Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gohotels: Rear Window Views

Apologies to Alfred but I'm borrowing the title of one of my all-time favorite Hitchcock movies for this post -- a mini-gallery of images taken from the window of the room assigned to me during the launch event of Gohotels along Pioneer-EDSA in Mandaluyong. At first, I thought I should ask if I can be reassigned to a room with a view of busy EDSA (the better to observe the sunset and the clutter of billboards that illuminate the night sky plus the busy Saturday dash of automobiles) but on second thought, I just know that in the right light, the scene seldom seen by commuters and main road drivers, can be more dramatic.  Allow me this bit of indulgence as I present these images.  As the expression goes, the pictures are worth a thousand words, so I'll let the images speak for a change.
Can on a Hot Tin Roof  
(I was wishing for a cat to cross the roof but to no avail. In any case, shooting through a window streaked by dirt can cause some haze but what the hey, I just have to shoot this for posterity)

River of dreams
(Residents cross to the other street not on foot but by banca.  In the stillness of the early morning, the water seems to be in a state of slumber with a glass-like quality, disturbed only occasionally by the bancas)
Tree of Tenacity
(A rather poignant image, at least to me, because it shows how much trees cling for survival in a sea of concrete and metal)

From shantytown to swanky town
(Here's sociology at the street level from the low-rise development of Guadalupe to the high-rise structures of Bonifacio Global City)


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