August 1, 2010

A puff of wind

THEME DAY: BRIGHT COLORS • The outdoor Sunset Bar of Sofitel Manila has a small platform for performances and cultural presentations. The row of satin banners which serves as its backdrop is reminiscent of the colorful sail of the traditional Mindanao Muslim boat called the vinta. Quite appropriate since the hotel is right beside Manila Bay.

Sofitel Manila's Sunset Bar

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42 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

How beautiful a sight. May the wind always bring peace and harmony to this place. Please have a great new month.

daily athens

Lynette said...

Wonderful post for Theme Day. I love how you caught the wind in the banners! My post will be up in about 11 hours, but today's is a nice tease.

Vernz said...

Hi Hilds, this is pretty, it adds richness to the scene.... have a nice day..

dong ho said...

i just wish they used the color combinations of the real vintas of mindanao. but still a good display.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Colorful banners in a colorful scene. Good choice for the theme.

☺lani☺ said...

Very colorful indeed! Have a Blessed Sunday!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

This is great! Yes, Muslim culture is truly colourful! Now that brings back another memory. (I spent half of my high school in Marawi and had been to MSU there as well. So I know about the vinta.)

Lovely satin banner.

Eki said...

The colors of those satin banners fit nicely into the green environment.

Happy Theme Day, Hilda!

Jilly said...

So beautiful - the fabric against those trees and sky. Gorgeous!

Dina said...

A great picture. Makes me want to sail in a vinta.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Hilda! The colors just made me feel so good! Love it!

Steven^^

Cezar and Léia said...

This Sofitel has a bit of everything, hasn't it? Beautiful setting!
God bless you!
Cezar

Gunn said...

Wow, this is a nice shot, and perfect for todays theme day. A beautiful place,- and I love the light/shadows too.

Dave said...

wow! lovely photo, very exotic.

Inverness Daily Photo said...

Lots of lovely bright colours here.

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a colorful paradise!
Kind regards from my cousin's house

Siromade said...

That's really a bright colors, a rainbow color, the coconut trees love eatitng the buko as in buko salad hehe..

Jacob said...

This is, indeed, a wonderful and colorful backdrop...and your photo is excellent...I can see clearly the "satin." A beautiful place!

Birdman said...

Always enjoy your explanations w/ posts.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I would never have made the connection to sails. It is all so obvious reading your explanation!

Kaori said...

I'd love to see the actual sails! The bright colored banners make a great backdrop :D

B SQUARED said...

A nice backdrop for any performance.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful colors! I hope the show is as good as the setting.

SRQ said...

Nice colorful find. Looks like a terrific location for an outdoor stage and bar.

cieldequimper said...

Wonderful shot Hilda, so bright and cheery!

Francisca said...

What a super setting for the performances. Hmmm... I've never been in that hotel... may have to go have a look-see. Great shot, Hilda!

AntiguaDailyPhoto.Com said...

Hilda, I really like the colorful movement you captured; boy, I wish I was there.

By the way, I also enjoy your other posts, especially the ones about Quezon City and Baratylo. BTW, in Spanish Baratillo is a place where one gets good prices (gangas), sort of like swap meets or open markets. Baratillo is the diminutive for Barato (cheap). Quezón would be a large cheese, but you already know those things.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by AntiguaDailyPhoto.

Bergson said...

beautiful banners

VP said...

I can't imagine a more beautiful setting for more bright colors!

Jazzy said...

bright and tropical.
happy august theme day!

Al said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful. That photo is so warm.

crocrodyl said...

Colourful and shiny! Nice contribution to the August Theme Day:)

Mo said...

A rainbow of colours is a perfect way to express bright colours.

bfarr said...

Very pretty and appropriate for theme day. The banners remind me of prayer flags.

arabesque said...

perfect for theme day, those colorful vintas made it more attractive! ^0^

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Boats under full sail is what came to mind when I saw this. I also like the rainbow feel which has so many symbolic applications.

George said...

This is a very beautiful, very colorful setting for a performance.

Misalyn said...

Super like ko! The satin banners remind of the Pan Arab flags....and the sky..oh! so lovely!

Sayang,na-missed ko nanaman ang theme day :(( From night 3 straight night duties kasi ako.

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely backdrop for performances.

Lois said...

Beautiful choice for Theme Day Hilda! I love the palm trees too.

JM said...

Great setting and cool entry on the theme, Hilda!

Buck said...

Bright and beautiful. I love learning about Manila from you!