August 20, 2010

The Tent

Here is another view of the still mostly empty lands of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City, including part of the parking lot of the posh dining and shopping center that is Bonifacio High Street. Except for the first few buildings constructed in the area soon after much of the army's land was sold to the highest private bidder, almost all the buildings in BGC are high-rises. One of the most notable exceptions is the NBC Tent, which you can see a bit to the right and two blocks away. It's an events venue that can be rented and it really is just a tent, though a large and air-conditioned one. It is most notable for hosting the (more than) monthly Shop@The Fort bazaar organized by Karl Edwards International. I've only gone once but that one trip helped me understand why the bazaar has been around for years. Export over-runs, original, unique and locally-designed clothes and accessories, home-made spreads and baked goods—let's just say that that one trip left a pretty big hole in my purse, and I am both dreading and looking forward to my next Karl Edwards bazaar experience.

Bonifacio Global City

18 comments:

AL said...

I've heard of that bazaar but haven't tried to go there, the tent still looks very elegant.

ρομπερτ said...

Nice to see that there's still splace left for nature to fit - which makes the buildings for me somehow friendly. Please have a good Friday.

daily athens

George said...

The tent is an interesting venue for a bazaar, but it must be a very successful one. It's nice to see open space in the metropolitan area.

Photo Cache said...

wanna check out the merchandise and eats there too.

EG Wow said...

I never would have guessed it's a tent if you hadn't said so. I guess it must be very secure if all those wonderful goodies are sold there.

Francisca said...

It really IS a good bazaar, and my closet holds many Western sized good quality clothes I've bought there. Haven't been for a few years though... Nice shot, Hilda.

Dina said...

Have fun. An air-conditioned tent? I would go just to cool off. It is over 40 in Jerusalem today; that's just crazy.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

That open space would be perfect for a community garden. At least until the gardeners were run off the land. But it could be fun for a few years.

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Reena said...

i live in one of those buildings! haha

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I'd always be delighted to visit a bazaar just to check out all the items available for sale.

arabesque said...

gr8 finds you say?! i'm curious! ^0^
i've only been to the fort once and
for someone who doesn;t drive too often
i must admit it was kind of confusing, once you're inside the block, the routes and roads all look the same!
we got lost on our way home. ^0^

Misalyn said...

Scenic.The place looks so clean. Never been there.The bazaar sounds interesting...i'm curious. Gandang isama sa pasyalan list kapag nakapagbakasyon, wish ko lang dami akong panahon para gumala :)

Christian Lucas Sangoyo said...

Uy would love to attend that bazaar, please do post a heads up pag meron na ulit. =)

Rob and Mandy said...

I can think of similar looking places in India or Russia, urban deserts. But why Bonifacio? It is a town in Corsica, an islanf in the Med, south of France. What's the link?

Kaori said...

I love how you caught the contrast between the high-rise buildings in the back and the open space in front of it. Some places are like that here in Japan, too :D

AB said...

A big city skyline. You would not see high-rises like that in my little state in Germany

Cezar and Léia said...

Quite an endeavour, it seems... I can well imagine it getting crowded pretty soon!
God bless you!
Cezar