My Manila Photowalk
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July 12th, 2010 – by: aiana_01
Manila is a melting pot of all cultures that molded the Philippines. Our country has been under the Spanish regime for 300 years and they left quite a remarkable treasure in our architecture.
Intramuros was build by the Spaniards to protect the city from invaders. Intramuros literally means "within the walls". The entire place is surrounded by walls and moats. Intramuros is still a must place to go visit when in Manila.
Around the area, you can see the Manila City hall. The unmistakable clock tower makes it one of Manila's landmark. Opened in 1939, Manila City hall still houses the local government officials of Metro Manila.
Found at the vicinity is the building of the Philippine Postal Services or PHILPOST. Built in 1926 by a filipino architect named Juan Marcos de Guzman Arellano (which apparently is a relative of mine i guess, hehe). The building is built in neoclassical architecture which never fails to amaze me all the time. The pillars are breathtaking and I just love walking at the park in front of the building.
Manila never ceases to make me fall in love with it again and again. :)
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