February 7, 2010

In the trenches

The Law School and Graduate School of Business of the Ateneo de Manila University are located in Rockwell Center in Makati City. Though other cities have been competing aggressively during the past decade to get companies to relocate their headquarters by offering big tax breaks, Makati is still considered the premiere financial and commercial center of Metro Manila. Hence the location of the two schools, both of which offer continuing education courses for professionals. Its little palm-shaded brick building provides a visual respite from the glass towers which surround it.

Ateneo Professional Schools in Rockwell Center

Urban or rural, natural or man-made, take a sightseeing tour of our world's diverse scenery!
Scenic Sunday

24 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

With the little we're able to see of them, these appear to be nice buildings for the school. No doubt they increase the school's prestige with the nearby business community.

Vernz said...

True, ang mahal! my cousin works in Makati and he is also into this school... Love it Hilds..

zeal4adventure said...

Rockwell has become my comfort mall and I pass by Ateneo, not paying much attention to it, almost every week. It stands prestigious looking amidst the shopping and residential complex.

You have an amazing blog. Manila looks incredibly pretty through your eyes. :-) I like it to, despite its many flaws.

ρομπερτ said...

Green - the colour of hope, for sure has found a perfect place.

Please have you all a wonderful Sunday.

Manang Kim said...

Hi Hilda, thanks for leaving a comment. About the library of University of Kentucky, it just blow me away. As in five stories high and it's just very beautiful inside. Nung andoon na ako sa loob halos mabali ang leeg ko sa kakatingin hangang ceiling. And ceiling is glass kitang kita ang blue sky ^)^. Nakanganga na ako sabay sabi where do I begin? lol!! I asked the person (information in-charge) "where is your nancy drew?" hahahaha!! Walang naisip na iba ^)^.

Thom said...

What a beautiful shot. It looks like what I would see right here in Honolulu. Excellent photo and scenery my friend. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Don and Krise said...

Most, if not all of the buildings you show us have one thing in common. Gorgeous landscaping.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like a pleasant place to study, although it might be difficult to stay inside reading.

Misalyn said...

Been there once ng sinundo namin ang bro-in-law ko minsang maunlan at nakalimutan nyang magdala ng payong.

Naman...super mahal ng tuition dyan Ms. Hilda...pero ok lang, maganda naman ang quality ng education.

Love those cocomut trees, isa sa mga nakakamiss na makita sa Pinas.

Dina said...

An inviting building behind its trees, yes.

Stine in Ontario said...

I love all those palm trees, Hilda. It looks so like "vacation" to me. :)

The palms soften the the hard lines of city life. make tall buildings look more attractive.

VP said...

An interesting building behind some fine palm trees that look much more healthy than ours.

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty, I love all the palm trees.

Jacob said...

This school doesn't look all that "little," but perhaps in relation to what it's up against ...

Beautiful building and those palm trees are lucious!

maiaT said...

Beautiful scenery. I love those palm trees, they are so ornamental. I've never seen them in real life but in pictures. The school building looks very big related to the people on the sidewalk.
Have a nice Sunday.

bfarr said...

Greenery really makes a difference in the landscape. This is a nice shot, Hilda.

Leif Hagen said...

Like my twin brother would say, "Any place with palm trees is OK!" I agree with him on that! Lovely scenic Sunday snap, Hilda of Manila!

Rob and Mandy said...

Palms and bricks, always works.

JOE TODD said...

Love those palm trees Looks nice and inviting

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a wonderful school!
Excellent shot!
Léia

Carolyn said...

You can practically feel the warm breezes while looking at this photo. Looks like an urban oasis.

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Eden said...

Hi, Hilda!

What a lovely photograph! You captured it wonderfully. Very pretty.

George said...

What a beautiful setting! It's hard to believe it's located in a large metropolitan area.

the donG said...

i once inquired there.