquitous sun and rain, sea, sand and sky... that's life.

JM said...

And what a room!!! I just love it!

Denise Jelonek said...

What beautiful scenery and architechture you have in Manila. I had no idea. Thank you for sharing a part of your world.

foreveryoung said...

Hi Ms. Hilda :) Do you know who is the contact person of this house in Tagaytay? I am interested of renting this place :) Thanks :) Pls tweet me at @jan1212 .. I am also following you in twitter ...