December 17, 2009

There was a crooked man

Ballet Manila (see yesterday's post), aside from principal ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, may not be as technically proficient as Ballet Philippines but it has done more to make ballet accessible to the masses. They choose pieces with strong story lines, tickets cost a fraction of Ballet Philippines', and when you do buy a ticket, you also get a free all-day pass to Star City, the indoor-outdoor amusement park right beside the Aliw Theater. I confess though that I've never been inside. The most I've done is walk down that sidewalk and if it weren't for Arabesque, I would never have noticed just how funky their doorways are.

Star City's doorways

33 comments:

marley said...

Very funky! And colourful too!

Kim said...

That is so amazingly cool on a gigantic scale! What an imaginative designer. I wouldn't be enticed to go in, either, but fun to see.

Hope you are having fun getting ready for Christmas, Hilda. I just finished my last term of my college program and will be able to jump back in to visiting all my CDPB buddies blogs a lot more regularly in the new year. I've missed keeping up with you, but have been peeking when I could, just not able to spend time commenting and really enjoying our community. Can't wait to remedy that.
-Kim

melanie said...

Très étonnant ! Mais pourquoi pas ?

johnny said...

Un lugar con un diseño relamente original. Que bonito sitio
Saludos

Jacob said...

Those doors are a riot...funny and funky and full of color. How can you not go in?

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Looks very modern and full of creative ideas.

George said...

This is a very neat building. It almost seems to invite a person to enter -- or at least smile as they walk past.

brattcat said...

If I were a youngster I would find this place irresistible. You've captured it beautifully.

fickleinpink said...

thanks for coming over!

yes, try the FFF, I'm supposed to post it on Friday but I guess I was way too excited!

i love you blog! very informative and exciting!

blessings this Christmas!
!fickle

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so nice and colorful !!

Don and Krise said...

I love this! I'm such a big kid I'd be in there in a heartbeat. Great colors here.

Olivier said...

vraiment original, cela permet d'avoir des portes droites quand on a trop bu ;o))

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful shot Hilda!
Different and colourful place!
Léia

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» would have to go inside to check this out!
What an amazing design! Frank Lloyd Wright on psychedelics! ;-)

maricar said...

very colorful and so kyüüüttt! and pretty Hilda ;) i've been there so many years ago with my friends

Andreea said...

Beautiful shot. There isn't a better choice than these for the doors to an amusement park. I already feel amused and I didn't even see the inside :)

AB said...

I just love those doors!

arabesque said...

hi hilda! haha, you did a better post, at least now the doors were complete! and yes, still funky! ^0^
i can already see the sprouting x"mas tree on the side. nice catch!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Hilda: This is one of the most visually stimulating series of photos I've seen on a blog in a while. And your text is so informative! Thank you for sharing. You have put Manila on the list of cities I must see now. Oh, and I'll visit when Ballet Manila is performing!!!

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful image of an amazing building! I like that doors and the pastel stripes of color of the wall.

B SQUARED said...

Very funky and very cool.

Halcyon said...

Those doorways are fun!

u.c. said...

Very interesting - those doors and the whole story. Great pictures!

Joan Felix.,S.Kom said...

i like the angle. Nice shot.. FUll of color

gogouci said...

Outstanding colors. Looks like great fun for the kids too.

Irredento Urbanita said...

Amazing place. They all loke like toys !!!

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JM said...

Absolutely cool! Love it, love it! :-)

bfarr said...

Hilda, I LOVE this. Thanks for sharing.

Eki said...

Those doors are really funky indeed. They make a nice photograph.

Steffe said...

Funky it is.

Dina said...

Combining ballet with amusement park visit--sounds like a winning ticket for youngsters.
Love those doors.

CafebyJW said...

Interesting building!

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missb@dragonflyvintage said...

how fun!