January 31, 2011

Refuge

Hidden among the tall office and condominium buildings of Ortigas Center is the tiny Ortigas Park, which has several cafés nearby. We were there on New Year's Eve—the first time I've been there—and most of the benches were occupied, I assume by residents of the many condominiums in the area. Metro Manila needs more havens like it.

Ortigas Park at night

12 comments:

Jacob said...

A lovely night shot, Hilda! Looks like a wonderful place and I think all cities need to have many havens like this!

George said...

This looks like a great place in which to escape some of the tribulations of the big city. You've made a great capture with this night photo.

Olivier said...

tres belle photo de nuit , et j'aime les arbres bleus

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

For urban dwellers in such tall buildings, parks are indeed a necessity.

I am glad that you are back blogging again. I missed your posts and photos while you were otherwise occupied.

Ming the Merciless said...

I won't mind some tropic warm weather right now. :)

I love the lush green in your photo. It's all white here in Maine.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow That building is massive, so lovely and charming neighborhood there!
Love those lights on the palm tree!
Léia

Kaori said...

What a great place to live! I wish we had more benches in the city, too :-)

Lois said...

It looks so pretty at night!

Halcyon said...

Sounds like an excellent haven!

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh nice, love the contrast with the blue lights!

Louis la Vache said...

ALL densely-populated urban areas need havens like this!

Francisca said...

Nice night shot, Hilda