Friday, August 14, 2009

Downtown Gen San

Downtown General Santos' main streets are wide and cemented. Underneath the concrete sidewalks are drainage pipes. Buildings along the avenue are either concrete or wood-based. Unlike a typical urban city, there are no canopies in Gen San because there are no trees. Absolutely no trees! From what I gathered, trees were either uprooted to pave way for roads and drainage or cut-off because they obstruct wires and edifices. While relatively a clean city, the landscape is glaring and blinding. No traces of green, no brown barks, no decaying leaves. I dread Manila if this is the vision MMDA is leading us to -a livable but cold city with no breathing trees to obstruct progress.
Composed at the plane, posted at Centennial Terminal in Manila while waiting for baggage

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