July 14, 2010

The war of the malls

When I first wrote about SM City North EDSA mall's Sky Garden, I mentioned that it was a response to the challenge of the more beautiful TriNoma mall, with its lush plants and numerous water features, which opened right across the street. The Sky Garden has some ponds too, and Starbucks opened a branch right beside one, like it did in TriNoma.

pond at SM North EDSA mall's Sky Garden


Natural or man-made, take a refreshing dip in Watery Wednesday.
Watery Wednesday

25 comments:

Judy said...

That is a large pond, to be in a mall! I am looking at the elephant tusk pillars, though!

Greyscale Territory said...

Gorgeous lighting on this water feature! Lovely setting for a mall!

Olivier said...

Starbuck est partout ;o)) cela donne un cote sauvage au centre commercial, une belle lumiere sur cette photo

J Bar said...

Interesting.
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AB said...

It reminds me of the jungle-like university campus. You made a machete to go shopping here too soon

AL said...

I wanna go there! Hope you're okay after last night's Basyang!

Cezar and Léia said...

oh gosh, I like so much this composition, this picture is wonderful! :)
Great work!
Léia

eileeninmd said...

Cool water feature, it doe shave a jungle look to it. Very pretty.

Christian Lucas Sangoyo said...

The Longanisa Resto there is my favorite! =)

Misalyn said...

Looks like a big pond. Cool lighting. I wonder how it looks like during the day. Parang mas refreshing syang tingnan.

brattcat said...

Starbucks has spread across the actual globe and throughout cyber space. Even on CDP!

Halcyon said...

I am not a huge fan of starbucks. But I like this fountain!

George said...

I don't usually visit Starbucks, but I would be tempted at this location. What a beautiful place for enjoying a quiet cup of coffee.

lizziviggi said...

It looks like a pretty place to get a cup of coffee! In paranoid America, though, you would never find an unfenced pond in the middle of a mall-- the developers would be too worried a child would fall in and they'd get sued!

Lois said...

That does not look like it would be found in a mall!

gogouci said...

Could hardly tell this is in a mall. Lovely unique setting found in an unnatural location.

Rob and Mandy said...

Mallwars 2, the return.

Jacob said...

Starbucks are everywhere! This is a fine photo, Hilda!

I can't drink Starbuck's coffee at all. Tastes yucky. And it's way overpriced.

Joy said...

Malls in Manila are really some of the most interesting in the world. This is why many people go to the mall even if they have no intention to purchase anything.

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Francisca said...

Nice watery shot. [Hope Basyang didn't disrupt too much of your day!]

Photo Cache said...

this one upsmanship feud going on with the malls could only spell good times for the consumers who would find better facilities for them right?

so i say go and fight for "my" business.

Redruby said...

i guess this is not done yet when i visited manila last January 2010? hindi po ba?

no disneyland in manila only huge shopping malls!

hubby was even amazed how big SM Mall in Cebu..not so much huge shopping mall here near our place like in the Philippines..

good for me not so much shopping escapades...hehe! ingat po!

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Ken Mac said...

oooo, one of your best shots, Hilda!

VP said...

This is gorgeous, some serious competition is going on here...

Ann said...

where do investors get the money and not thinking of recession?