October 21, 2010

Twin

Right across yesterday's Museum of the Filipino People is the headquarters of the Department of Tourism.

Department of Tourism

22 comments:

Wayne said...

That's a fine looking building Hilda,

bfarr said...

Mirror images? Like the perspective of this one. Makes it quite imposing.

Jacob said...

This is amazing. The flip side of yesterday's building.

And one might get the impression that tourism is important in the Philippines... :-)

Have you been experiencing severe weather. It seems I read about some bad storms hitting your country.

RedPat said...

They are twins! Great buildings.

ρομπερτ said...

What a role model ! May time and life treat you all kind.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It looks like even in the Far East, the Greek ideals of democracy have influenced governments to copy classical Greek architecture.

Hilda said...

Dave:
Most of our neo-classical buildings were built during the American Colonial era in the early 20th century. Heavily damaged during WWII but the ones around Rizal Park, which include these two, were rebuilt after the war.

Youth_in_Asia said...

I came back today thinking you hadn't updated yet. It took me a few seconds to realize this was a different building. I love these neoclassical structures. Such grand facades.

Dina said...

It is huge!
In comparison, I don't even know where our Ministry of Tourism is located in Jerusalem.

Cezar and Léia said...

Both are wonderful!
Léia :)

Olivier said...

vraiment un beau batiment

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I think I"m seeing double!!

Steve Harris said...

Nice image, Hilda! It's a beautiful building, and you've taken it from a great perspective. You have such a great ability to photograph buildings from interesting angles, in a way that captures their uniqueness without feeling like you're trying to fit the whole building in to the shot.

arabesque said...

one of the beautiful structures indeed, my only wish is that they could preserve it and not make it worse. ^0^

brattcat said...

Really nice shot, Hilda.

melanie said...

Grandiose, majestueux !

Bonjour Hilda !

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

This building is majestic!

Jacob said...

Re the storm: That's what I was afraid of, but at least you didn't suffer a direct hit. Still...those storms are so nasty! Hopefully the other one will get blown in another direction!

JM said...

The buildings are beautiful and both shots are just great, Hilda!

George said...

These two building (this one and the one below) are beautiful. I like the color.

Francisca said...

I take it this one got a new paint job at the same time. I'm rather partial to white, but this is pretty regal. They are superb buildings.

Gunn said...

I like the way (the angle) you have photographed this.