April 12, 2010

Lazy day with a view

For our office's annual summer outing, we spent one day in Timberland Sports and Nature Club in the town of San Mateo in the province of Rizal. It is on one of the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range and has a spectacular view of Metro Manila.

outdoor dining area of Timberland Sports and Nature Club with a view of Metro Manila


Timberland is a members-only club and is 45 minutes away from Quezon City. It has a wide range of sports and leisure facilities and except for a few small details, it seems that the developers have remained true to their vision as presented in the scale model.

scale model of Timberland Sports and Nature Club


Can you locate where this garden is in the model?

garden between two wings of Timberland Sports and Nature Club


I'm sorry I don't have more photos of the club, but it's as my title says: I decided to indulge my lazy side that day. Swimming pool, whirlpool bath, steam bath, sauna—and my camera isn't waterproof.

27 comments:

Linnea W said...

What a fabulous place to spend the day!

Youth_in_Asia said...

That looks beautiful! The perspective in the first shot is great. I love it.

brattcat said...

You really know how to live, Hilda. These are beautiful shots of a beautiful place. I'm guessing the garden is inside that sort of circular inner courtyard.

Halcyon said...

This looks like a wonderful place to have a coffee and relax.

Jacob said...

Hard to beat a place like that...glad you had such a good time...and there are occasions when it's necessary to put aside the camera and just enjoy!

Dina said...

It's OK, we forgive you. :)

But maybe with all the watery pampering you're getting lately, you'll have to get that underwater camera. LOL

Don and Krise said...

The tables and chairs in that first shot are really nice, and the view from up there is something. What a place.

Photo Cache said...

I think you had the best idea on how to spend the day.

bertN said...

Most of my days are lazy but I never have a lazy day with a view like yours maski na foggy.

Paty said...

it´s a very beautiful building, itmust have been a very pleasant afternoon.

JM said...

Looking at the model, one can tell the place is fantastic! And what a view!

Lois said...

Spectacular view is right!

Euroangel said...

what a lovely place to visit and stay for awhile..magandang araw Ate Hilda!

CafebyJW said...

It seems to be very nice place, just enjoy your holiday and being lazy.

I know I didn't post much of Bangkok these days even if most of the friends want to know what is going on in Bangkok, but I don't feel good with protestors.

Today just see my postcard post, ok?

arabesque said...

hi hilds,
nothing but r&r for the weekend. that's what we're all hopin for.
and i'm sure you did have a soothing day there.
a pity! sana waterproof narin! hehe ^0^

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous view!

James said...

Wow! What a wonderful place and the view is amazing. I did find the garden in the model. The curve of the building gave it away. :)

Rob and Mandy said...

Great view indeed!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» has long been interested in architectural models, so he enjoyed your inclusion of the image of the model and your "homework assignment" to find the garden in the model. ;-)

VP said...

Great view, fine building and a perfect model of it. A beautiful place where to spend a day. Did you bring your camera inside the sauna?

Bergson said...

excellent view for a drink

Ebie said...

A great vacation spot! Love those native table sets!

P.S. I won;t even bring my laptop, but just enjoy the scenery!

Mo said...

I'd want to be a member of this club if I lived there

Leif Hagen said...

I like how you lined up the lines and angles of the two tables in the top photo! You artsy blogger you!

George said...

This does look like a great place to spend a lazy day. You're forgiven for enjoying yourself instead of taking more pictures.

the donG said...

sometimes as photo bloggers we should take less photo and just enjoy the place. i actually enjoy looking at miniatures.

AB said...

Very pleasing symmetry in the first shot