Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Binondo Church, Chinatown, Manila, 1902

What a wonderful gem of a photograph I found over at Flickr!


Below is a photo of the Pasig River from the same set: Each photo was scanned from the original glass plate negative, the quality of the snaps are amazing. Even more precious are the grandfather's diary entries during his stay in the Philippines on December 02-12, 1902. It's always nice to read about Old Manila, even more so from a visiting traveler's perspective. The entries are on the Binondo Church photo's comments page here, they're really worth reading.


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7 comments:

Mr Whattaworld said...

WOW...

Excellent snaps!!! :) I love it...

Dea said...

Nice Marvs, no? I can't get over the diary entries.

Golden said...

Hi there! Thanks for dropping me a comment.

Those pics are really a treasure! Hays, if only we can bring back the old grandeur of Manila.

Liza! said...

wow.. precious photos indeed. :-)

Frances said...

I love the old photos! Lalo na since I just did a ferry cruise on the Pasig and I saw old pics right after and sobrang ganda ng Pasig dati! That's why I donate to Piso Para Sa Pasig every morning! =D

cabyness said...

Oh wow great old pics. Thanks for sharing. FOllowing you now :)

joycelising said...

Old photos shows us how beautiful that church. Binondo Church is a dream wedding church for couples.