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

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A view with the aging Manila Hotel in the background

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This is the area near the Pamantasan Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM). Here and there you would find some students “studying” on the walls.

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If they were actually studying is another matter.

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The golf course (as seen from the wall) with some early morning golfers.

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The famous Manila City Hall Clock Tower

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A more current relic…

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Walking around the wall, we decided to head towards Manila Cathedral

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The Manila Cathedral

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Kalesas everywhere…

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By around 9:00am, it was now time to head back to Quezon City.

 

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