July 2, 2010

To read or to relax

Just when most of the northern hemisphere starts its summer break, students in the Philippines go back to school. Our summer months are April and May, and the school year begins in June and ends in March. Which means that the Rizal Library of the Ateneo de Manila University is full of students again. Though whether they're inside to do research or outside hanging out at the water feature, is another question altogether.

water feature and steps of the Rizal Library

17 comments:

brattcat said...

Such an interesting angle. I particularly like the right side of this image with the people and walkway.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Yesterday you were looking up. Today you are looking down. I am getting as dizzy as when I was looking at Jilly's photos today from Menton.

Eki said...

I like the high angle and the composition of this photo. I didn't know your school year started in June. Our students are having a long summer break now (from June and July).

Lianne said...

wow, that's in the ateneo campus??? nice! so much has changed since i graduated in 2005 and already it was a beautiful campus back then :)

Kaori said...

Where did you take this from? That's quite a ways down! I always liked the start of a school year, everyone is still excited and upbeat :-)

Tracy said...

Oh, boy do I wish our summer had just ended. That's an interesting photo looking down like that!

Vernz said...

parang di tubig.. if not for that white tablet there.. it looks like a beveled smoked glass.. lovely ... dropping by!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Students are the name all over. Our granddaughter living with us starts the last week of August and gets out the last week of May.

JM said...

Wonderfully composed shot, Hilda! I'm a view from above shots fan.

James Mark said...

I agree - an interesting bird's eye view. By coincidence I took one today, but not from this kind of height. Coming soon on JorvikDP.

BTW, if you have time to read this far, variants on "mother":
mam, mum, mom, mammy, mummy, mommy, ma, mama, mater (Latin, for the old school). "Me (my) mother" is quite common in Yorkshire too.

bfarr said...

A moat, around the library, interesting.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Love the perspective on this photo, Hilda. And the contrast and composition are brilliant.

Thanks for the positive comment about "Love is All Around." I work so hard to made good posts and sometimes it seems as if nobody is looking. A supportive comment from time to time makes blogging all worthwhile!

Jan
GDP

Halcyon said...

It took me a minute to orient myself to the picture. I love the angle though, it makes for a very visually interesting photo!

Ursel said...

Studying at the water seems nice.

Jacob said...

Great composition! And it probably would be a good idea to have "summer" in April and May here and let the kids attend air-conditioned schools in the heat of June, July and August!

Dina said...

Nice shot!

George said...

I think this would be a great spot for reading. You've gotten a wonderful picture here.