August 19, 2009

19th century promenade

One of the fountains in Plaza Moriones, a park just outside the main gate and moat of Fort Santiago, one of the oldest fortifications in the City of Manila. During the 19th century, it was a promenade for the residents of Intramuros. Now, the gardens can be rented for special events such as wedding receptions.

fountain in Plaza Moriones in Fort Santiago

Natural or man-made, take a refreshing dip in Watery Wednesday.
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33 comments:

James said...

That is really a great picture Hilda. The way the water is captured and the flowers in front.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Hilda, I like the way you have captured this fountain. It's alive! I am always having problem trying to get a good picture of fountains. Fountains are so beautiful especially at night when lit up with multi-coloured lights.

Don and Krise said...

How inviting this looks. I love fountains and this is one is beautiful Hilda. Also I agree, the flowers in the foreground just add to the beauty.

J Bar said...

It's a beauty.
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melanie said...

Une bien belle fontaine.. En ces temps de canicule espérons que nous n'allons pas manquer d'eau ...

Regina said...

Wow. Its beautiful!

Tammie Lee said...

Lovely photo of a wonderful fountain.
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Vogon Poet said...

You caught this very well, with the bright colors in foreground. The dripping water gives a real sense of freshness and the garden around looks beautiful.

Olivier said...

superbe cette fontaine, et par cette chaleur elle doit être très agréable.
haughtiness this fountain, and by this warmth she owes very nice being

luna miranda said...

i took photos of this fountain a few months ago.:P i hope you enjoyed your visit in Fort Santiago.

Halcyon said...

This looks like a wonderful place for a wedding. ALmost makes me want to do it again!

Layrayski said...

Nice shot of the fountain Hilda. Like Autumn bell I have trouble capturing this subject.

That place looks like a good place for a romantic photo schoot. The word promenade always evokes that feeling in me. =)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Everything looks so elegant, perhaps because the fountain is fall and there are cannas planted around it.

ewok1993 said...

I love the composition and how the water turned out in this image.

. said...

Such a nice place.

Tricia said...

Very nice photo & a beautiful water fountain. I love the flowers around it, too!

Happy WW

hadv said...

Nice capture of the water.. I can see the mist shower!

Cezar and Léia said...

That's so neat! I love fountains, waterfalls, pools, rivers, lakes, everything that has water in it... Just the open sea is a bit too much for me!
God bless you!
Cezar

George said...

What a beautiful fountain. This looks like it would be a perfect spot for a wedding reception.

Ken Mac said...

why does that water look so cool? Because I am so darn hot? !!

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh wow! How beautiful! The lush green plants in the background really made the yellow flowers and fountain pop in the photo.

marley said...

That would be a lovely setting for a wedding and for the photos too!

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bfarr said...

Nice shot, Hilda.

lunarossa said...

Beautiful fountain in the middle of that fantastic vegetation. What a great place! Ciao. A.

Neva said...

I bet it is quite a nice place for photos of a wedding party! This fountain is stunning!

ellievellie said...

I agree they look romantic - perfect place to trap young people into marriage :)

Yoork said...

It probably sounds just as lovely as it looks!

Ebie said...

Great shot! I could hear the water splashing!
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rob said...

That's a really ...crispy water. Love it! Ciao Hilda.

AB said...

Wonderful fountain, nicely framed.

Gunn White said...

Elegant and nice!

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful fountain and great picture.

Zonia Cruz said...

The Plaza Moriones is a promenade inside Fort Santiago during the 19th century which has been used in celebration of different occasions since the time of the Spaniards.

This plaza has an ample array of foliage which provides a soothing atmosphere for an amazing and traditional Philippine wedding celebration. The Trellis, adjacent to the Plaza Moriones is a gazebo-like pathway ornamented with hanging bougainvilleas and red, brick flooring.