May 28, 2010

Sunset glow

The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) is located in the same complex beside Manila Bay as the Cultural Center of the Philippines and designed by the same architect, National Artist for Architecture Leandro Locsin. It was officially opened as Asia's first international convention center when it hosted the September 1976 IMF-World Bank Meeting. Many other convention centers have opened in Manila since then, but the PICC remains the venue of choice for important conferences. With so many great-looking modern architecture in the metro, the PICC's wide and squat concrete and glass block no longer looks attractive either, but when the sun sets over Manila Bay, the PICC takes on a golden glow reminiscent of its glory days in the 70s and 80s.

Philippine International Convention Center

15 comments:

bfarr said...

By the light, I would guess early evening.

AME stands for African Methodist Episcopal.

AL said...

I agree when you said the glory days of the 70's and 80's. It makes me reminisce.

Vernz said...

Glorious, but we've been leapfrogged already by our neighbors... have a great day Hilds.

James said...

Beautiful color.

George said...

You're certainly right about the golden glow of this building at sunset. The reflections in the windows are gorgeous.

Olivier said...

superbe lumiere qui tombe sur cet immeuble, c'est magnifique

Misalyn said...

I can see the golden reflection...i can imagine a stunning golden sunset. Been to PICC twice or thrice but never got the chance to take photos.

Enjoy your holiday Ms. Hilda and please take tons of pictures okay? :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful building and I love this colour vibrant and reflections!
Happy weekend!
Léia

brattcat said...

What rich, warm, deep light you've captured here.

Leif Hagen said...

Ahh, the rich, warm, cooper colors - nice early evening photo!

Halcyon said...

What a beautiful color. So rich!!

Lois said...

Very pretty Hilda!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I see what you mean about a special glow. Quite striking.

VP said...

A wonderful light on those windows!

AB said...

This brilliant bronze look is rather impressive