December 23, 2009

Red

I had to buy some things for the office yesterday and ended up in another SM mall, this time the one in Marikina City. SM is the largest chain of malls in the Philippines and it currently has eleven in Metro Manila alone, not counting its stand-alone hyper-supermarkets. The mall in Marikina is its newest and though it's the one closest to where I work, it was the first time I went there. Its main entrance leads to a three-story south-facing atrium which fills this part of the mall with bright natural light. Great space, and it looked even more impressive with the gigantic Christmas ornaments.

SM City Marikina's grand atrium decorated for Christmas

22 comments:

arabesque said...

hi hilda, sm marikina...the one that got flooded? never been there also. awesome makeover! i like the interiors, very red and festive! ^0^

ALL ABOUT...Portland Oregon Real Estate said...

Really Nice Hilda. Love the red!

Vogon Poet said...

A great atrium perfectly decorated with these huge ornaments. Nice mix of geometric shapes for an excellent picture. I like the architecture of this mall!

Olivier said...

belles decorations de noel, j'adore ça

Mo said...

Very festive

Lachezar said...

I have enjoyed your blog and your kind comments throughout this year. Thank you for that and please accept my best wishes for this Festive Season and a Happy, Healthy and Successful New Year for you and your family.

brattcat said...

Beautiful composition!

Rambling Round said...

Impressive decorations and photo!

Leif Hagen said...

What lovely, unique decorations! Fun!
Merry Christmas, Hilda!

johnny said...

Beautiful Christmas decoration, very original. Shopping centers are spending big money to attract customers and as Christmas aprobechan claim. Hilda, Have a good day of Christmas

Jarart said...

Large and pretty! Hope you have a beautiful Christmas.

Lois said...

Wow Hilda, we can't even keep 2 malls in business around here. Those are beautiful decorations!

hadv said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!! (Just in case I forget to greet you tomorrow :-)

afv said...

Great deco and so Christmasy..have a wonderful one! And btw, yeah I've registered at CDP for inclusion but it seems they're having some problems right now, so, I'll just wait for their activation email.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love Christmas time because wherever you are you find beautiful ornaments around! Great shot!
Léia

Halcyon said...

Those are very pretty!!

marley said...

Wow! That is very cool. And very festive!

ρομπερτ said...

May you all have a blessed Christmas.

To be honest I don't know much about those "hypermarket", nevertheless would like to visit one, as I assume that there is a reason why they are 'hyper'.

George said...

You've made a beautiful capture of a beautiful Christmas scene. It looks very festive.

Hilda said...

Robert:
A hypermart is a supermarket that also sells clothes, appliances, houseware and other things you would not normally find in a grocery.

Gunn White said...

This is sooooo pretty! The shaps and colors are nice!
GOD JUL/ Merry Christmas to you and your family!

AB said...

Nicely captured.

All the best for 2010!