Liv­ing art spa­ces

Al­most any­where you turn, no mat­ter the time of day, there’s some­thing to catch your in­ter­est, even spark ideas.

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9 am: Rush hour speed-walk

On the way to the of­fice, pass through the many be­mu­raled un­der­passes along Ayala Av­enue, each tun­nel cov­ered in fan­tas­tic, sym­bolic works by some of our finest lo­cal artists. If you have a cou­ple of min­utes to spare, iden­tify as many street art tags as you can too.

12:45 pm: Post-lunch breather

Whether you’ve brown-bagged your mid-day meal or dined in any of Green­belt’s eat­ing hotspots, feel more set­tled be­fore head­ing back to the of­fice by strolling through Green­belt Park, where the land­scaped fo­liage serves as a back­drop to Impy Pi­lapil’s wire in­stal­la­tions.

3 pm: Coffee run

Give your eyes a break from the white-hot glare of the com­puter screen. Have your jolt of caf­feine at the Wash­ing­ton SyCip Park in Legazpi Vil­lage or the Jaime Ve­lasquez Park in Sal­cedo Vil­lage and let your gaze travel over the open spa­ces’ life-sized in­stal­la­tions.

5 pm: Post-work wind down

In­stead of join­ing the mad rush to get home, wait out traf­fic in the calm, hushed en­vi­ron­ment of a mu­seum. Al­most book­end­ing the stretch of Ayala Av­enue are two world-class art spa­ces—the Ayala Mu­seum and the Yuchengco Mu­seum— each hous­ing per­ma­nent col­lec­tions of clas­sic pieces and cu­rated show­cases of con­tem­po­rary works.

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