The other side of Manila!

Dan Brown, a renowned author once dubbed Manila as “gates of hell” in his new book – Inferno. Well, that’s his opinion.

I must admit, Manila has its own fair share of imperfections. It may not have been the best city however, dubbing it as gates of hell is inappropriate. Manila has its own characteristics, it is a dynamic and vibrant city. Despite all of the negative remarks, you could still find refuge within the city.

Here’s a glimpse of the other side of Manila!

Lawton, City of Manila
Lawton, City of Manila – on a normal traffic condition
Binondo Church was founded by Dominican priests in 1596 to convert the Chinese to Christianity.
Binondo Church was founded by Dominican priests in 1596 to convert the Chinese to Christianity.
Only in the Philippines! Manila has the largest concentration of Jeepney's in the country.
Only in the Philippines! Manila has the largest concentration of Jeepney’s in the country.
Rizal Park (Luneta) is a famous landmark in Manila
Rizal Park (Luneta) is a famous landmark in Manila
Rizal Park on a weekend
Rizal Park on a weekend
Luneta, City of Manila
Luneta, City of Manila
View across Luneta
View across Luneta
Manila on one fine sunny day!
Manila on one fine sunny day!
Artwork on the street of Manila
Artwork on the street of Manila
Roxas Blvd - runs along the shores of Manila bay, well known for its sunsets and stretch of coconut trees.
Roxas Blvd – runs along the shores of Manila bay, well known for its sunsets and stretch of coconut trees.
Manila Skyscrapers
Manila Skyscrapers
A bright and clear skyline of Manila
A bright and clear skyline of Manila
Malate Church
Malate Church
Sunset at Manila Bay
Sunset at Manila Bay
Sunset, from a different angle
Sunset, from a different angle
View of Manila Skyline from Harbor Square at daytime
View of Manila Skyline from Harbor Square at daytime
Manila, during the night
Manila, during the night

Is this the Manila he’s been talking about? I guess not.

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11 thoughts on “The other side of Manila!”

  1. Beautiful pictures of Manila. That one of Roxas Bvld reminds me of the time I had to walk the entire length of it – Sofitel to Intramuros. There was a big race on and my taxi was just stuck in so much traffic, but I needed to get to the Bureau of Immigration. So I walked it in my work clothes. Soooo hot!

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  2. I think Dan Brown is confused too. If he thinks that is the gates of hell, then it is obvious that he has never visited Detroit MI in the United States. But if Detroit was viewed and photographed by you, than it would not look like the gates of hell either. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.

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