March 7, 2010

An oasis from consumerism

A small pond within a small park in the middle of the Greenhills Shopping Center in the City of San Juan. It is right next to the tiangge (bazaar) and is outdoors, hence the covered walkway between buildings. I wonder if the thousands of shoppers that pass through the park everyday notice just how lush it is.

small park with pond in the Greenhills Shopping Center

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Scenic Sunday

41 comments:

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

An oasis indeed. A truly magic spot.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Reena said...

hindi ko to napapansin. sa greenhills shopping complex to? saan part dun?

Vernz said...

Wow so romantic ito Hilds ....... Happy Sunday!

George said...

It's hard to believe this is in the middle of a shopping center! It truly is an oasis.

Jill Terese said...

ohh! it's really pretty, nice shot!

Jacob said...

Lush is certainly the right word. How nice to have that in the midst or urbanity.

ρομπερτ said...

Good morning,
this was indeed a joy to see in the middle of the night, in a city with way too much grey.

Please have you all a nice Sunday.

The TEFL Don said...

A male refuge, a true oasis, when we wish to escape our shopaholic partners!

Great shot and what a good idea.

Angela Robak said...

I agree 100% with Blossom Girl – such a lush, magical spot. Looking at the photo, you feel like taking a really deep, meditative breath!!

Tes said...

Very scenic, Hilda! It is indeed very lush. I've not been to the place, I would love to see it. Lovely and romantic! :)

James said...

That's a beautiful area especially for a shopping center. It's so green. I love the shot and you even managed to get a reflection. :)

Louis la Vache said...

If «Louis» were just seeing the photo and not reading the text, he would have NO idea this is in a mall!

Don and Krise said...

Oh Hilda, this is really something. Oasis is sure the word for it. I can almost smell the water and all the greenery.

gogouci said...

The park itself would make a great destination point. The fact that I would be able to shop while visiting makes it more inviting.

scenesfromphiladelphia said...

wow its so pretty! I love the lights!

Ebie said...

I love the ambiance! Very romantic!

Carolyn said...

We all can use a respite from modern life, even if we find it at the mall. Madrid's Atocha train station has something very similar. A pleasure to see.

Thom said...

I love this photo. I can just hear the sounds of the water and everything. It's beautiful my friend. Well done :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Real oasis in the middle of a city!

Eden said...

It is so beautiful. Wish I could visit this place someday

Euroangel said...

this is truly romantic..hehehe! happy Sunday po!

brattcat said...

How wonderful to have this kind of green space. Even if shoppers don't notice it (how could they not notice it?) it is probably adding an element of health (physical/mental) to the shopping experience.

cieldequimper said...

An urban jungle! WOnderful Hilda!

asm said...

Have nice sunday to you Hilds!

nice A said...

This is such a great spot in a busy shopping center. I don't care if it's man-made. As long as I can see something green behind rushing people and as beautifully made as this, I feel refreshed and invigorated.

Megha said...

Good place to take a break from shopping :)

Cezar and Léia said...

How nice that they cared to create this little green space!
God bless you!
Cezar

Carolyn Ford said...

Beautiful walkway. And, your low light capture is so good.

VP said...

A very nice place for some rest during a day of shopping...

Hilda said...

Reena:
You can't miss it. It's right in front of the chapel, between V-Mall and Uni-mart.

Rob and Mandy said...

Nice finding this in a shopping mall!

the donG said...

wow! i never tried tiangge at night. this i should try though i really need to find a safe place.

arabesque said...

wow, pretty pocket greenery indeed. ^0^ and it looks so serene at night.

ps:
i do hope the place is an anti-mosquito area. ^0^
scared of lamoks. hehe...

Renee said...

Take me away! Here's to a good week, Hilda!

JM said...

Lovely lust!

Linnea W said...

It is lush looking...like a mini tropical paradise. Thanks for stopping by at mine. Enjoy the day.

Steffe said...

I hope they do, it' looks pretty amazing.

Pam said...

What a wonderful delight for the eyes and mind, Hilda. It looks so peaceful.

Photo Cache said...

i love the addition of water feature in shopping centers. They give a bit of relaxation to the soul.

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luna miranda said...

i love your shot! i noticed this pond when i went to Greenhills before New Year.

Denise said...

This would be a very attractive addition to a shopping mall. Lovely photo, thank you for sharing it.