Streets and Skyscrapers of Makati: A Photo Dump

In November 2016, I was employed in a company that is located in no other than the Philippines’ very own ‘concrete jungle where dreams are made of’. Although I have been to Makati a couple of times prior to my employment, being able to walk along its streets as the towering buildings lean over me made me appreciate the surroundings better. I admit that the experience awed me. During my first week, I kept looking up on my way to work and at one point, I made a mental note to bring my camera whenever I could. The following week, I went on a photowalk as I make my way to the office. One year later, I sort of outgrew the feeling but don’t get me wrong, I appreciate how clean and organized the area is. It’s just that I walk a little faster now and random musings occupy my mind most of the time so I haven’t had the time to look around anymore. (cue: The Schuyler Sisters)

From time to time, I still bring my camera and I go out during lunch break to stroll around and capture a few photos. Anyway, here are some photos I gathered throughout the year:

“What strange phenomena we find in a great city, all we need do is stroll about with our eyes open. Life swarms with innocent monsters.”
― Charles Baudelaire

 

 

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

 

“The city’s full of people who you just see around.”
― Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms

 

“All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful, but the beauty is grim.”
― Christopher Morley

 

“Cities have always offered anonymity, variety, and conjunction, qualities best basked in by walking: one does not have to go into the bakery or the fortune-teller’s, only to know that one might. A city always contains more than any inhabitant can know, and a great city always makes the unknown and the possible spurs to the imagination.”
― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

See the second part of my Makati photo dump here.

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