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posted by Señor Enrique at 10:52 AM


Anonymous bertN said...

It is good to know that calesas are still around picking up non-tourist riders. My grandma preferred to ride them on short trips. They used to be called "King of the road" in the old days.

June 29, 2008 12:35 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Indeed, the calesas are still around, bertN. I try to ride one whenever possible. Love 'em!

June 29, 2008 6:48 AM  

Anonymous Traveler on Foot said...

Senor Enrique, I was in Sta. Cruz last Friday. We could have bumped into each other without us knowing.

I was there to take pictures of calesas for my Friday write-up.

What I like about Sta. Cruz is the old feel. I remember when I was a child when my entire family would go to Sta. Cruz Church to hear the first mass for Sunday. We live in QC but my parents had this fondness on going to churches outside our parish.

June 29, 2008 9:36 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Yes, Traveler, we could've run into each other, indeed! I'd better check out your Friday write-up :)

By the way, I was born and grew up in the Sta. Cruz district of Manila but closer to Espiritu Santo Church than the downtown area.

June 29, 2008 4:10 PM  

Blogger the donG said...

taga dyan ka ba? halos yata ng picture mo dyan na.

June 29, 2008 5:26 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hindi, donG, but would love to. Madalas lang kasi ako dumadaan dito sa Sta. Cruz kaya I take pictures of the street scenes whenever possible :)

June 29, 2008 6:24 PM  

Blogger Heidi said...

I lived in Santa Cruz when I was a kid. My family left in 1968, so I really enjoy looking at the pictures. Hopefully my planned visit in July comes to fruition and I get to ride a calesa. I'm glad they're still being used! I remember riding in one as a kid.

June 30, 2008 12:31 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

You've been away a long time, Heidi, better bring along a guide with you because Manila has changed so much since then.

Unfortunately, some of the street names had also been changed which may only add to your confusion.

But other than that, even without the once glamorous Avenida Rizal, Santa Cruz, especially its church, should remain to be a good place to visit.

June 30, 2008 6:33 AM  

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