Monday, February 26, 2007


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posted by Señor Enrique at 8:06 AM


Blogger carlotta said...

i loooooooooove your pictures,, makes me think of the olden times. and i especially like the 6th one, where the sunlight is reflected on the surface of the river. ^^

what's up in the fourth pic? is that like the station for the calesas?

February 26, 2007 9:47 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Carla!

Both pictures you picked out were taken from the northwest bank of the bridge, though on different days.

I, too, was very much suprised to have seen so many calesas that day parked on that side of the street -- a sight I've never seen before. This part of the bridge also happens to be a favorite spot for kids who enjoy taking a dip at the Pasig River, especially during the hot days.

February 26, 2007 9:59 AM  

Anonymous rhodora said...

Wow! Ang galing! Eric, idol na talaga kita! Hahaha!

Beautiful pictures! And in B & W! I'm speechless!

February 26, 2007 10:05 AM  

Anonymous LAR said...

Pictures in black and white are one of a kind, especially when it comes to places around Manila! Great shots, as always! :)

February 26, 2007 10:41 AM  

Blogger christine said...

Beautiful, as usual! I was recently afforded a new perspective of Jones Bridge during a Binondo tour with Carlos Celdran. It was nice seeing the post office from across the river like that. And actually going under Jones bridge for the first time ever. :)

February 26, 2007 11:59 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Sobra naman ang accolade na yan, Rhoda, hehehe! Kahiya! But Very much appreciated, especially coming from you kasi you were once an editor and now a photo entusiast, too :)

February 26, 2007 12:59 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Lar. I have yet many more subjects to photograph within Manila alone, but I think I will allocate the weekends for doing so.

February 26, 2007 1:00 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi Christine! When I took the North Bank tour with Carlos, it was so sunny and hot out that he probably thought it was best not to take us to the other side of the bridge. We wend to the museum at the Calvo Building and led us on the shady side of the street.

February 26, 2007 1:02 PM  

Blogger Bugsy said...

Eric, this is nostalgic for me. I remember always requesting my lola's driver to "please pass through Jones Bridge" and nagging him about it even if we were going somewhere not near Jones Bridge. :)

February 26, 2007 3:04 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

If these pictures brought a smile to your face, Bugsy, then I had done a good job with this photo essay :)

February 26, 2007 4:02 PM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Very nice crisp b&w pictures, Eric!
Soon you can add the "pro" to your name!

February 26, 2007 8:44 PM  

Blogger basey said...

elow eric,

nice black and white pics...reminds me of that Hotdog song "Manila, Manila i keep coming back to manila"....dumaan lang po at nagparamdam.

February 26, 2007 9:34 PM  

Blogger Kyels said...

I love the BW photos!


The more you show 'em photos, the more you are making me miss my vacation in Pinas last year ...

February 26, 2007 10:00 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Many thanks for your encouragement, Sidney, but I still have quite a way to go :)

February 27, 2007 7:06 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi Basey! Salamat naman sa pagdaan mo. Hope everything is fine with you and that you're enjoying life and work :) Ingat!

February 27, 2007 7:07 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Kyels! I've a feeling you'll be back soon for a visit ... hehehe.

February 27, 2007 7:08 AM  

Blogger Senorito<- Ako said...

Love the First shot and the Calesa shot !

Don't forget to capture the vibrant color of manila as well :)

February 27, 2007 11:46 AM  

Anonymous niceheart said...

Love the shots! Especially the one with line up of tricycles ba yon? Siguro lang dahil miss ko nang sumakay sa tricycle. :)

February 27, 2007 1:02 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, S.A.!

Wait for the upcoming entry -- in vibrant color -- promise!

February 27, 2007 2:57 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Irene! Maybe the old country is beckoning you to come home for a quick visit, eh?

February 27, 2007 2:58 PM  

Blogger Kyels said...

I'm coming back again this year; hopefully with one condition --- if everything goes well!

I'm excited, I know it's far too early, di ba?

February 27, 2007 11:36 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I've a feeling you'll do well, Kyels, and will be back for another fun-filled vacation in Pinas!

February 28, 2007 4:46 AM  

Blogger Maryanne Moll said...

Hello, fellow Philmugger! I've just linked you.You're blog is really fabulous!

March 02, 2007 4:53 PM  

Blogger Maryanne Moll said...

Hello, fellow Philmugger! I've just linked you. Your blog is really fabulous!

March 02, 2007 8:32 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi Maryanne! Just visited your site. You work with Dominique James? Wow! I am honored :)

I had bookmarked your site and will now become a regular visitor :)

I should mention to Sidney about it also. He loves books and fine reads!

Many thanks, Maryanne!

March 02, 2007 10:04 PM  

Blogger Maryanne Moll said...

Ahehe. Slip of the grammar. Ergo, two posts. I'm so O.C. about these things. :)

Forwarded your blog address too to Carlos Celdran (

March 02, 2007 10:04 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Carlos and I already know one another, Maryanne ... hehehe! But thanks!

March 02, 2007 10:12 PM  

Anonymous Sonnie said...

Images like these will make us cherish the golden past of our city.

Makes me a proud Pinoy. Thanks for sharing

March 02, 2007 10:17 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, too, for dropping by, Sonnie!

Just visited your site as well and picked up an idea. Yup, fine time to do some spring cleaning and then some :)

March 03, 2007 5:47 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Folks, check out Tito's entry on the liberation of Manila:

A must read, indeed!

March 03, 2007 6:17 AM  

Blogger sheilamarie said...

Hola Eric! Lovely pictures, as always :0)

March 04, 2007 1:19 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi Sheilamarie! How are you? Are you back in Nigeria now? Trust you and the entire family had a wonderful vacation here at home!

March 04, 2007 5:58 PM  

Blogger sheilamarie said...

Hola Eric, yes we are back in Nigria now *sniff!*. hubby had to drag my back to the airplane tho :D

And we indeed had a great time back at home :D we did nothing but make pasyal (hubby with his travel fever!). unfortunately we didn't have time to join the celdran tours. next time around we will.

looking forward to our next vacation!

March 05, 2007 2:30 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Glad to hear you guys had a wonderful vacation! Not to worry, there's still a next time; can't do them all in one shot, as they say :)

I enjoyed looking at all your vacation pics in your site!

March 05, 2007 6:57 PM  

Blogger reyd said...

Again, a very nice photo blog! Thanks

March 06, 2007 2:17 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Glad you like this photo essay, ReyD :)

March 06, 2007 5:57 AM  

Anonymous gracing said...

Hello Senor Enrique

Great photos! Amazing really! I've been a regular reader of yours now (well, since my last Manila visit in Dec06-Jan07. I actually found your blog via Carlos Celdran's (having attended one of his tours!). Your blog is just what I need to feel 'in touch' with Manila - having grown up in San Andres & Malate.

How come my holiday snaps didn't turn out anything like yours?? A trip to Manila isn't complete for me without visiting Quiapo, Divisoria etc..

March 07, 2007 9:20 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi Gracing!

Did you see the feature I did on San Andres? I was there one afternoon during Canon's Shoot & Run event, and my friend and I took the opportunity to venture into San Andres. It was fun!

Why? What happened to your shots? Have you posted any on your site? I'll visit in a bit. Yes ... without Divisoria and Quiapo, a Manila balikbayan trip doesn't seem complete.

Thanks, Gracing :)

March 07, 2007 11:16 AM  

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