September 1, 2009

A tale of three cities

THEME DAY: BIG • Is three cities big enough? This is the view from the deck of the dining room of the Timberland Sports and Nature Club which is located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range in the town of San Mateo in the province of Rizal. Metro Manila, with its seventeen cities and municipalities, is too big to be encompassed by any single view (unless you're up in an airplane) and my friends and I figure that we could only see three cities from Timberland: Marikina, Pasig and Quezon City.

view of Metro Manila from Timberland Heights

Size is relative so it'll be interesting to see how City Daily Photo bloggers around the world will define big. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

36 comments:

Pam said...

Hi Hilda, I enlarged your photo and the view is so spectacular. I was amazed to see just how far you could see from up there.

Dina said...

Buildings everywhere. Big area indeed.

gogouci said...

It's a sea of buildings. Amazing! I can't imagine it gets any 'bigger' than this.

Olivier said...

panorama grandiose avec un ciel magnifique.
grandiose panorama with a splendid sky.

Don and Krise said...

Hilda, you did just fine here. I would define that as BIG any day.

hadv said...

Very big indeed, and wait till you get lost in its maze of car and human traffic!

Vogon Poet said...

I agree about three cities being big enough, and even more than big!

Jilly said...

My goodness, three cities. How amazing to see three cities from one position, Hilda.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Lovely vista. Nice photo.

Jim K said...

Great view, I also inlarged it, how far do you think you can see out?

Mo said...

A great interpretation of big. Spectacular view.

B SQUARED said...

I learn something on your blog everyday.

Lois said...

I think three is plenty big! Nice view Hilda and a very nice Theme Day post. By the way, I need a tall woman store too!

James said...

Wow, that is vast! What a view.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

ok, that is a large city and area. wow

marley said...

That is a big view!

Cezar and Léia said...

HUGE ! A perfect idea for this theme!
God bless you
Léia

Halcyon said...

WOW! I think your city definitely qualifies as big. I like your choice for the theme day.

Reena said...

natutuwa ako sa mga comments. hehe..yeah, wait til they see the entire metro, baka ma-culture shock sila. :)

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Hilda, this is indeed BIG. As far as the eye could see and extending to infinity!

Carraol said...

Incredible picture, the cities makes a really huge urban conglomerate. Here in MC the city practically eats all towns around and every year is bigger. Have a great day.

Saretta said...

You've got a big view from there, for sure!

BeachILike said...

sky is always big, you're absolutely right.

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JM said...

Yes, this is a BIG view!

warsawdailyphoto said...

Very impressive! It must be lovely being surrounded by mountains. Warsaw is very flat!

Jarart said...

Oh yeah, I'd call that big! Big and Beautiful!

Virginia said...

Just a lovely panorama of your beautiful city!! BTW, do you have a clue what the theme for October is? Thanks,
V

Andreea said...

Great view and a beautiful photo.

Fiona said...

Definitely well interpreteted, that panorama is amazing! It's such a broad theme, I'm loving the different ways it's being interpreted.

lunarossa said...

Wonderful panorama. Love it! The sense of space is clearly so huge! All the best. Ciao. A.

Jacob said...

I think three is big enough! A nice triple play, Hilda. Rather an incredible scene!

One has to wonder at what point a city becomes unmanageable?

Steve Harris said...

That picture sure fits the theme - I never realized that Manila was such a large city. And I like how the picture has a "big" sky over the "big" city.

ellievellie said...

It is Big! The houses are so small - must be Big! The sky is grand!

luna miranda said...

oh, now i'd like to visit Timberland.:P great shot!

Chin said...

WOW! beautiful sky

George said...

You've captured not only a big metropolitan area but a very big sky as well.