MANILA, Philippines - Love is more fun in Metro Manila.
With around 3 blocks of cheap, fresh flowers cared for by friendly vendors at Dangwa, Valentine's Day in Metro Manila seems to be a year-long season with love’s sweet aroma permeating the heart of the city.
Here are photos from the eve of February 14 showing that Dangwa is a haven for thoughtful expressions at any time of the year. - Rappler.com
FLOWER STREET. Roses, Tulips, Mums and a lot more are sold at Dangwa. All photos by Ephraim Bongcaras
A TRIKE FULL OF FLOWERS. Surrounded by main roads, the depot is transport-easy — especially with the type of shopping that takes place
SINGLE-STEM OR BOUQUET? Vendors are the customer’s partners in arranging their ideal gifts
DRIVE-THROUGH. On-the-go transactions are welcome
COUNTING PROFIT. Roses are 5 times cheaper on regular days
PRESENTATION MATTERS. Get choice flowers in classy arrangements
PERSONALIZE. One-stop street to decorate presents when on a budget
BUNDLE OF CUDDLES. The market is all about sweet thoughts, and flowers are not the only gifts that come to mind
BLOOMING HEART. Shops get creative with romantic suggestions
NOT YOUR AVERAGE STREET MARKET. It’s also a spot for other commerce: an agent endorses free samples of new contraceptives to pedestrians
MANY OPTIONS. There are makeshift stalls, warehouses, and a chain of suppliers