September 21, 2009

Keeping things cool

The Humanities cultural gala Magis was staged at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater in the Ateneo de Manila University. Named after the American Jesuit priest from Connecticut who first came to Manila in 1921, the theater sits 1,100 people. I wandered behind it during the intermission and saw the compressors of the airconditioning system that keeps the place cool. There were four of these huge structures and the noise they created was tremendous.

airconditioning system of a large theater

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17 comments:

Mo said...

Not very attractive are they

Lois said...

No they are not very attractive! It's important to keep everyone cool and comfortable I guess.

Pam said...

I guess noise pollution is the price we pay for keeping a cool head...

I couldn't help the play on words, my computer made me do it :)))

Have a wonderful day, Hilda

Dina said...

Ha, something only a blogger would do!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

And to think, Hilda, the people used to keep cool by waving a fan in front of their face. How neat is that.

The Buckeye is also a tree and the fruit is like the colored spots on the butterfly and the fruit is very smooth. Some people carry them and rub them between their fingers. They are also poisonous.

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Halcyon said...

You can find some interesting sutff "backstage."

James said...

Sometimes I try to imagine what it must have been like in places like this and office buildings before airconditioning was invented. "Honey I'm going to the sauna/work"

This picture helps me to appriciate the what it takes to keep us comfortable.

George said...

Combine a blogger with a camera and the most intriguing pictures result. Thanks for an interesting post and the reminder of what it takes to keep us cool.

Jacob said...

They are big and noisy, but we wouldn't want to live without them! Not in the Philippines and not in Florida!

marley said...

You show us all the best sights! lol! :)

Vogon Poet said...

'Cool' backstage...

Cezar and Léia said...

Informative and interesting, thanks for this post dear Hilda and please forgive us for our absence!We are a little busy nowadays but I hope everything will be okay soon.
Hugs
God bless you
Léia

Per Stromsjo said...

No, we wouldn't want to live without them. But we will have to.

Interesting find backstage!

Keropok Man said...

Oh, these loud machines, we can't live without them can we? ;-)

Don and Krise said...

Boy Hilda you get to all the cool places don't you? Even though they're ugly and noisy they are a necessary evil.

bfarr said...

Considering you are in the tropics, I am surprised there are only four. Keep cool, Hilda : )

prashant said...

guess noise pollution is the price we pay for keeping a cool head...
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