April 14, 2010

In our neighborhood

This is a typical section of our village's main road and shows well the wide mix of residents in our barangay. On the left is a big house, probably with no garden at all because the house takes up the entire lot; the house isn't new but it is very well maintained. Next is a smaller house almost hidden by the repair shop on one side and a profusion of plants on the other; the owner of the house either owns the repair shop or leases out the space for extra income. On the right is a bakery, which also sells softdrinks and other snacks; no fancy pastries and cakes here—just soft buns of different kinds: plain, buttered and sugared, or flavored with ube or chocolate. Our main road is supposed to have four lanes but as you can see, the businesses have staked out parking spaces from the outer lanes.

a small section of Maginhawa Street

21 comments:

bfarr said...

A striking difference from the fancy restaurants and sky-scrapers. I like the feel of this.

Jacob said...

A fascinating post, Hilda. I can't imagine individual businesses deciding to take up a lane of traffic! That wouldn't work here for sure.

All the green growth looks a lot like South Florida!

brattcat said...

That vegetation is so luxuriant.

pia said...

mona's! i survived law school with their ensamada!

AL said...

I know what you mean Hilda, it's the same thing here in our barangay where you can see tricycle terminals in every street corner, vehicles parked along the road, and the traffic enforcers which makes traffic worse! Arrgh! LOL.

Kaori said...

Interesting how they just use a lane for parking space! Does this happen a lot? :)

Photo Cache said...

a sight I grew up seeing but haven't seen in a long time. i surely missed it a lot.

mgrozman said...

Batangas has so many wonderfull view. you should try malvar lobo mabini or mataas na kahoy in batangas.

Dina said...

That's a good idea, to show life near home. The non-spectacular but all-the-more interesting because it is home.
I should try it too. Always thought my village street would be boring.
But your explanation here is anything but boring. Hmmm...
Thanks Hilda.

Vernz said...

hi HIlds, so this is where you live ... eh ganun sa pinas eh! LOL!

thanks for dropping by..

VP said...

Here some shopowners think they 'own' the parking spots in front of their shops and use or block them at their pleasure.

arabesque said...

this is so local indeed. ^0^
the sound of bakery and ube makes me crave for some pandesal. ^-^

ρομπερτ said...

What a joy to see so much green, peace and harmony surrounding. What a difference to this place.
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.


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Louis la Vache said...

E-mail ol' «Louis» one of those warm chocolate buns, will ya? He's hungry now that he's read about them!

Halcyon said...

A very interesting look at your city. I'd also be willing to try some buns. Sounds delicious!

Marie-Noyale said...

What a profusion of Greenery!!

tim said...

just confused of the photo itself.. hehehehehe

James Mark said...

Bonnes vacances! Happy hols! Glad you liked the courtyard.

Nefertiti said...

la nature reprends ses droits ca fait une superbe ambiance sur la photo ;O)

Misalyn said...

Pinas na Pinas.Glad to see some plants in between houses. Our barangay is a bit different.

Pandesal! Pandesal! Pansedal! weeeeeeeeeeee miss ko nanaman yan.

Youth_in_Asia said...

Look how thick that flora is. It looks so incredibly lush. What a beautiful area!