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Daily Prompt: Places

Daily Prompt: Places: Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely?

The Forever Historical Hispanic Beauty of Intramuros, Manila (the city within the city)!

Intramuros or literally means “within walls” is a city in Manila surrounded with thick brick walls built by the Spaniards during their era in the country.  The walls were built to protect the Spanish Governor-General, its administration and the whole city as well from any possible invasion for they all thought that the city would be forever a Spanish colony therefore they had it as the center of the Philippine-Spanish government.  The walls were never destroyed yet served as remains and attraction of the historical city within a city.  For further details, just click on each picture.



Posted by on March 3, 2013 in Daily Prompt


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

OrtigasWELCOME TO ORTIGAS PASIG CENTER — the second home that welcomed me the time I departed from Makati, the industrial capital of the Philippines.  Here is where I was given a second chance, a second time, a second attempt, a second move to continue what I have started.  Here is where I once again dreamed and relived.  Here is where opportunities opened up for me.  When life hits me down the cracks in Ayala, I run here in Ortigas and it’s always been my routine ever since.

THIS IS QUITE SIMILAR to Ayala Avenue for this place is full of life with big-time cars and high buildings.  It’s just that traffic is less here for mostly private vehicles and just some cabs and public mini van utilities are allowed to pass through unlike in Ayala where all kinds of buses and jeepneys are allowed for it’s really the city’s main access road from and to other cities in the whole Metro Manila.

THE LAST TIME I’VE VISITED the place was last month when Team Makati visited Team Ortigas for a lunch out get-together.  It was fun and I was with my whole team.  I may be visiting the place again some time next week and I’m looking forward to that.


Posted by on February 23, 2013 in Weekly Photo Challenge


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