August 20, 2009

Neo-classical details

Some column and roof details of the Manila Central Post Office building designed in 1926 by Juan Marcos de Guzman Arellano.

column and roof details of the Manila Central Post Office



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20 comments:

James said...

I remember this building from other posts. I'm still amazed by the color. I just noticed the lion heads. Very nice.

Virginia said...

wow. your perspective here is wonderful. Bravo Hilda.
V

George said...

Thanks for showing us a different perspective of this building. I like the details.

Don and Krise said...

Beautiful detail here Hilda, and thank you for the reminder.

Olivier said...

belle perspective pour cette photo, on dirait un temple romain
nice perspective for this photograph, they would say a Roman temple

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

This is an exceptionally beautiful design for a post office. It's a nice change when seen from this angle. Great!

Vogon Poet said...

Remember the building (and the statue in front of it). Perfect detail, always loved that pink.

Babzy said...

Beautiful details and architecture !

arabesque said...

i've never been up close to see what't in and out of the post office... think i have to make a detour sometime... i like this angle... it shows the mystery of this bldg...hmm...

nino said...

i've always been amazed by how this building looks from across pasig river. :-)

Halcyon said...

Finally a theme I voted for! I hope to have some inspiration before then. :)

I like this angle on the building. Those columns look neat.

Sherry Stewart said...

Are those Ionic columns? Beautiful. I love architecture, and it is so vanishing in the west I feel, along with automobiles..
Glass towers will never have the beauty these classical gems reveal.. Thanks, Manila is beautiful.

m_m said...

The details in European style:)

hadv said...

A far cry from our post office here hahaha..

Boise Diva said...

And our local post office in a strip mall next to a liquor store!

Cezar and Léia said...

It seems to be massive! Very neat!
God bless you!
Cezar

Lois said...

Thanks for posting the detail Hilda! I love columns.

marley said...

Lovely details. Could have been taken in Cheltenham!

ellievellie said...

Lovely column - I like the touch of pink!

Dina said...

Classic(al)!

This will be my first time to officially participate in the CDP theme day. Yay! A BIG day.