January 16, 2010

Patio on a ledge

When Shangri-La Plaza mall in Ortigas Center set up "The Ledge," a row of restaurants on its 6th level, they had to provide a place for people to smoke after their meal (with or without their Starbucks coffee). This outdoor ledge was bare concrete when it was first made available to customers, but it looks quite nice now with its painted floor and potted plants. Just don't go out there at noon in the middle of summer or in strong rains.

rooftop smoking area at Shangri-la Plaza mall

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32 comments:

Angela Robak said...

I suppose the plants are much needed for the oxygen, then!! :)

awarewriter said...

Looks to be pleasant outdoor space now. Nice reflection.

Jacob said...

I think one of the reasons fewer people smoke these days is that it is too difficult. But I'll bet there are folks puffing away at noon on a hot summer's day or in the middle of a rainstorm!

Amazing how things change. Thirty years ago I sat in many meetings where the air was so thick with smoke you could barely see across the table. That same organization now bans all smoking in their buildings!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I like the reflection but I LOVE your them day photo. Absolutely breathtaking.

Jan
GDP

Julie said...

It would not be nice out their is everyone else was smoking either. Filthy habit.

But nice reflections on The Ledge.

brattcat said...

I love the angle you've used on this.

ρομπερτ said...

For a certain amount of time public authority buildings are now as well free of smoke - yet Greece remains to be a country with the most smokers in Europe.
Please have a wonderful Saturday.

Serendipity said...

I really like the angle of this shot :)

Vernz said...

Wow, it's been a while I have not visited Manila, I'll catch this place this summer ...

great reflection.

Leif Hagen said...

I love live/real plants in pots! It reminds me I need to get some new house plants!

Don and Krise said...

For being a "smokers patio" this is really nice. I guess everyone gets treated well, even the puffers.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great angle and composition

eileeninmd said...

Great angle and reflection. Wonderful photo!

maiaT said...

I like the photo, nice composition and beautiful clear shot.
Have a nice weekend!

Eden said...

Great shot. Very nice angle. Happy weekend!

VP said...

I can't imagine this nice place in a cloud of smoke...

Pat said...

Great angle and interesting composition. I love things in a row in I'm happy to see the table, chairs, plans and windows all in a row! Great reflections!

Stine in Ontario said...

Pretty scene here but I imagine it looks quite different when the smokers are out there!

Kaori said...

Looks lovely! If I were a smoker I'd definately enjoy this open space ;)

Birdman said...

Love this reflecting look at your world today.

Diane AZ said...

I love all the potted plants, looks like a pleasant place to sit. Great reflection too!

Lily Hydrangea said...

wow, I have never heard of a place being built so people could have a place to smoke! It seems like a good solution to segregate the smokers from the nonsmokers-how considerate.
Here in America, the smokers are left to fend for themselves. I am so not used to being around smokers that if I pass someone on the street who is smoking I find I need to hold my breath as I walk by them.

itsnotjustapicture said...

you captured a nice reflection here...like that open area.

George said...

I like the fact that even Tennessee now bans smoking in restaurants. But most of the places provided for smokers are not this nice.

mbkatc230 said...

Nice reflection. This looks like a nice open space, but I bet it is hot at midday with all that glass. Kathy

Ebie said...

Hmmm, very interesting shot. I only see one ash tray. Smoking is a very bad habit to kick.

It looks like a good weather reflected on the glass window.

Enjoy your weekend, Hilda.

Nefertiti,deesse NiLuNoah adoratrice d Aton said...

il fallait y penser ;O)

JM said...

I really like this perspective, Hilda!

Gunn said...

I like this photo, and the angle you have taken it from.

Andreea said...

Looks like a nice outdoor space.

Regina said...

Nice one!

Less is More said...

its nice and a lot of space . i think you could put some wind spinner and wind chimes to make more attractive