Wednesday, May 09, 2012

My Spare Time With Google Map

I believe we all do have free time. Some people say they like the feeling of working a lot and feel bored with free time.  Other people love to have as much free time as they can. So, how do you spend your free time?
In my office, I have a lot of free time. Sometimes it seems I don't spend it, I waste it.... I waste it doing "very important" things.
.... like browsing the internet.... and this time I waste it with Google Map, and I found lots of interesting places.
so, fasten your seat belt and join me on my journey.

Manila City Hall
The Manila City Hall is one of the distinct landmarks in the capital city of Manila. The edifice , with its hexagonal tower with three red-faced clock on three of its facets, received unfavorable reviews in its initial years because of its austere architectural design, lack of entrances and the placement of the clock tower. The building's floor plan had been dismissed as similar in shape to a coffin or, in the other end, like the shield of Knights Templar. (Source: Wikipedia)

Lung Center of the Philippines. (Inset: An edited version that looks much better than the unfinish-look of the building)
 The Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) is a non-stock and non-profit corporation that was established on January 16, 1981 by President Ferdinand Marcos under Presidential Decree No. 1823. It was placed under the administration of the Ministry of Health by President Corazon Aquino on July 29, 1986 under Executive Order No. 34. The purpose of its creation was to provide health care that specifically targets lung and pulmonary disease. It is located in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. (Source: Wikipedia)

A portion of the Trinoma Mall that looks like a circular saw.
TriNoma is located at the EDSA corner North Avenue in Quezon City. Strategically located in "North Triangle", the mall is bound by three major thoroughfares, namely, North Avenue, EDSA and Mindanao Avenue. Located on a 20 hectare parcel of land, TriNoma has a gross leasable area of 195,000 square meters, which includes the mall's major anchor, The Landmark Supermarket and Department Store. (Source: Wikipedia)

Quezon Memorial Circle
The Quezon Memorial Circle is a national park and shrine located in Quezon City, former capital of the Philippines (1948–1976). The park is an ellipse bounded by the Elliptical Road.

University of the Philippines
The University of the Philippines Diliman (commonly referred to as U.P. Diliman, or U.P.D., or informally, Peyups), is a coeducational and public research university located in Quezon City, Philippines. It is the flagship campus, seat of administration, and the fourth oldest constituent university of the University of the Philippines System. (Source: Wikipedia)

Libingan ng mga Bayani
Heroes' Cemetery (Libingan ng mga Bayani) is a national cemetery within Fort Bonifacio (formerly the American Fort William McKinley) in Taguig City, Metro Manila in the Philippines. It was established as a fitting resting place for Filipino military personnel from privates to generals, as well as heroes and martyrs. Among those buried in the cemetery are most of the defenders of Bataan, Corregidor, and other Battlefields by Allied recaptured for the Liberation of the Philippines during World War II. (Source: Wikipedia)

I don't know what they call this place. The road in the upper portion of this pic is Filipinas Drive near Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig City.
Lingayen Gulf. With a wild imagination, you could see a pic like the inset.
The Lingayen Gulf is an extension of the South China Sea on Luzon in the Philippines stretching 56 km (35 mi). It is framed by the provinces of Pangasinan and La Union and sits between the Zambales Mountains and the Cordillera Central. (Source: Wikipedia)

Now you be the judge, Did I just waste my "free time"?


  1. wow, this is cool :)) who would have thought google map can be this fun! galing!

  2. @Gene yeah, its like going on a tour with birds-eye view. thanks for dropping by mate :)

  3. I also had my me-time with google map! But I haven't enjoyed it as much as you do! COOL! :)

  4. Thanks for dropping by. :)

  5. wow :D these are some cool buildings and landmarks :))

  6. NO you didn't waste your time. I liked discovering all of this could buildings and shapes. I specially loved the coffin one and that last of the Gulf in shape of a mother and child.

    I really like checking everything in google maps. And some times I just pretend I'm walking the streets somewhere in the world... And of course it's very helpful to now how the place you are going will be when you get there and helps me not to get lost. Love it, so any time spend there isn't for me a waste of time!

    Regards from Barcelona.

  7. i love google maps. i just wish they also had nautical chart overlays for nearshore waters but i guess they will eventually

  8. amazing blog... i love this post dear.. you gave me additional knowledge about phil... :) btw i'm from Philippines too... :D and ei, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog... xo

  9. thanks for visiting my blog guys.....

    @Jelai, I'm always finding a way to kill boredom. lol

    @Prexus, :)

    @nice, yeah. there's lot more waiting to be explore lah

    @aiketa, cool, nice to have you here

    @line of flight, nautical chart for those who are traveling the sea's?

    @Shiny_Bliss, :) sounds like it eh. hope you drop by again sometime

  10. for traveling by sea, but also just for the soundings that are nearshore. that's the most accessible part of the ocean.

  11. lol.... ayos to ah.... dapat sinama mo ako bes

  12. I love the way how each and every city is at a mouse's click away with the google map at our disposal!