Wednesday, January 02, 2008

divisoria


Yep your eyes are not deceiving you, this is divisoria and that is the Tutuban Cluster Mall building you're seeing but it is empty (well not really empty but this place is usually crowded everyday). Photo taken yesterday when most people are still asleep after welcoming the new year and most malls are closed. New Year morning is the best time to roam the metropolis since i'll have the road all by myself, and mind you this is the only day and time you'll find this place empty.

I cant justify the diversity and color of Divisoria in this post but to those who doenst know yet, Divisoria or as what pinoys fondly call "Divi" is a big market place where you can find almost everything you'll ever need where the prices are lower (you can even haggle for the price). It is always bustling with activity and is easy to get lost here if you dont know your way around. Divisoria is best known for textile (at Juan Luna St.), fruit market (what they call "bagsakan" at Sto. Cristo), vegetables (at Asuncion), among other things. Divisoria is also a haven for wholesaler, recently malls have sprouted in the area such as the popular 168 Mall, Divisoria Mall, etc.

17 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

It looks massive. And the action is under the tent. That's neat. I like the photo too.

I would like to thank you for your visits and comments on my blog in 2007. And I would like to wish you and your friends and family and very healthy and prosperous 2008.

narissa said...

it looks nice without the cluster of people. :-)

Olivier said...

il est agréable de se promener dans une ville vide, on a l'impression d'être le maitre du monde ;o) et pour faire des photos c'est très sympathique.

It is nice to walk through an empty city, the impression of being the master of the world ;o), and for making photos is very nice ..

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Wonderful photo! Very interesting. I have nothing to compare it to so was surprised when you said it was empty.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

marley said...

Cool market! Loved your choice for photo of the year yesterday, I think it could be my favourite from all I saw! Happy new year too!

Clueless in boston said...

It does look massive. I hope you can post some other pictures of the "Divi" sometime in the future.

bertN said...

Is this near the old Tutuban train station?

pusa said...

yes it is bertn =)

Isadora said...

An interesting building - looks a great deal more structured/dense than the malls I'm used to seeing.

elay said...

wow..favorite place to shop ko ito..especially sa 168 =) you can find stuffs here at much lower prices than those that you'll find in hongkong stores like the lady's market..

i haven't been there for the christmas season though..i hate crowds kasi...but in these places, ano nga ba naman ang i-expect mo di ba..during the holidays nga lang kasi nag-do-double ang number ng shoppers..so i try to avoid them.

ro_pumpkin said...

wishing you all the best for 2008 and a happy new year ! thanks for your great pictures and all the details , it's so nice to discover manila with your help .

la carlotta said...

nakakapanibago sa tingin ang tutuban ah! =)

Ambo said...

u mean anjan ka nung araw na mga yan! ang gala mo talaga hahahaha

Anonymous said...

Oh!you're lucky! "DIVI"is never been empty...always crowded!especially at night "bagsakan time"meaning time for delivery of goods..so jan ka lalo makakabili ng mura..that is the perfect time to shop kung me retail store ka ng vegies...(vegetables)thanks for the photo..........I MISS DIVI!!

don said...

first, id like to let u know that the pix you post are all great! then i also wanna to thank you for doing all of these...u have no idea how much these photos mean to some people like me...sobrang HOMESICK na naman ako! oh, well, hope to be back in manila soon...

jesa said...

alam nyo ba yung exact location kung saan ang bagsakan ng mga wholesale clothing items for tiangge?.. thanks

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