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Doc Alan
9th March 2012, 20:30
Thanks to a gift of a slide scanner for my birthday, and " Photobucket " recommended by Steve.r , I can now upload photos from my first visits to Philippines in 1978. Please comment if you're interested, and correct me if I'm wrong.
First off, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, on reclaimed land to the seaward side of Roxas Boulevard, and established by President Marcos in 1966.http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-09_39.jpghttp://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-09_37.jpg
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Doc Alan
9th March 2012, 20:36
Next, Manila Bay and Roxas Boulevard.
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-09_35.jpghttp://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-09_34.jpgRoxas Boulevard ( formerly Dewey Boulevard ) was named in the 1960's to honour the 5th President ( Manuel Roxas )

raynaputi
9th March 2012, 20:56
nice photos Doc Alan! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
9th March 2012, 20:58
The reason I first visited Philippines :
University Santo Tomas, premiere Catholic Medical School ( first medical students admitted over 100 years previously, founded 1611 ).http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-09_32.jpghttp://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-09_31.jpg

Steve.r
9th March 2012, 20:59
Brilliant Alan, that worked a treat, they look like postcards. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

The last photo looks like a really stormy day.

Glad it all worked ok, I expect you are busily scanning away now :) Keep them coming :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
9th March 2012, 21:01
Glad it all worked ok, I expect you are busily scanning away now :) Keep them coming :xxgrinning--00xx3:
I am, Steve, thanks :xxgrinning--00xx3:

raynaputi
9th March 2012, 21:07
Our house in Manila is just walking distance from UST..:D my grandma is currently confined there for almost 2 weeks now coz of a hip fracture..but she just had an operation yesterday and my mum said she's doing better now :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
9th March 2012, 21:08
Last of the medical photos ! Philippines General Hospital, now trains 160 medical students annually for University of Philippines, in addition to treating patients and doing research. 1http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-09_25.jpg

Doc Alan
9th March 2012, 21:09
Pasig River.
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Doc Alan
9th March 2012, 21:11
Makati.
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Harrison Plaza, first shopping mall, in Malate.

Doc Alan
9th March 2012, 21:18
Please identify this church !
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-09_20.jpg

Doc Alan
9th March 2012, 21:20
It's more fun in the Philippines ! A market near Quiapo Church.
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Doc Alan
9th March 2012, 21:23
Rizal Park.
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stevie c
9th March 2012, 21:27
Thanks for posting Doc

Quite a bit different from when i first started going to the phils in 1993 :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
9th March 2012, 21:28
Various street scenes, including Quiapo Church.
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Dedworth
9th March 2012, 22:22
:xxgrinning--00xx3: Great pics with a suave young fella in a couple of them

Doc Alan
9th March 2012, 22:46
Our house in Manila is just walking distance from UST..:D my grandma is currently confined there for almost 2 weeks now coz of a hip fracture..but she just had an operation yesterday and my mum said she's doing better now :xxgrinning--00xx3:
Thanks Rayna, and I'm glad your lola is recovering :xxgrinning--00xx3:.

Doc Alan
9th March 2012, 22:48
:xxgrinning--00xx3: Great pics with a suave young fella in a couple of them
Thanks Ded :xxgrinning--00xx3:
Not a hint of grey hair, and ribs showing - almost malnourished !:icon_lol:

stevewool
9th March 2012, 22:50
It's more fun in the Philippines !
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-09_18.jpg

clint eastwood look alike:xxgrinning--00xx3:

tanga
10th March 2012, 00:56
Doc,
Fantastic photos and very nostalgic. Please post more
I thought at first the church in #11 was San Sebastian church in Recto near Quiapo
but I will research further

Marie
10th March 2012, 03:19
wow!!!!is this you Doc Alan...nice photos...are you still here in Manila?

Terpe
10th March 2012, 09:00
Please identify this church !
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-09_20.jpg

Central United Methodist Church Kalaw Street, Ermita

The first Protestant church in the Philippines.

Doc Alan
10th March 2012, 09:06
Central United Methodist Church Kalaw Street, Ermita

The first Protestant church in the Philippines.
Thanks so much Terpe :). The original slides ( transparencies ) have been carefully preserved for all these years ( like me :icon_lol: ) but this is one I forgot to label.

Doc Alan
10th March 2012, 09:19
Thanks Stevewool - Clint Eastwood ? Get Steve.r to recommend new glasses :icon_lol:. Tanga - in those pre-digital days I didn't take so many pictures, but as films only had 36 maximum exposures, every picture was carefully composed. The ones I have uploaded here are all original, as you can see, not edited in any way :). Marie - I live in England now. I visited Philippines twice in 1978, while on " loan " to Universiti Malaya ( Kuala Lumpur ) from University of Glasgow ( Scotland ). Visited several hospitals in Manila, and also discovered how friendly and interesting your country is :xxgrinning--00xx3:.

Doc Alan
10th March 2012, 09:32
More street scenes :-
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mickcant
10th March 2012, 10:33
Thanks Doc, there are good memories stored in photos:xxgrinning--00xx3:
I put some old family 8mm films on DVD made good watching again:Cuckoo:
Mick.:)

Vische
10th March 2012, 12:12
This is great i never seen this old photos of CCP and i always take a jogging there after i played tennis, amazing and its grander than now. The water pipes there now is not fully cleaned cause the water on the fountain is color bronze but there still some fish there, i feed them sometimes cause they might die. :NoNo:

Vische
10th March 2012, 12:16
Our house in Manila is just walking distance from UST..:D my grandma is currently confined there for almost 2 weeks now coz of a hip fracture..but she just had an operation yesterday and my mum said she's doing better now :xxgrinning--00xx3:

wow your so near in our place we're along espana near welcome rotonda, i might have seen you, we sometimes walk near UST coz my friends house is just an the entrance of UST ... :Wave: hello neighbor hehe

Vische
10th March 2012, 12:18
wow pasig river is not yet muddy and it seems Manila is a lot greener than now :icon_lol:

Vische
10th March 2012, 12:20
Doc Allan you seem to go all around Manila when you went here, and you are really good looking if i may say :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Vische
10th March 2012, 12:22
These are treasured photos, you can exhibit this, if you been to Ilocos in Marcos Museum there are some pictures way back. Nice pictures :xxgrinning--00xx3:

grahamw48
10th March 2012, 12:41
I see the girls were just as gorgeous back then. :hubbahubba:

stevewool
10th March 2012, 12:45
I see the girls were just as gorgeous back then. :hubbahubba:

indeed:)

tone
10th March 2012, 13:15
Greeeeaaat Pics there!
I can see why your profile says "complicated" haha serious, great pics!

Thanks for posting these up!
Tone

Doc Alan
10th March 2012, 14:35
I see the girls were just as gorgeous back then. :hubbahubba:
There was me trying to get photos of churches and other scenes :icon_lol:. It's quite a thought that those girls must be well over 50 now :).

Doc Alan
10th March 2012, 14:38
Doc Allan you seem to go all around Manila when you went here, and you are really good looking if i may say :xxgrinning--00xx3:
Thanks Vische - you might have meant " were " ... that was 34 years ago :icon_lol:. Do you mean my pictures should be donated to the museum ( or me :doh ) ?
You're correct, Manila was greener then. But I still remember being horrified at the traffic, and congratulating taxi drivers for getting me safely to hospitals and other destinations. Driving in Kuala Lumpur was relatively safe ! I did travel by jeepney - sometimes there was no choice especially during a thunderstorm.

Doc Alan
10th March 2012, 14:45
Greeeeaaat Pics there!
I can see why your profile says "complicated" haha serious, great pics!

Thanks Tone :). The transparencies were each glass-mounted and kept in a filing cabinet. At last technology has caught up, so the images can be preserved on disc after all these years.
I never imagined that one day they would be of interest and I'm grateful to everyone for viewing and commenting :xxgrinning--00xx3:
As for the " complicated " profile, at least my career was single minded :icon_lol:.

Rosie1958
10th March 2012, 16:02
Fantastic photos Doc Alan, very interesting to see how Manila was back in 1970s. I bet your female patients and their relatives were delighted to have such a dashingly handsome doctor :hubbahubba: You also haven't changed that much, can still see it's you! :Hellooo:

Arthur Little
10th March 2012, 17:46
:cwm24: ... who's the handsome young fella standing amidst the trio of beauties outside the Santo Tomas Medical School, I ask myself? :icon_lol:

Great reproductions, Alan ... :iagree: with Steve - they're like coloured picture postcards of the period - a time when the original version of the Volkswagen Beetle reigned supreme. Talking of cars, the traffic - particularly in the Makati Business District - back in 1978 looks very much less congested than it is nowadays. :rolleyes: And I relished seeing the slide featuring the horse~drawn carriage ... evidence of a throwback to a bygone era.

Thanks for sharing these marvellous memoirs. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
10th March 2012, 18:37
Thanks to everyone for viewing and posting :). Three modern views for comparison, and an idea of how times have changed :-
In 1978 population of Philippines was 46 million, with 7 pesos / US dollar ( 14 pesos / GB Pound ).
There had been martial law since 1972, so the incumbent president Ferdinand Marcos ruled by decree. For a visitor like me, it was hard to detect any restrictions, and at first I didn’t realise how much the press was controlled by Marcos and his cronies.
" Ninoy "Aquino ( late father of the current President ) was allowed to take part in elections - from his prison cell. He urged his supporters to run a number of candidates in Metro Manila. His political party, Lakas ng Bayan ("People's Power" / Laban , or " fight " in Tagalog ), would probably have won in an honest election :doh.
In fact Marcos had formed the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (New Society Movement)
winning most votes and 80% of seats ( Laban 10% votes, no seats ) :yikes:.

( UK - 1978 - Louise Brown, the world's first IVF baby, was born. Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident, was murdered by an umbrella with a poison pellet. Bee Gees dominated the charts thanks to their soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever; others being Boney M (Rivers of Babylon), Paul McCartney (Mull of Kintyre), and Kate Bush (Wuthering Heights) ). Philippines, two singers - still around now - were Claire, with “ Sayang “ , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpNUN-a23fo and “Sharon Cuneta with “ Mr DJ “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok2z_zGDsQY .
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/ManilaBay16.jpg
( MOA = Mall of Asia did not exist in 1978 ! )
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2011 view of Makati City and Pasig River.
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With Aegis Band at Zirkoh, Greenhills, San Juan - 2010. Only around since the 90's.

mikey73
10th March 2012, 21:17
great photos doc alan, thank you for sharing them with us

Terpe
10th March 2012, 22:08
It's always fascinating, for me, to see 'city-scapes' of a bygone era.
At my age I'm also able to recall 'then and now' photo's.

It's amazing how quiet the streets of Manila appear back then, although I'm sure it wasn't quite so.

I must say it's great to be able to get photo's digitised. The originals are always prone to deterioration no matter how well looked after.
I'm doing something similar myself with some old family photo's.
Need to learn much more about the capabilitites of Photoshop.

Good luck with your project Alan. Stick at it.

Steve.r
11th March 2012, 00:04
Yes the city shots are very interesting, everything looks so clean and dare I say 'organised' Keep them coming Al. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
11th March 2012, 00:46
Thanks Mickcant, Rosie, Arthur, Mikey, Terpe and Steve.r

I appreciate everyone's encouraging and supportive comments :).

Arthur Little
11th March 2012, 00:53
At my age I'm also able to recall 'then and now' photo's.

:olddude: ... me too !!


I must say it's great to be able to get photo's digitised. The originals are always prone to deterioration no matter how well looked after.

:cwm24: ... AMAZING the "strides" forward there've been in photography since OUR youth, Peter - from the old black & white 'Ilford Film', 'Kodak', and '*Velox' snaps (*invariably taken using a 'Brownie' box camera) ... thru' Polaroid - right up to today's small digital cameras and suchlike.

Arthur Little
11th March 2012, 01:48
Considering - or maybe because - my late first wife, Iris was a professional [Studio] photographer (and her paternal grandfather supposedly patented a type of camera shutter in the last decade of the 19th Century!) I just never really got around to taking it up ... even as a hobby ... to my eternal shame. ;)

That's not to say, I don't take photos when on my travels. :nono-1-1: ... I do! But, for some inexplicable reason, I simply haven't been able to muster up the same amount of enthusiasm for it as the Gordon family. :NoNo:

Vische
11th March 2012, 02:31
Thanks Vische - you might have meant " were " ... that was 34 years ago :icon_lol:. Do you mean my pictures should be donated to the museum ( or me :doh ) ?
You're correct, Manila was greener then. But I still remember being horrified at the traffic, and congratulating taxi drivers for getting me safely to hospitals and other destinations. Driving in Kuala Lumpur was relatively safe ! I did travel by jeepney - sometimes there was no choice especially during a thunderstorm.

:icon_lol: very funny Doc, ofcourse not, the pictures is a treasure that you can share to other people hahaha but you definitely stayed as dashing as you where from then the only change maybe is your hair turns white now :icon_lol: great photos Doc :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
12th March 2012, 09:39
No one noticed - including me, until a friend pointed it out - that I originally posted this photo the wrong way round :doh. Of course traffic has always driven on the right in the Philippines :).
Neither Photobucket nor my slide scanner are smart enough to tell me " wrong way round " - no matter how good modern technology there's still room for human error :icon_lol:.
I didn't label the slide 34 years ago ( too many Christmas parties and filipinas distracting me :Hellooo: ) so I still don't know which road this was. http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-12_0.jpg

KeithD
12th March 2012, 09:53
Most of it still looks the same if you just add traffic :icon_lol:

raynaputi
12th March 2012, 10:37
No one noticed - including me, until a friend pointed it out - that I originally posted this photo the wrong way round :doh. Of course traffic has always driven on the right in the Philippines :).
Neither Photobucket nor my slide scanner are smart enough to tell me " wrong way round " - no matter how good modern technology there's still room for human error :icon_lol:.
I didn't label the slide 34 years ago ( too many Christmas parties and filipinas distracting me :Hellooo: ) so I still don't know which road this was. http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-12_0.jpg

This is along Manila City Hall...as you can see the tower with the clock at the far right of the picture.

Doc Alan
12th March 2012, 17:00
This is along Manila City Hall...as you can see the tower with the clock at the far right of the picture.
Salamat Rayna :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Dedworth
12th March 2012, 17:30
Looks like the Jeepneys have been stretched since then

Terpe
12th March 2012, 17:48
How I wish I still had all my slides. For a good 20 years I only used transparancy film. Often I would process my own using Ferrania, bought in bulk and reloaded into cassettes. All the storage boxes with my slides were destroyed in an accident. That's a good part of my lifes memory reminders. Sad, when I think about it.
That's one reason I'm taking time and care to digitize all the prints I still have.

It does take quite some time to get good results but it's worth the effort and I get tremendous enjoyment from recalling the memories. :olddude:

grahamw48
12th March 2012, 20:22
I've now uploaded to PC digitised versions of most of my old pics , using my negative scanner.:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
12th March 2012, 20:31
I've now uploaded to PC digitised versions of most of my old pics , using my negative scanner.:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Funny you should say that. I've been considering getting one. Scanning the prints is nice quality but takes a bit of time to get the correct quality and result.

Graham, how do you find this negative scanner?
Quality? Ease of use? time etc?

Sorry Doc for slight off-topic, hope you don't mind too much:xxgrinning--00xx3:

grahamw48
12th March 2012, 20:56
Ok, reading off the box it is a *Ion Film 2 SD Mk2

(probably you'll get all the details if you google search that).

It has its own memory card and power supply and is connected to PC with usb for uploading.

You can also do some adjustment to the pictures before you upload them.

It accepts negatives...strips of about 6 at a time, or slides.

I've found it simple to operate, and results are excellent.....but make sure the negs are really clean !

I think I paid 69 for it....from Maplins. :)

Rosie1958
12th March 2012, 21:06
I have lots of photo slides taken in 1970s of Hong Kong and did see a reader/ scanner in Maplins at the beginning of this year. Thanks for the reminder, I think that buying one of these is a great investment and will do so before long too. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
12th March 2012, 21:07
It’s not off topic Peter, I’m glad of the interest in the topic :). I’m only sorry you lost your slides. Thanks Graham for your helpful post, I know you have experience in this field :xxgrinning--00xx3:. Just seen your post also, Rosie !
I have thousands of carefully glass-mounted slides – family, travel, and images ( old photographs, postcards of historical interest ) copied with a Carl Zeiss macro lens attached to a Contax camera, using a photographic stand. For black and white images, Agfa made the only film available. But these had to be projected onto a screen with a Kodak Carousel projector. If the slides ( also known as diapositives or transparencies ) are not protected they fade and get damaged. Similarly finding replacement parts or repairing a projector is increasingly difficult and expensive – Jessops wanted 150 before even accepting it, and luckily a friend was able to repair it.

I was encouraged by Steve.r to try Photobucket. It really is straightforward to make albums here, and (1) “ hovering “ the mousepad over any picture, ( 2) then clicking on IMG ( " image " tag ), allows them to be ( 3 ) copied, then ( 4 ) pasted to a forum post or elsewhere.
My slide and negative scanner was a gift, but the links below show the make, choice, and source of scanner. It was 43.49 from Play.com , a marked reduction from what they used to cost. Uploading is instant – unlike the slow uploading from scanners only a few years ago. It’s simple – but labour-intensive – to use. The images can be saved to “ My Pictures “ or elsewhere on your computer. If you’re wanting to upload to social network sites like facebook, or e mail as attachments to friends, you can do so from your computer without using Photobucket.
http://www.veho-world.com/main/shop.aspx?category=slidescan
http://www.play.com/Search.html?searchstring=slide+scanner&searchsource=0&searchtype=allproducts
www.photobucket.com

Rosie1958
12th March 2012, 21:12
Fantastic, thanks for that Doc Alan!

Doc Alan
12th March 2012, 22:36
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=bx525wd&tag=googhydr-21&index=computers&hvadid=17221973510&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3164182461629126728&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&ref=pd_sl_15espw5ij9_b

While slides or negatives give best results if you have them, it’s straightforward to copy and /or restore prints, then scan them to your computer. You need first to install software for the scanner on the computer. There they can be saved in “ My Pictures “ , for example; copied to an album on Photobucket; or copied to a disc ( CD-R with 700 MB memory or DVD-R with 4.7 GB memory ). Multipurpose scanners / printers such as those in the link are relatively cheap, although printing ink cartridges are expensive.
We used to say “ the camera never lies “ – certainly nowadays the originals can be easily modified :)!

Vische
13th March 2012, 08:20
No one noticed - including me, until a friend pointed it out - that I originally posted this photo the wrong way round :doh. Of course traffic has always driven on the right in the Philippines :).
Neither Photobucket nor my slide scanner are smart enough to tell me " wrong way round " - no matter how good modern technology there's still room for human error :icon_lol:.
I didn't label the slide 34 years ago ( too many Christmas parties and filipinas distracting me :Hellooo: ) so I still don't know which road this was. http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-12_0.jpg

Doc that's the road in front of Luneta going to Taft Avenue :icon_lol: nice

Vische
13th March 2012, 08:22
I've now uploaded to PC digitised versions of most of my old pics , using my negative scanner.:xxgrinning--00xx3:

me too i've scanned all old pictures of our family :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Vische
13th March 2012, 08:23
Looks like the Jeepneys have been stretched since then

yup now jeepneys has 20 passengers by then its only 7 i think :icon_lol:

Doc Alan
13th March 2012, 09:01
Doc that's the road in front of Luneta going to Taft Avenue :icon_lol: nice
Maraming salamat Vische :xxgrinning--00xx3:
It's good to know that someone who was a baby when I took the photo can now help me identify where it is :Hellooo:.
I'm also happy that so many members have appreciated these images, given a new lease of life by modern technology :).

Vische
13th March 2012, 09:18
Maraming salamat Vische :xxgrinning--00xx3:
It's good to know that someone who was a baby when I took the photo can now help me identify where it is :Hellooo:.
I'm also happy that so many members have appreciated these images, given a new lease of life by modern technology :).

i recognize it cause my previous work is in Malate area and i always took a jogging there every morning with my dad from luneta to CCP then back to rajah sulayman near Malate church. And i love to go walking along Manila area i'd like to explore by walking since i'm from the province :icon_lol: and it helps me to avoid the traffic hahaha

lastlid
13th March 2012, 22:45
A interesting article relating to this thread....

http://palaisip.blogspot.com/2010/02/manila-most-beautiful-city-in-asia.html

Vische
14th March 2012, 10:18
A interesting article relating to this thread....

http://palaisip.blogspot.com/2010/02/manila-most-beautiful-city-in-asia.html

wow that link was great, all people seems to be in a formal or office attire and it seems very organize the old Manila :icon_lol: there's no traffic violators and no people is crossing the road without the stop light... that's really way back but its great to see those vintage photos :icon_lol: nice lastlid :xxgrinning--00xx3:

lastlid
14th March 2012, 10:34
wow that link was great, all people seems to be in a formal or office attire and it seems very organize the old Manila :icon_lol: there's no traffic violators and no people is crossing the road without the stop light... that's really way back but its great to see those vintage photos :icon_lol: nice lastlid :xxgrinning--00xx3:

I just saw the horse and carts pic - click the link in the article. Reminds me that we have horse and trams here still on the Isle of Man. :icon_lol:

Vische
14th March 2012, 10:54
I just saw the horse and carts pic - click the link in the article. Reminds me that we have horse and trams here still on the Isle of Man. :icon_lol:

Wow that's great you still have those, here in Manila its very expensive to ride in horse and carts or what we call 'kalesa', even in baguio just take a picture with the horse and you must pay hahaha :icon_lol:

We still do have horses and carts in binondo area or along divisoria.

lastlid
14th March 2012, 11:05
Wow that's great you still have those, here in Manila its very expensive to ride in horse and carts or what we call 'kalesa', even in baguio just take a picture with the horse and you must pay hahaha :icon_lol:

We still do have horses and carts in binondo area or along divisoria.
Yep and we have steam trains here too. I think the Isle of Man inspired the Thomas the Tank Engine stories.

The horse and cart rides arent cheap really but they are great for the tourists.

Baguio. My wife talks about Baguio affectionatley.

Vische
14th March 2012, 11:21
Yep and we have steam trains here too. I think the Isle of Man inspired the Thomas the Tank Engine stories.

The horse and cart rides arent cheap really but they are great for the tourists.

Baguio. My wife talks about Baguio affectionatley.

Wow i'd never experience riding in a steam train, that's my wish with my friend to ride sometime on that kind of train tsooo tsoooooo tsug tsug tsug tsug :icon_lol:

In baguio is somewhat crowded now unlike my first visit there i thinks its in 90s, our fieldtrip :Hellooo:

grahamw48
14th March 2012, 11:32
Lots of private steam train lines here in England that you can take a ride on (we had the first railways in the world). :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Not far from me.....

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puFLoO3P5_s

In the old days they went much faster of course, but these are just running slowly for the tourists.

You can see why when I was a kid and these were still in use we used to get excited to see one coming...like living monsters. :)

sars_notd_virus
14th March 2012, 11:45
very nice photos doc Alan...reminiscing my childhood days:D:xxgrinning--00xx3:

lastlid
14th March 2012, 11:49
"Reminiscent of a bygone age, Isle of Man holidays are famous for the island's stunning coastline, superb sandy beaches, spectacular scenery and gentle pace of life. The island also boasts some of the most impressive heritage railways found anywhere in the British Isles."
http://www.greatrail.com/tours/vintage-railways-isle-of-man-holidays.aspx

This one goes back to 1895. Advanced version on electricity......courtesy of IOM guide.com

Vische
15th March 2012, 05:59
Lots of private steam train lines here in England that you can take a ride on (we had the first railways in the world). :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Not far from me.....

.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puFLoO3P5_s

In the old days they went much faster of course, but these are just running slowly for the tourists.

You can see why when I was a kid and these were still in use we used to get excited to see one coming...like living monsters. :)

Its wonderful, lovely steam trains :Jump::Jump: want to ride that someday

Vische
15th March 2012, 06:01
"Reminiscent of a bygone age, Isle of Man holidays are famous for the island's stunning coastline, superb sandy beaches, spectacular scenery and gentle pace of life. The island also boasts some of the most impressive heritage railways found anywhere in the British Isles."
http://www.greatrail.com/tours/vintage-railways-isle-of-man-holidays.aspx

This one goes back to 1895. Advanced version on electricity......courtesy of IOM guide.com

Wow great architecture :Jump: love to take a picture of this

Maria B
28th March 2012, 08:50
:)geezzz. Stunning classic photos. Some looks a bit different nowadays. Fab pics doc:xxgrinning--00xx3::xxgrinning--00xx3: