I love looking, reading and finding out about old Manila photos, old Philippine churches, photos of our ancestors or just about anything related to the old Philippines.
Looking at the old faces of our ancestors, I try to picture how they lead their lives and what their personal stories are based from what I can see and it's not that difficult, really.
Manila, Manila, Manila. You were such a darling city of the orient once upon a time.
All photos courtesy of Mr. John Tewell. See more of old Philippine photos from his collection site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johntewell/sets/72157617770699569/
Binondo Church, date unknown
Escolta Street, Manila, Philippines, Picture in Leslies's Weekly, New York, USA, Janurary 27, 1900
Old photo of Fort Santiago Gate. The main gate in the middle is what remains now of the original foundation.
Aerial view of Manila Bay circa 1932
Aerial view of Old Manila. You can clearly see the building of the National Post Office.
San Beda College circa 1945
Old photo Tondo Church
A boy riding a carabao. I really like this photo :)
Banaue Rice Terraces circa 1946. Note how they named it Igorot Rice Terraces, probably after Banaue natives.
Jones Bridge, National Post Office Building circa 1920s
University of the Philippines Manila circa 1945, damaged by the war
Baguio Cathedral circa 1945