Intramuros. The famous 16th Century Spanish Fort, one of the many structures Manila is known for. (more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intramuros).
I have been to the walled city a few times in the past, though it isn’t of those destinations I frequent. Or at least not something I bothered to really appreciate before. Together with some friends, I used to play night golf there. I also used to help out a retreat there around 4 or 5 times. Went visited the Cathedral every now and then. But I never got the chance to really walk around, let alone take pictures. A friend of mine, Ralph Sarmiento, volunteered to take me on an informal walking tour of Intramuros and take a few pictures. One of these I’ll take one of those formal walking tours.
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We started early. I passed by for Ralph at around 7:00am. In around half an hour we were in the walled city. One advantage to being early… parking. We than began to walk around
A view with the aging Manila Hotel in the background
This is the area near the Pamantasan Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM). Here and there you would find some students “studying” on the walls.
If they were actually studying is another matter.
The golf course (as seen from the wall) with some early morning golfers.
The famous Manila City Hall Clock Tower
A more current relic…
Walking around the wall, we decided to head towards Manila Cathedral
The Manila Cathedral
By around 9:00am, it was now time to head back to Quezon City.