January 10, 2011

The More Things Change

The more they stay the same...

This building in Manila once housed the national waterworks and sewage authority and is now a hall of justice.

 Manila, 2011

Unfortunately, I can tell you nothing more about the building.

Yeah, I know, a very lame post. But sometimes I just want to express my exasperation with the never-improving status quo.

The color does qualify it to be linked with Mellow Yellow Monday.

21 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Maybe just the fact that the building is being used, at least its history is being preserved! It has a nice facade!

Luna Miranda said...

it's like justice going down the drain.:p

Mellow Yellow Monday

Pie said...

Nice shot!

My Blue and Mellow Yellow Monday.

Francisca said...

@Luna... My brain was caught in the parallel between sewage (what's IN those pipes) and justice... Recent cases in our newspaper headlines have me choked. :-(

tapirgal said...

There has to be a story behind this. The building is pretty cool looking, actually.

Mona said...

i haven't visited this place, happy mym have time to visit my entry :)

Francisca said...

@tapirgal... unfortunately the story is that justice is joke here... I'm responding to a few recent high profile cases that are particularly outrageous... but it's nothing new and in total there are too many stories to tell on a photo blog.

Luna Miranda said...

Re my post, "The Bedroom" is a bar, which according to "reliable" sources, has no tables and chairs but beds for patrons to lounge in.:p

[i get heartburn or indigestion when i read or watch the news.]

Andy said...

From a sewage authority to a hall of justice. At least the lawyers are still there. Nice photo Francisca. Keep on clicking.

Gary said...

Quite frustrating. That also explains most of us find work in other countries.

Nice shot, btw!

imriz said...

i dont (er, seldom) get to watch our local news, because when i do, i would want to die in shame!!!

iamclarizze said...

how ironic! converting sewage into justice bldg! thought it was the other way around!!!

Kim, USA said...

And where does justice go? Down the drain I think hehehe. Happy Monday!

Mellow Yellow Monday

Kaori said...

Seeing the photo and reading this post, I felt your exasperation, Fransisca! :-D

Kay L. Davies said...

So, there is more than a location to link sewage and justice in Manila? That's a shame, Francisca, but all too true in many places.
I like the fact that the original use of the building is forever carved into the facade at the top.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

chubskulit said...

I can't even add a word to it and I am Filipina hahaha. So kudos to you!

Gorgeous!

Hope you can drop by to peek at myentry, thank you!

JM said...

Well, I like the façade and its Deco look.

Cildemer said...

Rien ne se crée, tout se transforme!
That means "Nothing is created, everything is transformed"

***
Have a happy MYM****

Pat Tillett said...

It is an interesting looking building, so whatever it takes...
I like the connection between sewage and lawyers though...

jabblog said...

Sewage and justice - sometimes they seem to go hand-in-hand.

Jacob said...

Is this just a nice way of saying it's the same old crap year after year!