Saturday, September 24, 2005

AVENIDA c. 2005

Avenida and C.M.Recto are very busy streets even at 6.30 AM! *yawns* So I whipped out my camera and started shooting :-)


This one's C.M. Recto Avenue. The lights are still on below the LRT Line 2 (Purple Line) tracks. Yonder beyond is the Recto station. The LRT Line 1 crosses the Purple Line at this point (see another overhead track on the top of the photo).


Peaceful Avenida Rizal. Even the vagrants are still asleep on the benches. You can see the rusting signage of AVENUE Theater. The color scheme of the buildings in this area are coordinated. It's a choice between blue, cream, and red. Alternately or something.

4 comments:

Sidney said...

This is a nice view! With the small palm trees. Could have been a European city...

GENIUS IS JUST ANOTHER MOUSE! said...

Well, that's what Manila has that other Asian cities do not, I suppose :-)

NoelG said...

Growing up as a boy, Avenida Rizal was one of my favorite places to visit. I have fond memories of this place; the theaters, restaurants and the varied ethnic stores.

On a visit after many years, I was awed by the changes; most the theaters I knew have closed and most of all, the overhead LRT line dominated and all but destroyed its quaint charm.

Progress has its price, I suppose.

Citizen of the World said...

It doesn't have to be that way all the time, noelg. PLANNING is what makes progress nice.