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Old Manila and the Spanish Empire

Old Manila was a mediaeval walled city, built by Spanish colonialists in the late 1500s. Up until the early 1900s, it was a beautiful place of baroque cathedrals and ornate villas, reminiscent of towns in New Spain (today’s Mexico), from which it was ruled. ¬† 222 more words

History

Raffaele... Bay Leaf hotel

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.
-John Ruskin-

Raffaele – Our Premise on Pizza…

I discovered Raffaele while browsing for places that used the color violet for their interiors. 718 more words

Happy Tummy

A Sunday Afternoon in Manila

There’s more to Manila than its monstrous malls and its faddish crazes. Although there is much to be desired from our heritage sites, they are still there – needing both badly needed maintenance and visitors. 701 more words

CULTURA

Dusk By The Terrace

Filipiniana, old Manila house, terrace… That was my theme for this painting. Because of our humid climate, old Manila houses architectures used to have high ceilings and lots of open passages and windows. 23 more words

Marechnj

Old Manila

Nap is a history buff. I, on the other hand, am a self-proclaimed old soul with a toddler’s attention span when it comes to history. Nap definitely displayed his knack for history and story-telling with an eager-like-a-beaver me. 88 more words

Nature, History, Peoples

Must-read: "Manila: A Memoir of Love and Loss"

Last Saturday, before hearing the evening anticipated Mass, my dear friend Mika sent me an SMS that went “Oye, vas a asistir a la Misa? Tengo EL LIBRO.” 202 more words

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