Thursday, October 12, 2006


posted by Señor Enrique at 5:31 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Why though?

October 13, 2006 12:14 AM  

Blogger Senorito<- Ako said...

the tractor looked like a tonka toy. :)

October 13, 2006 9:15 AM  

Blogger ladybug said...

Does this mean it's being demolished??? Too bad...

October 13, 2006 2:41 PM  

Blogger Sidney said...


If you have time and interest you should visit the San Nicolas district (not so far from Binondo). Madrid Street & Lavezares Street. They have WONDERFUL houses there (alas in a very bad state)
A lot are probably waiting for the demolition crews to arrive. I will post a short entry about it in Pinoy travel blog this weekend.
It would probably need a lot of money to renovate those houses but my heart bleeds when I think they will probably all dissapear in the next ten years.

October 13, 2006 8:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just bad that the government doesn't seem interested in preserving buildings that have some significance to the city's history.

October 15, 2006 2:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

shameful, pitiful thing to happen to landmarks. i remember seeing that excavation on my self-tour. i fear for some of the other buildings in binondo which are in the state of decay and derelict. if i had the money, i would at least buy one and restore it. what they should demolish are those shanties lining up everywhere especially on the esteros which could have been a bit like thailand's klongs. shame, shame, shame.

is there any organization that lobbies to preserve landmarks?

October 16, 2006 5:25 AM  

Blogger ronnie said...

I am always excited whenever i see advertisement billboards of new developments especially on the nooks and crannies of Extramuros. I am for the development of the decaying city of the old Manila but converting it into a kitsch "new Manila" doesn't improve the sense of place we're living in. I wish the City Planner has a much better plan on our beloved Maynila.

Another place that is slowly "decaying" is Baguio. I will post a short entry of this on my spot.

November 12, 2006 11:04 PM  

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