Travel: Binondo, Manila (Through My Lens)

14 September 2010


Travel: Binondo, Manila (Through My Lens)


Binondo is an enclave in Manila primarily populated by Chinese immigrants who have decided to live in the Philippines.


“Prior to Makati, Binondo was the main center for business and finance in Manila for the Chinese, Chinese mestizos and Spanish Filipinos. Before World War II there was a bustling banking and financial community which included insurance companies, commercial banks and other financial institutions from Britain and the United States.” — wikipedia


Binondo was also the birthplace of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, a mestizo de sangley who would later become the First Filipino Saint.


UP Photography Class Batch 25 has been putting off its 2nd photowalk since March 2010. Six months after, the Binondo walk finally pushed through. Photowalk was open to UP Photography Batch 25 and friends.


Binondo Church (formal name: Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz)
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Saying a Prayer or Two
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forgotten offerings outside the church
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sitting beggar’s view
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Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz
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Chinese merchants have their own volunteer fire brigades
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Tasty Dumplings
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Calesas still continue to be one of the major means to go from one place to another around Binondo
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Famous Ongpin and Juan Luna streets
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Real Life Binondo
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Fave place to shoot
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Last Shot Before Heading Home (blurring out background for privacy purposes)
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Binondo at dusk

Ahhh. Beautiful. Just Beautiful.

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