Friday, February 15, 2013

The Architecture and Awesome Valentine's Day

Each one of us has different faces of experience on the eve of Valentine's Day.  We also have unique experiences each year in celebrating this heart's day. Some would share their experiences through blogging like what I am doing right now in this post.

Let me start by sharing to you the photos that I have shot while waiting for the food be served on a buffet style. We were told to standby for just almost 20 minutes after we arrived at the venue, the Pine Hills Hotel in Malaybalay City.

While waiting, I went outside and sneaked around to take some snapshots of the building's Facade using a manual mode at an ISO 2000 with a shutter speed of 1/20 sec. The result was just fair. But I still need to take some room for improvement in Photographing Architecture and it will take more practice on my part and of course a lot of patience.
The next thing I did was taking some snapshots of the Arcade just located next from the entrance gate of the said hotel compound. The pin lights at the second floor adds more drama at the upper floor in the middle section of the building even if the other bay of the building were not lighted. 

Light at the ramp portion also made the building more attractive. The Arcade is only an ordinary type of architectural design to these days since these structures were constructed in the year 1997. But during these times, the Architectural design considered to be as modern. Just imagine that the building existed for 15 years more or less. I know when this was constructed since I am the Engineer assigned during this period as representative in behalf of a Government Bank.
I continued taking pictures with my Nikon D5100 DSLR, while waiting for our buffet food. When I went inside and took some snapshots inside their lobby and the reception area, being as a photography enthusiast like me, enjoyment is really an acceptable statement. The stairs, the double swing glass door with aluminum frame in going to poolside and the single bench with the intricately handcrafted wood carved wall decor pinned on a wooden framed partitions with fixed glass on its outer frame made the photo's composition more dramatic, aside from the presence of the gentleman with slipper and the lady with "pajama". At least the reception became realistic with their presence.
The handcrafted wood carved wall decor pinned on a wooden framed partitions, is served as the division between the lobby and reception area to the restaurant area. Before I took a shot on this awesome wooden wall decor, I looked first on how it was crafted. I just uttered the word that it is indeed "an amazing work of art"

Pine Hills hotel considered as one of the cleanest hotels in the City of Malaybalay, but because years had passed by and the materials are now deteriorating, some of its architectural interior design were still considered awesome.
The Veranda still looked so elegant with twisted vertical square bars ballusters blended with "kidney-like" design at its quarter and mid section. Pardon me of not taking the chandeliers, which is also a good part of this composition.
When I turned my back and took some snapshots on the fixed glass and the semi-circular beam support of the Veranda, I was in awe when I spotted the Chandeliers. For me, as a novice photographer, I consider this composition as perfect. I don't know how you would rate my composition in here. Its up to you to rate, please. 

I also observed that some parts of the wall needs to be repainted at this point in time. To maintain its beauty.
The reception counter is made of polished marbles with a rounded edge. On its side, the stair is of a combination of wood and steel hand railings. Having A drop ceiling with painted textured finish.
I continued my shoot discreetly,  the first ever try in photographing Architecture until my foot brought me to the pool side. The tables were fully occupied with couples celebrating the heart's day. I can see with their eyes the soul of excitement and the happiness filled with joy with their smile while savoring the day with sumptuous meal in front of them. An eat all you can at P395 per person is enough and so affordable with the servings like what I had below;
They also have an onsite pasta cooking with a live band just right in front of you while you wait with your pasta order.
The food will not be a complete dish without the drinks. As usual, my all time favorite, the four- season with the mousse.

To sum-up my experience last Sunday? It was a great fulfillment on my part photographing architectural design of the building and awesome celebration of heart's day with my family having served with good and affordable buffet.

Happy Valentine's Day to All my friends, relatives, readers and followers of this blog.:-).

9 Con Tour Passers by:

  1. ganda ng wooden divider!

    Thanks for introducing this hotel. Baka magawi ako minsan dyan at least may alam akong tutulugan.

    1. Napansin ko agad yong wooden divider ding. Ganda ng pag ka gawa.:-). Ayos dito ang accomodation Ding.:-).

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  3. The picture show that you have spent a wonderful day in Pine Hills hotel as the architecture works shows brilliance work of it.

  4. This is my first time to hear about this hotel. There is look also perfect.
    I think you spend fantastic valentine day in best hotel.

  5. I also heard about this hotel in first time. There architectural design and food look so great. I think this valentine is unforgettable day for you.

  6. We are due to go to the Philippines later this year . visiting Valencia City which is quite close, looks like a really nice place to stay so will do our best to visit.

  7. I think this will be a great place to make our vacation or honeymoon happy.


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