Friday, February 10, 2017

Manila, Philippines: Underpass Art in Makati City

Makati City, the central business district of the Philippines has been my work territory for almost a decade between 1993 and 2002. I also lived half of my time in Manila in Makati near Pasong Tamo (San Antonio area) now Chino Roces Avenue. My last residence, however, was in Wack Wack, Greenhills in Mandaluyong City which is just beside Makati City.

Underpass art

This is the Legaspi underpass.

So Makati has always a very special place in my heart. I always felt like coming home whenever I visit, but not last December though. Read here: Manila Musings from the Taxi

On New Year's Eve, sister and I went to the Ayala Triangle because I know for sure there is a Christmas lights show there. I will post my video and pictures another time as it takes so much time to upload videos. In order to get there, one has to go through the underpass crossing Ayala Avenue. There are 2 underpasses in this area of Ayala Avenue and these are the Legazpi underpass and the Makati Avenue (corner Ayala Avenue) underpass.

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I really liked that they have upgraded the underpasses with some mural art. I read that this was a city project, launched with the help of a few prominent corporate sponsors, they were able to commission a few artists to paint the murals on several underpasses. Most of these paintings have themes which are advertising in nature. However, I personally have not seen the underpasses with product advertising themes. The ones I saw were the Legazpi and Makati Avenue underpasses, which seem to have random art subject matter painted on them. I could be wrong?

It is also very interesting to see that there are many underpasses now in Makati. In my time there was I think only 1, which is the Makati Avenue underpass corner Ayala Avenue.

Well, Makati City keep it up! The mural art on the ceilings are not only giving a smile on the faces of everyone passing here, but it also makes the passage bright and colourful, and somehow gives a sense of safety.

Tip: The Legazpi underpass and Makati Avenue underpass are just beside each other on Ayala Avenue. Landmarks are Peninsula Hotel, Ayala Triangle, BDO Ayala.

Legazpi Underpass

Haha, she is taking a photo of me as well =)

Makati underpass

These are in the Makati Avenue corner Ayala Avenue underpass.

Makati Underpass

Travel Period: December 2016
Destination: Makati City (Metro Manila - Luzon), Philippines

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All pictures were taken by a point and shoot pocket camera or a smartphone.

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