Tuesday, July 25, 2006

THE CCP MAIN THEATRE BUILDING





A rare sight - the fabulous fountain is turned ON for the duration of a CCP-sponsored film festival




Sorry. The statue doesn't have any identifying marker. It appears to have been made to be placed in the center of the fountain but they never got around to doing it. Not quite sure though.



The Theater's east side has a blockfull of restaurants (see an earlier entry).
Its northeast side. That's the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. The Metropolitan Museum is hidden by the trees of the ASEAN Park. The white building partly hidden by the said trees is the Philippine Navy Headquarters. The tent below across the street is of Figaro, a Filipino-owned coffee shop.
Its north side.



The antenna of the Manila Broadcasting Company mars the view.

The building looks heavy and yet appears to have been thrown up into the air because of its curved base support


The fountain at night

5 comments:

bernadette said...

Whoever said the fountains of Bellagio are the first and the best? Thanks to Imelda Marcos.

Citizen of the World said...

Ha ha! That's a good one although the Bellagio are way too grandiose, and it "performs" with music. The CCP fountain, despite the lack of action or music, remains to be dramatic especially at night.

TRACY said...

I REALLY ADORE YOUR PHOTOS! THANK YOU!

BY THE WAY, THE BAYWALK PHOTO REMINDED ME OF ITS SMELL. CANT THEY DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE SMELL?

GENIUS IS JUST ANOTHER MOUSE! said...

Tracy, welcome! Thanks so much for visiting. I appreciate the compliment.

Now, re smell. This is caused by rotting seaweed, especially after a really bad storm during which seaweeds are washed ashore. When the sunny days come, the seaweeds start rotting.

Needless to say (but i'm still saying it), the bay is still dirty, period :-(

Joanna April Lumbad said...

I never seen a fountain open infront of the CCP, anyway..I'm doing a research about performing arts theater in Manila and I have visited several times in CCP to make an ocular inspection regarding with the architectural structures and Interior Designs of a theater and I believe that so far from the other theaters I have visited around Quezon City and here in Manila, CCP is considered as the most presentable to the tourist's and have contemporary designs with a touch of Filipino culture.