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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite



I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Buildings in Escolta st. - Feast of the Black Nazarene 2015 part 3

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My tummy starts to crumble because its past lunch time. I walked down to Escolta st. as my short cut going to Binondo st. Walking in Escolta is like a travel to the past. Old buildings with designs that dated 1920-30s. Some buildings are controversial like the El Hogar building that was scheduled to be demolished but now its on hold because many people are against it because the art designs and the building is a heritage structure that needs to be preserved.
I also heard that the entire Escolta st. is now being sold… omg. I hope its not true
here in my post, I like to feature some of the awesome vintage building designs that erected even before the world war 2. and yeah..they survived the war and they are the witness to the past of Old Manila.


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Side view of Don Roman Santos Building….also called BPI


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Sta. Cruz building


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First United Building



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Regina Building

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Homeless guy sleeps infront of an abandoned building with a wrapped around “Welcome to Escolta” banner tarp


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Natividad Building
impressive ha… some of the buildings are newly painted
just in time for the feast

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And here’s the City College Institute building that was on fire few days ago
I’m glad that its an abandon building before it was on fire.
But..sayang yung building. and this is scheduled for demolition
hmm sinadya kaya yung sunog?
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One last look…




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The UFO shaped building…. The Commercial Bank & Trust Company Building

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My view to the other side which is Ongpin

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Devotees..so tired

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Jones Bridge

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Now I started to be really hungry when I saw this Savory sign hahahah

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Spotted a media man waiting for the arrival of the Black Nazarene


The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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