August 26, 2011

[SkyWatch] Washing the Skyscraper


Manila, 2011

Last week I had an errand to run in Makati, our financial district, and I spotted these window washers on this glass skyscraper. It's not the first time I tell you it's a job I couldn't do, but neither could I resist the shot. It still fascinates me.

Besides, it was one of the rare times I saw anything but gray in our skies these past weeks.

So here it is, for SkyWatch Friday and Weekend Reflections.

42 comments:

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Oh my!!! What an eternity job, Don't they have machinewash or wipers like cars have?

Tina said...

I could also not do ;) But great shots!

fredamans said...

LOVE that angle!

Rajesh said...

That needs great courage. First shot is too good.

Ms. Becky said...

this is truly a magnificent photo. wow. the angle is fantastic. great reflections too! this is a two thumbs up Francisca. happy SWF to you.

Dina said...

Your photo sure makes us appreciate the work these people do to give us a clear view.

ewok1993 said...

that needs steel clad stomach for that kind of job.

Liz said...

I love the angle of this shot. Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

FM said...

Lovely shots!

chubskulit said...

I'd be sick looking down, tough job! Lovely photos Francisca.

<a href="http://www.mycountryroads.com/2011/08/lion-or-pig.htmlMy Skywatch</a>, have a great weekend ahead!

jeannette said...

Just looking at it gives me shortness of breath:)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I admire those who do this work but I am faint of heart at high places like this work.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh my goodness, I didn't pay any attention to the title, so my stomach lurched when I saw the photos. Heights and I do not mix, except from planes.
Wonderful for SkyWatch, though, Francisca!
— K

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

EG Wow said...

OH my! I have to admire window washers!

Jidhu Jose said...

dangerous......nice shots
happy SWF

LauraX said...

fantastic perspective!!!

Smalltown RN said...

Those are some crazy high buildings...you couldn't pay me enough to go out on a scaffolding and wash those windows! Great photos!

Thanks for stopping by! said...

I can't imagine doing that...heights and I do not get along. That first shot is perfect!

James said...

I wouldn't want that job but it's interesting to watch in person or in pictures.

ladyfi said...

That first shot makes me dizzy!

cieldequimper said...

You've just made me dizzy too!!! Cool!

Kala said...

I could not do that job either. But it made for a fantastic photo!

Andy said...

Nice shots Francisca. I'm glad you had the urge to stop and photograph these guys at work. Along with you there a lot of people that could not do that job.

Raw Thoughts And Feelings said...

Fantastic photos of reflection and sky! I have problem with height, so I better stay down on the ground :0

Lesley said...

I guess there is no way around it if you want clean windows - human labour must be used!

Halcyon said...

Very impressive! I like the angle of the first one.

Gattina said...

Wow ! I suppose you now have a stiff neck !

forgetmenot said...

There would not be enough money in the world to make me do that job!!!! Great angle and perspective for you photo. Have a great weekend. Mickie ;)

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic capture, but no, there isn't enough money in the world to get me to do the job either! Gorgeous skies and terrific reflections for the day, Francisca! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Ebie said...

Wow, I give credit to these window washers! Not for me, I have fear of heights!

Nice perspective of the building shot!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photos, especially I like the first one.

Regards!

Jackie said...

Fantastic shots. I could not do that job, I never used to be worried by heights but now I get Vertigo occasionally. Just looking up to take that photo would make me dizzy.

Dorian Susan said...

I cannot imagine doing that job, no matter how desperate for income. These shots are magnificent and show the huge scope of the building well. happy weekend to you.

'Tsuki said...

Pffffiou ! Vertiginous ! I'm shaking... :D

Elisa said...

Amazing!
Have a nice weekend Francisca!
Elisa, Argentina

Kim, USA said...

First of all I love the photo. Second makes me feel dizzy looking at it especially thinking the people who are working there. ^_^


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♥ Braja said...

Love these upshots, brilliant...

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Gine said...

Vertige assuré ! Le filet semble se resserrer et on a de la peine à comprendre la façade : effet réussi !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh. My heart is in my throat just looking at the pictures. I can't imagine doing that.

Hooray for blue skies.

I read your previous post more carefully and it is disheartening to know that shortsighted governments are everywhere. So sad. In addition to cutting music, library, drama, and art, schools around here have cut the vocational programs that kept many (non-college-bound) kids in school and provided them the means to make a living. And then they wonder why there is so much crime ..... and on and on we go.

Kaori said...

Skyscrapers always fascinate me. They are just so picturesque. Love how you caught the window cleaner in your photo. THAT is something I never want to do...especially while we're still shakin ;D

Windchime said...

Impressive shots! I like the angle in the first picture.

Jenny said...

Love your perspective here. I don't think they could pay me enough to do this job!