Philippines - Manila, Makati, Global City

I spent my timeover the weekend in Philippines. I stayed in a hotel in Makati and could run around the area and Global City. I could also visit the old Manila area.

The temperature went up to around 30 deg. C during the day and was bit muggy even in early mornings.

Alaya Triangle in Makati - nice and green area.

Jeepney - very important part of the transportation system.

The gate of Fort Santiago

A beautiful garden in Intramuros

Statues re-creating the execution of Jose Rizal by the Spanish.

Joggers in front of the American Cemetery.

The skyline of Global City in the morning.

Global City is still under construction.

Just outside of Global City - congested living conditions exist.

Philippine is experiencing a fast economic growth at this point.


National Art Center/Tokyo Midtown

We went to National Art Center today.

We enjoyed the Divisionists exhibition.

The museum is a walking distance from Tokyo Midtown.

The Midtown Garden had some event going on.

There were many families having a nice afternoon at the park.

A very nice pond is there, too.

The roof structure of the event hall of Tokyo Midtown.

 Awa Odori crew was there.

 A strange chick dancer at Roppongi Station

  The subway map of Tokyo - very extensive system.

We had a very nice family outing this afternoon. 


Back in Sendai

I had a nice morning run in Sendai last week. The weather was cool and nice.

I ran to the old castle park.  This is the former weapons storage building at the entrance.

A Shinto shrine sits at the ground of the castle now.

A statue of Lu Xun.  The famous 20th Century Chinese writer  lived here for 2 years (1904-1906).

A bear warning sign by a bridge behind the castle ground.

By the station, a subway construction is carried out.

The official store of Vegalta Sendai - local football team.

Rakuten Eagles, the Sendai local baseball team is the Pacific League Baseball Champions.