March 24, 2010

No bathing

Remember the photo of TriNoma mall's facade which I posted two weeks ago? This is what the little stand of trees looks like from the curved walkways on the upper floors. There's a small fountain in the middle of it. What you can't see because of the trees is that the four sides of the fountain are cordoned off. My guess is that the mall administration was having problems with too many kids (and even adults) trying to bathe in it. TriNoma is right beside a large squatter community, after all.

TriNoma mall street-level fountain


Natural or man-made, take a refreshing dip in Watery Wednesday.
Watery Wednesday

28 comments:

J Bar said...

Interesting.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Pam said...

No bathing, well that isn't any fun. What if I just stick my feet in. It would feel great at the end of the day.

Vernz said...

This is how it looks like from the top.... mini forest in the middle of the city ...... dropping by HIlds.

ρομπερτ said...

What a joy it must be to be a tree, standing above this eternal source of life, provided by your fountain tonight.

Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

Randi said...

Very creative capture of the trees!

Ebie said...

It is sad that our government has not cleaned up the squatter community. A great distraction to the Trinoma mall? I bet that could be the reason for closing it off.

Nice post Hilda. Its great to know some updates of our country.

Louis la Vache said...

Good topic for Watery Wednesday, Hilda.
;-)

Olivier said...

j'aime bien cette "Foret" suspendu sur la fontaine, cela rend bien

Marie Höglund said...

An interesting shot with a nice view.

Hootin' Anni said...

Pretty with all the surrounding greenery.

STOP! IN THE NAME OF LOVE... is my Wednesday entry!! do come by if you can, I'd love to have your company today.

Lois said...

I would never have thought that people would try to bathe in a public fountain! The building I work in is located right across the street from a homeless shelter and every once in a while, someone will try to take a bath in one of our restrooms.

Halcyon said...

Interesting. I think most Americans would not even dare to put their feet in a fountain.

The sad thing is that there are people who would actually like to bathe there. Hopefully they'll find better facilities.

momgen said...

It looks pretty...Happy WW!

Mine is here

arabesque said...

i had to click on the "sq' link to know what's it about and i can't help but laugh at your previous post on "chestpacks!" ^0^
that's something i can so relate to, coz i do that when i travel, call me paranoid! lol.^-^

and as for the sq headquarters,
it will always be a headache to our society which unfortunately, nobody seems to give a dang thing about it, i really hope the "next" someone will take this problem seriously and actually take action.

Kaori said...

Love how it's lit up :D

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

great shot...thanks for the visit...im adding you on my blog roll...nice blog and need to be included in my blog roll hehehe...

have a wonderful thursday!

hugs,
blue

George said...

What a wonderful perspective of the trees and fountain.

Judy said...

It's too bad the trees block the view of the fountain. People sure can spoil things.

JM said...

I like the very warm light in this shot!

Denise said...

The lights are lovely as is this photo.

Cezar and Léia said...

It clicked on the link for "large squatter community" and it took me to this post that is quite touching. Specially because it could fit very well in my home country's reality...
Never give up hope!
God bless you!
Cezar

Luna said...

Very interesting!
Best wishes...Luna

Jacob said...

I guess if you're really poor and have no other facilities available you'll use what you can find...at the same time, it probably isn't very sanitary not to mention the problem of gawkers standing around watching the "bathers."

T. Becque said...

I also the lighting. Sad about the squatters.

Linnea W said...

I can see how little kids would be attracted to the water! Very nice with the trees. Amazing that they do so well in the mall. Thanks for the visit to mine. Enjoy the day...

Rob and Mandy said...

I would definitely try to have a bath!

VP said...

Great light, it is funny that even adults try to bathe there...

Stine in Ontario said...

How interesting about the squatter community using the fountain to bathe.