August 31, 2011

G is for Gazebo

Why did the gazebo cross the road?

To get to the other side?

Philippines, 2010

Hand-crafted bamboo gazebos are popular in the Philippines. Besides offering a cozy space to relax, dine or socialize, they provide shelter from the searing sun or pouring rain. They are found in local cuisine restaurants, resorts and back yards.

The letter of the week is G at ABC Wednesday.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

and they are portable!

Nanka said...

Beautifully hand crafted and so very useful!! Loved all its attributes...flexibility,mobility :)

photowannabe said...

Love your sense of humor!
Traveling Gazebos...what will they think of next? (:0)

Jane and Chris said...

Enjoyed the giggle. Gorgeous gazebo indeed.
Jane x

Carver said...

That's a great shot of the gazebo.

jennyfreckles said...

A lot better than the plastic tent things we get here - and it looks like it travels better too.

Kay L. Davies said...

To get to the other side! LOL
Love it, and not as heavy as cedar.
— K

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

jeannette said...

The "walking gazebo" is a humorous pic, Francesca!

EG Wow said...

Gazebos are attractive and practical...even here in Canada.

Roger Owen Green said...

I like gazebos, though they tend to be stationary here.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

GrandmaK said...

Wish I had one in my backyard! Cathy

Kim, USA said...

Now that make me feel homesick. We have gazebos like that and I like to sleep in there. ^_^

ABC Wed

Ann said...

a mobile gazebo, were those boys just taking it for fun?

forgetmenot said...

What a cute post!! Love your "joke" with the picture. Gazebos are such nice additions to a yard. Lovely place to sit and relax in the shade. Mickie :)

Wanda said...

Portable ~~~fantastic!!!

Ruta said...

ha, that made me chuckle and then I noticed the craftsmanship on that gazebo...nice!

Rajesh said...

Very nice portable gazebos.

chubskulit said...

Ahhh Ganda for beauty hehehe... I miss the bahay kubo - gazebo.

G is for Gorgeous Gladiola

cieldequimper said...

I just love the idea of a moving gazebo!

Re. the windmill sign: grinding...

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Francisca, this is an utterly charming photo. It conveys both a sense of place and of community.

Shooting Parrots said...

That looks more like a goes-zebo!

joo said...

Superb! Portable, handy and pretty:)

Kaori said...

Wowza! I've never seen a gazebo being carried like that before. But that must mean there are a lot of gazebos there! I love them. So romantic :D

jabblog said...

I can imagine the advertisement for these - 'Light, bright and easily transported. Why not have a gazebo-moving party?'

Leslie: said...

You got me! I was thinking it was some sort of exotic animal, at first. LOL Have a great week!

Leslie
abcw team

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's pretty funny watching the gazebo getting pushed along the road. I'm familiar with the word from the Pacific Northwest, where a gazebo is a wooden garden structure, with seating usually. In Florida, we would call your gazebo a 'tiki hut' and they are used in all the ways you describe. (Some of our favorite restaurants are housed in them.)

Evelyn said...

Nice to have one in a tropical garden :)

Pat Tillett said...

Maybe there is a hot tub in there also!

☆☆Mumsy said...

Unique and special looking gazebo! I wouldn't mind having one in the backyard.

BizarkDeal said...

Abba Patio Portable Gazebo from Bizarkdeal

This Abba 10 x 15 ft outdoor heavy duty portable tent is really nice. It is a white When I opened the shipping box there was a long black case with a couple different storage compartments and wheels on the bottom. I unzipped the case and inside was the folding frame. I pulled it out and together with my husband, we pulled the frame apart until it was opened up. After it was fully opened, we set the heavy duty white cloth canopy on top or the frame. Then we lifted the 4 legs up so the tent was a lot taller. There are velcro strips that go around the canopy to hold it in place. Although this tent set is not lightweight, there are 8 spikes included to hold the canopy down so it doesn't move or blow away. There are directions included but they are very basic. I think we need to re-adjust our tent frame because it seems too low. If someone were to walk under it they may bump their head, so I will be fixing that. It is not hard to assemble, it is just hard to do alone. Extra hands are very helpful. I think if we had an extra person to help us we would not need to re-adjust it. This tent is awesome for parties and cookouts. We will be using ours this weekend for a Memorial day cookout and get together. I looks really nice and it is very good quality. There are no walls on this but there is velcro so I can purchase them and easily attach them.