Saturday, January 17, 2009
Rediscovering Old Manila thru the eyes of an amateur photographer
Quiapo... we parked on C PALANCA ... ( i think thats Carriedo or Echague )... and started to walk.... ... going thru R. HIDALGO ( had to stop here to look for a tripod for me).... slowly..inching our way thru the thick saturday morning crowd towards the Quiapo church...we passed lines of vendors selling almost everything... from DVDs, sunglasses, fruits, dried fish and vegetables. As we got to the Quiapo plaza.. I entered the church to take some shots but a guard came and said.. 'MAM, no pikchurs sa loob!" ... When I left the church I saw Iggy sitting on a stool... with .. a MANGHUHULA.... and... HE TELLS me... he doesnt believe in them.... We were not able to go to the Sta Cruz church... or drive thru ESCOLTA where the old theaters (Lyric and Capitol) stood... neither were we able to go to the BINONDO area... to take shots of the Binondo church... probably that will be on another adventure in this side of town..