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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Divisoria, my Manila!

This is the winning photo of an officemate in the Instituto Cervantes’ photo contest on Manila, My Manila as published in a travel magazine (geez, I forgot the name!). He won first place and got a Nikon digital camera worth P65,000 plus P30,000! He did great huh?

The photo was actually taken on the rooftop of our office building… when we told his boss that he won, he asked what time picture was taken…breaktime? Or during office hour??? Hehehe…of course the boss was proud of him!

If you go over the magazine, you’ll see that there were a lot of entries that were really nice too! Some photos shows some reflection of a light or a good architecture on a pond of water in nice tiles… some photos were really romantic and artistic but I guess Jun was able to show the true essence of a part of Manila… Divisoria!

He took the shot around August of this year, if he takes another shot this time of the year… it will be different! The rail track (which is no longer used by the way) will be full of kariton (carts) of the vendors and some vendors’ as well…there would be more people and more of those vendors' colorful big umbrellas filling up the spaces left by the jeepneys… ahh the jeepneys will be lesser too since most of them would either cut their trips and do a U-turn in Abad Santos or already turn right in the street prior to the Prime block to avoid the traffic of both and vehicles… definitely he’ll be portraying a Divisoria which is more crowded and bustling with so much activities!

Divisoria is not only Jun’s Manila but My Manila, as well!


Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thank you for sharing with us the winning entry and congratulations to Jun!

2:40 AM  
Anonymous rolly said...

Hi Beth. Alam mo bilib talaga ako sa keen eye or eyes mo. Kuha mo sa words ang mga bagay bagay.

I know to the U-turning jeeps and the umbrellas. I was assigned for two months in our Ylaya-Divisoria branch.

Parang chaotic pag nasa middle ka pero lahat ng ito serves its purpose.

5:01 AM  
Blogger bing said...

hello, beth! galing talaga ng pinoy, no?

i had been to DIVI only once. but to TUTUBAN, more often. and it is part of Divisoria. you will hate it when you get caught in the middle of its traffic jam.

3:34 PM  

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