August 1, 2009

Posh mall

THEME DAY: NIGHT • Considering the fact that Metro Manila has a large number of malls, I guess it was inevitable that I would show one for a City Daily Photo theme day. Greenbelt 5 is located at the Ayala Commercial Center in Makati City. I haven't explored it yet but I hear that most of its shops are those of international luxury brands and top Filipino artists and designers. Much too upscale for me. But I also hear that many of its restaurants are fantastic so we just might go there one of these days anyway.

Greenbelt 5

I think it's more correct to describe this as an evening shot since the sky is still light even though the sun had set. But evening or night, I think we're going to see a lot of great photos from City Daily Photo bloggers around the world. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

33 comments:

marley said...

It looks very posh! You'll have to go in to show us what its like.

Great night shot :)

cieldequimper said...

That's great modern architecture! It looks wonderful at night, I always wonder if these buildings make such a striking impact in daylight! Great shot!

ellievellie said...

Love the light - like melted gold on a perfect evening blues and darks! Very beautiful!

u.c. said...

Great! That light is so intense and inviting on the beautiful green landscape and the grey architecture.

Mo said...

Looks lovely. Still a day away for me.

Vogon Poet said...

Evening or not, I like the image, the light and the mall itself. Pity if too upscale, but the facade is beautiful.

Jacob said...

Just a beautiful shot, Hilda. And I certainly think you ought to go...check it out; maybe it's not as upscale as people have said...and when the upscale shops have sales - well, go get 'em!

Leif Hagen said...

Fab NIGHT theme foto! Love how you captured the glowing light thru the mall's window!

Sharon said...

It makes me want to go in and have a look around!

Chuck Pefley said...

Nicely done, Hilda!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear Hilda!
I would love to shop in this place soooo charming!Great shot!
Have a nice weekend
Léia

Don and Krise said...

Evening, night, what's the difference? The light in this one is so striking. You've got to go in and do some more reporting Hilda. You know we'll be waiting.

Jilly said...

Such an effective night shot with that blaze of light and muted colours around it.

the donG said...

one of the most beautiful malls today. like greenbelt 5 it will im sure gain more awards.

Peter Fristedt said...

Open all night?

Happy theme day!

Night at Stockholm by pixels

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice night sky or twilight. I like the golden glow of that building.

It is a cool, 63 degrees here at 6:00 AM in Ohio on this August 1st, 2009. Not bad. I slept under a blanket last night. We set the coldest July ever recorded last month. I hope you get some relief this month.

Avignon said...

La ceinture verte ?
Nous avons une "ceinture verte" également au sud d'Avignon.


The green belt ?
We have a "green belt" also on the south of Avignon.

Lois said...

The light is a pretty shade of gold! Nice Theme Day picture Hilda.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I knew you'd have a great theme day post. Love they way the light just glows out at you when darkness is all around.

Saretta said...

Lovely light!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The light is very inviting.

Thank you for your comment about my total solar eclipse photo today. I am sorry that the clouds obscured your view in the Philippines. That was an advantage to being on a ship for the eclipse, as we moved to escape the clouds.

Incidentally, many of the crew members on the ship to reach the remote eclipse site were from the Philippines and were such delightful and warm people that they made two weeks on a ship pass very quickly.

Boise Diva said...

I think I would just do window-shopping at that mall.

Denton said...

Hi Hilda, the lighting is great even better when enlarged .. in the past we would go to malls just for the pleasure of window shopping .. the more upscale the more fun the fantasy was .. we have moved past that stage in our life and rarely go to a mall .. it has been years .. soon (maybe another 10 or 15 years) and we will reach the age where we join other elderly people walk the malls for our health (smile).

slinger said...

The sun has set, that is officially a night shot. I looked it up in the dictionary. Though I am really jealous of anyone who has palm trees in their photos. The photo and the location is suburb.

Slinger - Twin Cities

Ursel said...

Great night shot. I like the different shades of light.

Daily Chicago Photo said...

I like this one very much. The burst of gold light is eye-catching.

George said...

This is a beautiful picture, regardless of whether it is evening or night. I like the golden color of the mall lights.

Felicia said...

I love to shop day, evening, or night. I hope you'll get a chance to try one of the restaurants! PS: Thanks for visiting me in San Diego!

Julie said...

Who is to say where evening ends and night begins? What we can say is that this is a very evocative shot especially with that nicely angled roofline. I am not a posh shop person either. I can hardly wait to get out of them!!

Halcyon said...

Wonderful choice! I like the looks of the building with all the glass.

It's funny how you can live in a city and never have seen some things like a shopping center! I hope you'll get over there one day. If not for the shopping at least for the pictures. :)

Lisa Wilson said...

Very pretty!! It would be worth going in to check out the food!

Gunn White said...

Very nice photograph!!:-)

J.C. said...

I just realized that I missed the Aug's Theme Day!! Now I am catching up on checking out the other's posting! One of them is yours, Hilda!

This is a fabulous photo of Greenbelt. I was told that it is one of the best shopping mall in Manila. Unfortunately, I wasn't into shopping when I visited Manila. So, I missed out on it. Probably I should check it out on my next Manila trip!