Aug 11, 2007

Photo Hunt 22: Row


I have something perfect in mind for this week's Photo Hunt theme. I see them everyday, I experience them whenever I am on the road. There are always rows of cars along the major highways of Manila anytime of the day. My husband always mutter, "EDSA is one big parking lot!".


EDSA is a major thoroughfare in Metro Manila. This is a part of it along Guadalupe, Makati City (north bound). Taken during the morning rush when almost everyone's going to work or going to school.


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51 comments:

eastcoastlife said...

I've been to Manila several times. I've always been stuck in the jams. There's so much cars on the roads. I'm impressed with the drivers though. It's tough to drive on the roads.

tegdirb92 said...

wow--I love the row theme in the billboard!! Great take on the theme.

Pato & Pearl said...

oh yeah...i hate being stuck at traffic...

Pearl

CRIZ LAI said...

The traffic looks bad but it sure is in rows. Nice shot for the theme. Happy Weekend! http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/08/photo-hunters-row.html

Sabine said...

Not the kind of row I like - but still a row... LOL! (Are those guys lining up on the billboard coincidence?)

Dragonheart said...

That's a lot of traffic! Nice choice for the theme this week.

ipanema said...

ah, this reminds me of times i don't want to be on the road. ganyan pa rin traffic?

Connie said...

I would let the area rest when it can...
Wishing you all the best,
Connie

http://avocado-express.blogspot.com/

Lynn said...

ECL, Haha, so you noticed most Filipino drivers have 'great skills' in driving.

TEGDIRB92, When I posted this in one of my blog groups, someone commented also on the billboard.

PATO & PEARL, Me too. Aaargh...

CRIZ LAI, The traffic is really bad during the rush hour.

SABINE, Yes, it's just a coincidence. :)

DRAGONHEART, Humungous one!

Lynn said...

IPANEMA, Getting worse as a matter of fact. The buses, the unruly drivers and some pedestrians who cannot follow instructions where to properly cross or walk. Plus the proliferation of motorcycles. Just imagine that.

Lynn said...

CONNIE, the major highway only rests during Good Friday when 50% go to different vacation destinations and 45% stay home because no mall is open . :)

Bengbeng said...

Manila has so many people. traffic jams seldom occur in a town like mine :)

the night owl said...

Hi Lynn, This looks like a bumper to bumper rows of cars.Thanks for sharing. Baba

Chen said...

The dreadful rows of traffic jam!!
how i hate being stuck in traffic jam, especially if the traffic was not moving for long time...

Michele said...

EGADS! I would not want to be stuck in that!! Great pic!
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

Lynn said...

BENGBENG, That's true for Manila. The volume of the vehicles continue to rise but the road widening and city planning seems to be lagging.

THE NIGHT OWL, That is so true every rush hour.

CHEN, Same here I can take traffic as long as it is moving. I dread stand still traffic.

MICHELE, Lol, me too! :) Thanks for dropping by.

Stine said...

yikes - do they ever get there??

mar said...

I am glad I don't have to drive when the traffic is like that!

Karen said...

I live out in the country, so it's very rare to be stuck in traffic like that. Now when I am it is so frustrating!!!!

The most traffic we get out here is when a combine or something is going down the road and everyone has to follow b/c they can't pass!

Thanks for visiting my PhotoHunt!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

That is definitely a kind of row I don't like! Good job!

Patricia said...

Perfect photo, Lynn. I must say that our lifestyles are very different. I admire you for facing that traffic every day. I don't think I have the patience for it. Hope you are having a perfectly delightful weekend.

A. said...

Wow, row upon row of cars. I wouldn't like to have to do that very often. Great picture!

Thanks for visiting me earlier:)

pelf said...

I've never been to Manila, but this picture sure reminds me of Kuala Lumpur! :)

Sue said...

Oh I'm getting frustrated just by looking at that picture. Great for the theme.

Sue said...

Wow! That sure is a jam packed row! Great idea for the theme .. :)

KK said...

That picture reminds me so much of my days spent commuting from Cavite to Makati for training. It was very tiring.

YTSL said...

"Taken during the morning rush..."

The way it looks, it's more of a crawl than a rush! ;b

TorAa said...

I'm happy I'm not a part of this row. Great entry

Che-Cheh said...

Arggghhh too many cars! Hahaha

Barbara H. said...

Must be hard to make it through those rows! I am sure it requires a lot of patience.

Write From Karen said...

Oh gads. I would HATE that. I'd have to have a steady supply of audio books to distract me. I bet you have to really plan ahead if you want to get anywhere on time!

BirdieRoark said...

UGH.. traffic. I do my best to avoid traffic - nothing raises my blood pressure faster than bumper to bumper traffic.

julie said...

So much time and gas wasted when in a traffic jam. Sigh.

We plan to go to the car show too but since its Trixie's birthday and she doesn't want to go then we won't. Next time na lang, :)

Have a great weekend Lynn.

PowersTwinB said...

ewww I hate road traffic! It does look like a huge parking lot like your hubby says! Thanks for visiting my twin and triplet rows today!

Bongga Mom said...

That is PERFECT. I'm going home in December and I'm dreading the traffic which is sooo much worse during the holidays. I live in Greenhills pa, which gets so congested with the Christmas Bangketa crowds!

~Kathryn~ said...

what an interesting photo for the hunt - i love it
nothing like a row of cars in a traffic jam to make me edgy !!

Love Bears All Things said...

That was a great choice for the theme. Ugh! I would hate to have to face that every morning.
Mama Bear

bounce said...

Glad I don't have to worry about traffic jams

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Atlanta is the same! Cars everywhere!
Great take on Row :)

meeyauw said...

Unfortunately, what you illustrate is so prevalent worldwide now. It's a shame. Great photo!

eph2810 said...

Yikes - and I complain about our rush hour -- ours doesn't even come close to yours. I will be sure next time I travel to work not to complain, but rather be thankful that I don't have to encounter what you have to.

Have a great weekend.

lady cess said...

heehee! it's the perfect "row" alright.

Drew said...

I hear that. My commute is not as bad but man it can be exhausting.

Amanda said...

great photo

kim said...

Looks like the traffic in Seattle! :) Great picture-but glad I am not stuck in that!
*smiles*
Kim
Thanks for visiting my blog--glad you liked my books--most of those rows are two deep!

Lynn said...

STINE, well yes, we do get to our destinations, slowly, slowly. :)

MAR, haha, I'm not the one driving too.

KAREN, most people here who live away from the city has better traffic too that's why they dread going to Manila

LAUREN, A., If I have a choice, I wouldn't be in that row too.

PATRICIA, Thanks! The weekend's doing just fine w/ cold and a little cough. :)

PELF, So one of the things Malaysia and the Philippines has in common is our traffic.

SUE, Just imagine what I have to deal w/ everyday

SUE, Like bumper to bumper. :)

KK, Exhausting, frustrating, what have you....lol

YTSL, Hahaha! Point taken! :D


TORAA, Good for you! :)

CHE-CHEH, ...and buses, and motorcycles....

BARBARA H., Patience and great driving skills as a matter of fact

KAREN, Oh yes, music helps me a lot. And I love observing commuters, behavior of motorists that's why I rarely get bored.

BIRDIEROARK, Haha, in the Philippines, there should be clear understanding and accpetance that traffic is a great part of our life.

JULIE, Gas, yes. My gas, how much do we spend on it weekly!

POWERSTWINB, I do too but it's a part already of my everyday life. :)

BONGGA MOM, Greenhills, lol, good luck sa traffic!

~KATHRYN~, Oh yes, I hear you on being edgy.

MAMA BEAR, That is why we leave at least an hour and a half to go to work, to avoid such traffic. But it's still traffic unless we leave before the break of dawn, LOL.

BOUNCE, Good thing!

CATS~GOATS~QUOTES, So we're on the same boat

MEEYAUW, People should learn how to walk, LOL

EPH2810, Count your blessings and one of them is not having traffic as worse as what we have. :)

CESS, swak na swak ba, haha!

DREW, to the max!

AMANDA, thanks!

KIM, Haha, I appreciate Amy Tan too. :)

Judy said...

Oh my goodness. You have to endure this traffic jam each day? I hear that it's bad in Bangkok but I didn't experience such choc-a-block when I was in Bangkok last.

I suppose you guys have learnt to be patient......very patient. :)

Lynn said...

JUDY, More like we can't do anything about it anymore so we became tolerant...well, somehow. :)

on the Rock said...

It looks pretty bad to be stuck in that traffic. Great one!

ivan said...

oh, i know what you're talking about.

EDSA is such a hateful and lonely place to be...hehehe.

btw, thanks for visiting my very 1st Photohunt. :) appreciate it.

have a great week ahead.

Lynn said...

ON THE ROCK, One's got to be really patient. :)

IVAN, Hope you participate every Saturday. It's really fun! :)