June 5, 2009

Gantry cranes

Mid-morning on a clear day, one can look out towards Manila Bay from the CCP Bay Terminal (where the ferry for Corregidor Island docks) and see the big cranes of the North Harbor. The breakwater shelters the Manila Yacht Club.

Manila Yacht Club breakwater and North Harbor cranes

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25 comments:

luna miranda said...

i've always wanted to take a morning photo from the harbour square. but it seems i only go in that area at night.:D

great shot!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

On a clear day you can see forever... (:
Have a nice weekend!

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Regina said...

Good one!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear Hilda!
Fabulous sky!
This place has a breathtaking view!
Thanks for sharing!
Cezar

Rambling Round said...

I'm sure Louis Armstrong was singing about this bay in his song, "What a Wonderful World!"

Clueless in Boston said...

I like the look of gantry cranes in a harbor like this. They give it a sense of activity and a bustling working harbor.

Pam said...

Hi Hilda, This is a wonderful view of Manila. I enjoy seeing all the activity that takes place at the bay and harbor.

Dimple's Mom said...

very nice shot of the manila harbor. :)

Happy week-end!

Arlene
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nobu said...

Wonderful photo of sky and sea.

Layrayski said...

Hi Hilda is this the view where there used to be fireworks every saturday night?

James said...

Very nice picture. I remember being floored when I found out how much money the crane operator made who loaded my navy ship.

Jacob said...

This may sound crazy, but most photos I've seen of this area have come from WWII...so it is very nice to look at your beautiful photograph and see what was once a terrible battleground now at peace...

Thanks!

Don and Krise said...

Very nice Hilda. That sure looks like an expensive vessel on the left side.

Joy said...

Such an interesting angle. One could easily mistake that for Hong Kong or Singapore.

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Abe Lincoln said...

This is a nice, historical post. I enjoyed the scene.

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Vogon Poet said...

I like when sea and sky share the same tone of blue. Beautiful image.

gogouci said...

Great view. Love the big sky.

Babooshka said...

I have a thing about cranes. Industrial skylines are so dramatic something about nature meeting manmade that is so captivating.

George said...

What a great view of the sky and the bay. I like the way the cranes dot the horizon.

greenwalks said...

I love the wispy clouds above the working waterfront. We have big cranes like that too here in Seattle, I saw them awash in bright orange sunset colors yesterday after I took my Skywatch photo. Hope you had a good Friday!

Arija said...

Such a pretty harbour view.

Hilda said...

Lyra:
No, that would be farther south — near Mall of Asia, which I haven't been to yet! :D

D Herrod said...

Very nice. TY, for visiting my blog.

the donG said...

i actually want those cranes as my photo subject. when the weather will get better, ill drop by those pier.

marley said...

Nice industrial feeling view.