January 9, 2010

Framed

When I first visited the new Rizal Library at the Ateneo de Manila University, many of the small details were still unfinished. Take this raw concrete cylinder in one of the interior water features, for example. I'm wondering what it's supposed to be and hoping that it will be the base for another sculpture like Impy Pilapil's Wind and Soul. I also hope that they'll be done next time I visit and that I'll be allowed to take pictures again. And in case you haven't realized it yet, you're looking at this scene through a huge mirror hanging on the brick wall.

stairs, elevator and interior water feature at the new Rizal Library

See what's reflecting what at James' Weekend Reflections.
Weekend Reflections

36 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

This looks like a person with a metal or concrete head in the water. Interesting sculpture.

afv said...

Those are impressive structures, the mirror shot is cool Hilda.

George said...

If you hadn't told us, I would not have realized that I was looking at a mirror image. I, too, hope you will be able to photograph the result when this water feature is completed.

Man and Food said...

ang mirror ang nag-paganda and water together make it nice done...
klaro naman yong mirror nya kaso nga lang hindi pa tapos...

brattcat said...

Hilda, what became of the spider?

Misalyn said...

Lovely reflections...naging special tingnan ang hagdan and yung water. Nagkaroon ng ibang aura.

A blessed wekend to you Hilda.

Pam said...

Wonderful reflections, Hilda. I too was fooled and didn't realize it was a mirror reflection. Nice capture.

GIOVANNI said...

see my post to sis...a place surely you've been

GIOVANNI said...

nice shots

Leif Hagen said...

"water, a stump and a swimming pool" - that's what my 4 year old daughter saw while sitting on my lap helping me to comment on CDP blogs!

Serendipity said...

Great reflections!

awarewriter said...

Can't hurry an artist I suppose. I like the strong geometry in your shot.

Ebie said...

Such a peaceful reflection shot. Thanks for showing us the Ins-and-Outs of Ateneo. It is a beautiful University rich in culture and architecture.
P.S. My niece is enrolled in your Law School, she made it through her first sem, first year.
Enjoy your weekend!

Regina said...

Such a refreshing reflections.
Great shot Hilda.

Enjoy the weekend.

Don and Krise said...

I hope you let us know when they put something in there. By the way, that mirror shot was a good idea. Had me fooled, but then again it doesn't take much.
P.S. I did comment on your mammoth spider yesterday, but for some reason it didn't show up.

raf said...

You've really captured a mega-reflection for the meme today, Hilda. And it makes you wonder. Way cool!

Louis la Vache said...

Nicely framed shot, Hilda. «Louis» likes the geometry of the background - the stairs and the landing, etc...
That caught his eye before the concrete in the fountain.

Pat said...

Wouldn't have known it was a mirror till you said something. Pretty cool shot!

gogouci said...

Beautiful architectural and artistic design.

Gena D said...

Well captured - had to look twice to work it out!!!!
Gena @ thinking aloud
Blog/ post : http://tobethinkingaloud.blogspot.com/

Thom said...

Thanks for stopping by my playground. I appreciate it. That reflection looks exquisite. Very formal looking. I love it. :) Have a wonderful weekend :)

VP said...

An excellent reflection and a great image, I didn't realize it was a mirror until you told us. You purposely distracted us with that cylinder... Again, a wonderful picture!

Gattina said...

Very nice reflections !

cieldequimper said...

Hilda, nice to see you posting Reflections! ;-) This one is great!

Stine in Ontario said...

I hope it's the base of a sculpture too. How interesting that a library has a water feature. It looks like it;s inside, but it probably isn;t, right. I would be afraid the moisture would damage the books.

Malyss said...

At first sight , I had not seen the mirror! the reflection was so perfect!!I like this library, it must be a pleasure to be there!

Diane AZ said...

Great reflection. That does look like the base of a sculpture in the water and I'm curious what it will look like. :)

Dina said...

Oh right, it IS a mirror.
Sparkling!

Cezar and Léia said...

It already looks superb even before being finished and your idea for the reflection is so nice!
God bless you!
Cezar

mbkatc230 said...

Great shot! I took me a moment to realize that I was looking at a reflection in the mirror, nicely done. Kathy

Rob and Mandy said...

Very nice!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photo,,,,

I noticed the big spider in your previous photo, glad to hear you don't want to kill it, hope its not a biting species...

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Great innovation!

eileeninmd said...

I had to look twice to realize it was a mirror, great reflection photo.

Icy BC said...

That's a very beautiful composition!

traveller said...

Me is liking the way you took this shot!