July 3, 2009

A city of shoemakers

Marikina City is known as the shoe capital of the Philippines. The industry started here back in 1887 and it continues to be the biggest source of leather goods in the country. The city lies in a valley, and the hills in the background are part of the Sierra Madre mountain range. The green area in the foreground (behind the tree that's blocking the view) is the Loyola Memorial Park, a cemetery. I took this photo from the ridge that marks the eastern border of the Ateneo de Manila University, which is in Quezon City. The orange glow is merely a reflection of the sunset behind me.

Marikina Valley

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22 comments:

James said...

Beautiful view Hilda I love the orange glow.

I wonder if that's where Emelda Marcos was born? :-)

Vogon Poet said...

I like your title and the relative story, the view is a bit hazed but this is what probably enhances the beautiful orange glow.

Jacob said...

Love your photo, Hilda, and of course your commentary as usual. I enlarged the photo and it is quite striking! I suppose you could call the area Sole City?

Louise said...

Nice view. I like the reflection of color.

Lois said...

It is a gorgeous glow Hilda!

Cezar and Léia said...

Fabulous sky dear Hilda!
Well done
Léia :)

Calm Energy said...

Very nice view of the city... Looks like there's a glow :)
Joy to You
Maria

Lisa Wilson said...

That's a great sky overlooking the hills and city!

J Bar said...

Great view.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Olivier said...

superbe panorama, avec de belles couleurs
superb panorama, with nice colours

Don and Krise said...

I like Jacob's "Sole City". Would you take the "Sole Train" there?
Beautiful photo Hilda. Love the glow too.

Regina said...

Lovely, nice one Hilda.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Thank you Hilda for the Geography lesson. It's good to refresh my memory of what I learned in the elementary days. Great view!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

sunsets are always pretty to look at from a high spot

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Seeing this picture makes me want to go out and focus on horizon lines. The undulating hills are so visually interesting.

B SQUARED said...

A nice addition to Skywatch.

Boise Diva said...

This is interesting!

Saretta said...

And the shoes? Where are the shoes? I love shoes!

(FC) Chelsea said...

oh my God! Your home is gorgeous:)

George said...

I like the view you've captured with the mountains and the glow in the sky above them.

the donG said...

this photo is worth my two thumbs up! it actually look like it's somewhere else and not in the metro.

it looks a bit of baguio to me.

Marju said...

Beautiful photos!!