The Cultural Center of the Philippines, or CCP as it is popularly known, is the seat of culture and arts in the country. Performing companies representing dance, music and theater reside within the CCP. Ballet Philippines is among the four resident dance companies, a resident theater company and four musical companies including the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
One of Imelda Marcos' posh projects, CCP was created in 1966, to "promote and preserve Filipino arts and culture". Designed by National Artist Leandro Locsin, CCP was built on reclaimed land in Manila Bay and was inaugurated in 1969. It is a huge block with a marble facade cantilevered 12 meters from the terrace by huge arching columns at the sides, giving it an impression of floating. The lagoon in front of the theater reflects the building at daytime and a lighted fountain illuminates it at night.
CCP houses four theaters, a museum, a changing exhibit of Philippine art, galleries and a library. Since its opening, it has showcased the Bolshoi, Kirov, Royal Danish ballets, as well as contemporary American, French, German, and Philippine companies.
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Jan. 8th, 2011
CCP is a landmark along Roxas Boulevard in Manila.
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Terrific post for the day, Miranda! And what a gorgeous cultural center! I'd love to be able to hear a concert or see a ballet there! Your night captures are superb as is your composition! Thanks for sharing this part of your world! Have a wonderful week!
What a fabulous arts center. I play violin and adore art and the theatre so LOVE places like this. Your shots of the lights on the fountains are beautiful as are the reflections in the water. Great photography.
did it always have the fountain? does the fountain dance to music like bellagio?
you captured it beautifully in night setting.
The fountains are dancing too.
What a beautiful place. I see other photographers near the fountain in your last photo, and I imagine there must be photographers there in daylight, too, to catch the reflections on the water of the fountain.
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Good night shots.
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I have seen the CCP only in the daytime but it was a loooong time ago. It is beautiful at night, and I am sure there has been a lot of improvements.
beautiful captures! surely a wonderful place to spend an evening!!
in reply to your question on my post - yes you get popcorn in addition to samosas, sandwiches and other savouries too!!
beautiful night shots. the first shot is my favourite.
My first time to see CPP at night. Thanks.
i like the second photo!
this post brings back so many memories from this place.
You have captured some amazing night time images. Looks like a great place to chill out and watch the water...
masalimuut din ang pinagdaanan ng building nato... with all due respect to her.. she did a good job... thanks sis for dropping by.
one of my favorite area when im in manila. spacious and by night i like those lights.
What fabulous night shots.
Like your new blog design too - very vibrant.
Fantastic series of night shots at CPP! I would love to visit there and photograph if I have a chance!
Thanks for sharing and commenting on my entry.
Have a wonderful day.
Such a great Cultural facility for your Country's arts, and it looks sensational at night with all the lovely lights.
I enjoyed your lovely music too.
Superb night shots. Mine never come out so well.
just beautiful and u are so good taking nigh shots.congrats
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