Friday, August 21, 2009

Once Mighty Intramuros

Behind these walls lies a golden past. A city of the elite - the premiere place of Asia once stood there almost three-quarters of a century ago. But then again, war took its toll on this place and turn it to ruins - it has never recovered since. Almost everything but the Walls were destroyed during the War. And walking in Intramuros now will remind you of the past, although almost every structures there were mere duplications of what they used to be. Still, this place represents the heart of Manila - chaotic, reviving and struggling.


All But Walls and Columns Remain



The Metropolitan Church



Statue, Fountain and a Hotel



Link of Chains



A View of the Manila City Hall



Puts and Greens



New Facade


I heart Manila. Do you?

29 comments:

  1. My personal memories of Intramuros are totally gone. Without bloggers like you who features it, I would be lost. I really would like to visit this again someday.

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  2. My personal memories of Intramuros are totally gone. Without bloggers like you who features it, I would be lost. I really would like to visit this again someday.

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  3. i like them so much... hehehe
    tagal ko na ren hindi nakakapunta sa manila... haiz...

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  4. one should really explore intramuros. everytime i have friends or visitors from another country, i always recommend intramuros.

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  5. i heart Manila, too.:P

    Intramuros should be conserved for future generations. every square foot of this place holds historical interest we all should learn from. good thing there are restoration efforts to preserve Intramuros. this place needs our support.

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  6. I love how you make all your photos so personal!

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  7. i don't know why but it's the chain pic that caught my interest...

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  8. Imagine if there was no World War II that destroyed most of the structures inside the Intramuros! But as it is, it's still a great place for us to learn a lot about Philippine history.

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  9. Lovely post on the historical building. I like the photo of the chain.

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  10. SUPER!

    Whan I was in college, lagi kameng umaakyat jan sa walls. Sarap tumambay. Ingat lang malapit sa golf course, lagi may mga bola.

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  11. never been to intranuros. parang tuloy hindi ako pinoy, makapaxal nga minsan.. hehe..

    paborito ang larawan ng tanikala! ang galing mo kuya *thumbs up*

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  12. Hi Norman!
    Wondeful pictures, excellent post!! When I was there it was after a typhoon, not so nice...

    Blogtrotter is leaving Iceland, but before departing it shows you the incredible Blue Lagoon. Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!

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  13. Naks naman...

    Hello Kuya Norman!


    Lagi ako dito kasi malapit lang ang school namin dito...

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  14. 1st time po napadaan dito..can we exchange links???

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  15. Intramuros is really nice. An officemate went there recently. Ganda daw, kaya lang she got the impression that the government isn't spending much for its maintenance. Sayang naman.

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  16. no doubt
    manila's awesome

    noong gradesschool si raft3r
    every year may field trip kami sa intramuros
    hehe

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  17. I really wanna visit Luzon na, and get to visit this too.

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  18. It is indeed a nice place... your pictures are almost nicer than reality ;-)

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  19. gusto ko yung shot mo sa chain at sa manila city hall... ganda!

    may bago pala ako blog, padagdag naman po sa blogroll mo. salamat po ng madami :D

    Lalaine
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  20. It has been years since I last set foot on the place. A real place to learn history.

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  21. It has been years since I last set foot on the place. A real place to learn history.

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  22. man, it has been ages since I last visited Intramurous. I bet it has changed now but the memories still linger :)

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  23. Nice photos. Ang ganda pala ng Manila City Hall from the vantage view of Intramuros...

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  24. Hi I'm J."Pepe" Villanueva Cabrera. My photoblog's name is La Fotografia de Pepe.

    In "a Fountain, a Statue and a Hotel" isn't that the Palacio del Governador? Is it a hotel now? before it houses the Department of Education.

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  25. Hi I'm J."Pepe" Villanueva Cabrera. My photoblog's name is La Fotografia de Pepe.

    In "a Fountain, a Statue and a Hotel" isn't that the Palacio del Governador? Is it a hotel now? before it houses the Department of Education.

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  26. Hi I'm J."Pepe" Villanueva Cabrera. My photoblog's name is La Fotografia de Pepe.

    In "a Fountain, a Statue and a Hotel" isn't that the Palacio del Governador? Is it a hotel now? before it houses the Department of Education.

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  27. our school's favorite spot for educational trip. it will bring u back to History.

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