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Doc Alan
6th April 2014, 18:46
All the views including scanned postcards in this thread are mine, so no copyright issues. All are original, unaltered. Historical notes are my responsibility – please feel free to correct me !


Part I :-

1. “ Mabuhay ! From Manila “ Possibly from the 1950’s. This shows Taft Avenue ( William Howard Taft was former Governor General of the Philippines and US President ) ; City Hall ( opened 1939 ) ; Post Office ( built 1926, damaged World War II, rebuilt 1946 ) :-

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/img120_zps7ebcfd56.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/img120_zps7ebcfd56.jpg.html)

… and in 1978 ( my first visit ):-

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-12_0.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/2012-03-12_0.jpg.html)


2. “ Rizal Monument, Luneta “ ( park is crescent-moon shaped, hence name ), now known as Rizal Park. Monument dates from December 1913. Manila Hotel ( opened July 1912 ) in background :-
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/img119_zpsdc0cae2d.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/img119_zpsdc0cae2d.jpg.html)





… and in 1978 :-

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-09_0.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/2012-03-09_0.jpg.html)


3. “ Fishing Boat, Manila “ :-
Probably taken over 100 years ago.

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/img101_zpsacc67303.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/img101_zpsacc67303.jpg.html)

Poor water quality in Manila Bay has meant a decline in fishing, but sunsets just as beautiful now ( 2010 ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/ManilaBay5_zps0b45a925.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/ManilaBay5_zps0b45a925.jpg.html)

Doc Alan
6th April 2014, 18:48
Part II :-


1. “ Near Divisoria Market “ ( not Divisonio ):-

Divisoria’s roots as a commercial centre can be traced back to the Spanish era.

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/img102_zps4d3a1872.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/img102_zps4d3a1872.jpg.html)


Still thriving in 2010 :-

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/DivisoriaSaturday8Maya_zps9d994532.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/DivisoriaSaturday8Maya_zps9d994532.jpg.html)


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/DivisoriaSaturday8Mayc_zps3221b561.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/DivisoriaSaturday8Mayc_zps3221b561.jpg.html)


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/DivisoriaSaturday8Mayd_zps19f425e5.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/DivisoriaSaturday8Mayd_zps19f425e5.jpg.html)


2. “ Binondo Canal “. Around 1910 :-

Binondo is the oldest Chinatown in the world, dating from 16th century, “ created “ by Spanish Governor Luis Dasmarinas. During Spanish colonial period many esteros ( canals ) were constructed in this area, entering the Pasig River.


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/img103_zps1254ad96.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/img103_zps1254ad96.jpg.html)


3. “ Binondo Estero “ . Around 1910 :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/img104_zpscc7fe9fe.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/img104_zpscc7fe9fe.jpg.html)


Binondo skyline in 2011 :-

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/FortSantiago5_zpsc1e9f91f.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/FortSantiago5_zpsc1e9f91f.jpg.html)


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/FortSantiago6_zpsc47092d0.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/FortSantiago6_zpsc47092d0.jpg.html)

Doc Alan
6th April 2014, 18:51
Part III :-


1. “ Puerta Real Gate “ :- Actually Royal Gate, dating from 17th century. One of the gates ( puertas ) of the Walled City of Intramuros, this one facing south, damaged in World War II, restored 1969-1989.


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/img105_zps316d0cbc.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/img105_zps316d0cbc.jpg.html)


Main gate now ( 2011 ):-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Intramuros6_zps667a69d0.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Intramuros6_zps667a69d0.jpg.html)

2. “ Santa Cruz Bridge “ :- Around 1902. Steel truss bridge destroyed in World War II, replaced after the War by reinforced concrete MacArthur Bridge.

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/img106_zpsc3675587.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/img106_zpsc3675587.jpg.html)

3. “ Escolta Street from Moragua Square “ :- One of Manila’s oldest streets ( dates from 16th century ), in Binondo. Calle de la Escolta is Spanish for Escort Street. Prime commercial district until decline from 1960’s.

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/img107_zpsacdaf880.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/img107_zpsacdaf880.jpg.html)


4. “ Jones Bridge and New Post Office “ :-

Connects Binondo with central Manila. Dates from 1916. ( William Jones was main author of Philippine Autonomy Act ). Destroyed in World War II, then reconstructed. Manila Central Post Office dates from 1926 ; damaged in World War II ; rebuilt after the War.


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/img108_zpsba36dd81.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/img108_zpsba36dd81.jpg.html)

5. “ Plaza Lawton “ :- Around 1930 ? South end of Jones Bridge visible.

Named after American General Henry Lawton ( killed in 1899-1902 Philippine-American War ). Since 1970’s also known as Liwasang Bonifacio.


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/img109_zpsa321585b.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/img109_zpsa321585b.jpg.html)


I hope these were of interest – as they were for me :smile: !

Dedworth
6th April 2014, 20:58
Great pics Doc :xxgrinning--00xx3:

raynaputi
6th April 2014, 21:51
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it Doc! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

mickcant
7th April 2014, 06:37
Good pictures and interesting facts, thanks Doc :xxgrinning--00xx3:
Mick. :smile:

Michael Parnham
7th April 2014, 06:41
Wonderful pictures Alan, really enjoyable and thank you! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Steve.r
7th April 2014, 06:49
I really like seeing stuff like that, thanks Alan

jake
7th April 2014, 07:59
Very interesting :xxgrinning--00xx3:

It would be nice if the traffic on Taft Avenue was still that orderly.

My late father in law drove a bus from the province to Manila 3 times a day from the early 60's to the mid 80's. You would struggle to make the same trip twice today.

Terpe
7th April 2014, 08:36
Very Interesting thread and some nice pics ...........thanks Doc :xxgrinning--00xx3:

chrisincebu
7th April 2014, 10:03
I'm sure you could take a deep breath without getting light headed back then.

Thanks for sharing!

Doc Alan
8th April 2014, 01:10
Thank you so much for your responses Dedworth, Rayna, Mickcant, Michael Parnham, Steve.r, Jake, Terpe, and ChrisinCebu :smile:.

I'm happy to share my interest in Filipino culture and history through photos old and new on this Forum :xxgrinning--00xx3:.

Doc Alan
13th November 2014, 23:18
Part IV :smile:



Abaca ( Manila hemp ) . Harvested from a species of banana native to Philippines, extracted from leaf stems. Fibre originally used for twines and ropes, now most is pulped for specialised paper products including bank notes, filter paper and teabags.


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/AbacaManilaHempfromBicol_zpsedf3b25c.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/AbacaManilaHempfromBicol_zpsedf3b25c.jpg.html)


Grading abaca :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/GradingabacaManila_zps0c9b5df2.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/GradingabacaManila_zps0c9b5df2.jpg.html)



Bilibid Prison :-

The “ old “ prison was established by the Spanish Colonial Government in 1865 in central Manila. The “ new “ prison was opened in Multinlupa in 1940.


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/EntrancetoBilibidprison_zpsf4dd86a5.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/EntrancetoBilibidprison_zpsf4dd86a5.jpg.html)


Manila Canal around 1900 :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Manilacanalaround1900_zps93c0722f.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Manilacanalaround1900_zps93c0722f.jpg.html)



More views of Escolta – from turn of last century :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Escolta_zpsd67e8f3f.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Escolta_zpsd67e8f3f.jpg.html)


1940:-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Escolta1940_zpsee908246.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Escolta1940_zpsee908246.jpg.html)


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Escolta2_zpse031391e.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Escolta2_zpse031391e.jpg.html)


1960s :-

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Escolta1960s_zps147eaf1d.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Escolta1960s_zps147eaf1d.jpg.html)


Tondo market


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/TondoMarket_zpsf287dcfd.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/TondoMarket_zpsf287dcfd.jpg.html)


Cubao, 1978 :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/CubaoQuezon1978_zps92492443.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/CubaoQuezon1978_zps92492443.jpg.html)

Doc Alan
13th November 2014, 23:26
Part V :smile:

Azcarraga :- north central Manila.


Named after Filipino-Spanish Prime Minister ). In 1961 named Recto Avenue ( after Filipino senator, Claro Mayo Recto.
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Azcarraga-nowCMRectoAvenue_zpsd30234bb.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Azcarraga-nowCMRectoAvenue_zpsd30234bb.jpg.html)



Taft Avenue 1960s :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/TaftAvenue1960s_zpsf76f180d.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/TaftAvenue1960s_zpsf76f180d.jpg.html)


Rosario Street, Binondo :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/RosarioStreetBinondoChurchearly20thcent_zps546b4b5a.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/RosarioStreetBinondoChurchearly20thcent_zps546b4b5a.jpg.html)


Pasig River :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/PasigRiver_zps568285ec.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/PasigRiver_zps568285ec.jpg.html)


Jones Bridge, Pasig River, and Post Office,
1930s :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/JonesBridge1930s_zps0d754c7b.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/JonesBridge1930s_zps0d754c7b.jpg.html)


Ayala Bridge :-


Built in 1872, reconstructed in 1908 using steel – the first structural steel bridge spanning the Pasig River, linking San Miguel District to Arroceros District.
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/AyalaBridge_zps5e2ddee8.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/AyalaBridge_zps5e2ddee8.jpg.html)


1960s ( Jones Bridge ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Manila1960s_zpscf54a536.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Manila1960s_zpscf54a536.jpg.html)



Santa Cruz Plaza, 1940s :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/SantaCruzPlaza1940s_zpsf039ce08.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/SantaCruzPlaza1940s_zpsf039ce08.jpg.html)


Plaza ( de ) Goiti :-


Originally named after Martin de Goiti, who founded the City of Manila in 1571. Public square in Santa Cruz. Renamed in 2003 after Arsenio Lacson ( Manila Mayor 1952-1962 ).
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/PlazaGoiti_zpsa2ffd0fe.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/PlazaGoiti_zpsa2ffd0fe.jpg.html)


Rizal Avenue, 1950s :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/RizalAvenue1950s_zps98ffa717.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/RizalAvenue1950s_zps98ffa717.jpg.html)


Quiapo Church ( Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene ) , 1930s :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/QuiapoChurch1930s_zps9ac341ec.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/QuiapoChurch1930s_zps9ac341ec.jpg.html)


Quezon Boulevard ( with Quiapo Church ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/QuezonBoulevardwithQuiapoChurchL_zps2d0bd7b4.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/QuezonBoulevardwithQuiapoChurchL_zps2d0bd7b4.jpg.html)


Not Starbucks :biggrin: :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/NotStarbucks_zpsfa22ac48.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/NotStarbucks_zpsfa22ac48.jpg.html)


Street scenes :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Manilastreetscene_zps4905633c.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Manilastreetscene_zps4905633c.jpg.html)


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Manilastreetscene1_zps4af0c178.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Manilastreetscene1_zps4af0c178.jpg.html)

1930s :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Manilastreet1930s_zpsfd79e7de.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Manilastreet1930s_zpsfd79e7de.jpg.html)


1945


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Manila1945_zpsf1726bff.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Manila1945_zpsf1726bff.jpg.html)

Doc Alan
13th November 2014, 23:43
Part VI :smile:

EDSA Guadelupe 1960s :-
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/EDSAGuadelupe1960s_zps9c937b26.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/EDSAGuadelupe1960s_zps9c937b26.jpg.html)


EDSA Guadelupe looking south, 1970s :-
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/EDSAGuadalupe1970slookingsouth_zpsae005a3b.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/EDSAGuadalupe1970slookingsouth_zpsae005a3b.jpg.html)



Luneta playground :- 1960s

Since the Spanish colonial era Rizal Park has been a favourite leisure spot.


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Lunetaplayground1960s_zpsc08e2f0e.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Lunetaplayground1960s_zpsc08e2f0e.jpg.html)


Manila Hotel :-

1930s

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/ManilaHotel1930_zps8207545c.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/ManilaHotel1930_zps8207545c.jpg.html)




http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/ManilaHotel_zpsa3dcd6ed.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/ManilaHotel_zpsa3dcd6ed.jpg.html)


1948
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/ManilaHotel1948_zpse2a7c57b.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/ManilaHotel1948_zpse2a7c57b.jpg.html)


Manila Bay :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/ManilaBay_zpscdc5bb27.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/ManilaBay_zpscdc5bb27.jpg.html)


Manila Cathedral :-


Located at Plaza de Roma in Intramuros, this was reduced to rubble in 1945 during the Battle of Manila. Previous cathedrals ( dating from 1581 ) had been destroyed by earthquakes and fire.

1930s


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/ManilaCathedral1930s_zps6736cdd4.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/ManilaCathedral1930s_zps6736cdd4.jpg.html)


After bombardment in 1945 :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/MCathedralafterJbombardment1944_zpsa39f325f.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/MCathedralafterJbombardment1944_zpsa39f325f.jpg.html)



Manila Airport :-


The Airport on this site dates from 1948. In 1972 a fire damaged the original terminal building. In 1981 a new terminal ( Terminal 1 ) was built. This served as the domestic airport until another fire in 1985. The name changed from Manila International Airport to Ninoy Aquino International Airport in 1987. Terminal 2 was completed in 1998 and Terminal 3 in 2014. ( Terminal 4 dates from 1948 – “ Domestic Passenger Terminal “ ).


1960s


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/ManilaAirport1960s_zps88edf94b.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/ManilaAirport1960s_zps88edf94b.jpg.html)

imagine
14th November 2014, 05:17
Fantastic! Thanks Doc Alan :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
14th November 2014, 06:22
Yes, fantastic collection of amazing Pictures, very nice indeed Alan! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

cheekee
14th November 2014, 11:38
Lovely photos doc Alan. Thanks for sharing. Was at terminal 3 on Sunday. My first time in manilla as usually go straight to cebu.

raynaputi
14th November 2014, 12:51
Can I share this thread in my FB, Doc Alan? The lovely photos are worth sharing! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
14th November 2014, 14:33
Can I share this thread in my FB, Doc Alan? The lovely photos are worth sharing! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Thank you Rayna :smile:

Of course you may share them :xxgrinning--00xx3: I don't claim copyright for any of these - indeed my photos may be already shared on the internet as I don't have my name imprinted on them. The " vintage " postcards are already shared elsewhere. It's impossible to trace the original ownership of the photos in Parts IV - VI but I have avoided uploading those which are clearly labelled " copyright ". ( Parts I - III are either from my old postcards or recent photos ).

Some members may be aware of " postcard fairs " , and old " real photographic " postcards are also available on sites like " eBay ". Good examples of local topographical cards may sell for a few pounds up to 40 or more.

If any member knows of issues around these photos please let me know and they can be deleted. That would be a shame as the purpose is to share - at no cost to the viewers or financial gain to me :smile:

Meantime, if anyone knows of errors in my descriptions please post :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Thanks also to Stewart, Michael and Philip :smile:.

Arthur Little
14th November 2014, 17:24
Having studied your marvellous selection of postcards in minute detail, Alan ... I, personally, am of the considered opinion that the Philippines' capital - like many cities of a comparable size - looked aesthetically more appealing in the 'olden' days. :ReadIt:

Thanks for sharing! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
14th November 2014, 17:51
... I, personally, am of the considered opinion that the Philippines' capital - like many cities of a comparable size - looked aesthetically more appealing in the 'olden' days. :ReadIt:



Thank you Arthur, agreed, even since my first visits in 1978 there have been changes :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
14th November 2014, 18:52
Having studied your marvellous selection of postcards in minute detail, Alan ... I, personally, am of the considered opinion that the Philippines' capital - like many cities of a comparable size - looked aesthetically more appealing in the 'olden' days. :ReadIt:

Thanks for sharing! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

I'll agree with that Arthur, looked much nicer then! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

fred
14th November 2014, 22:47
Thanks Doc.. They used to call it "The Paris of Asia"!

Arthur Little
15th November 2014, 00:28
Thanks Doc.. They used to call it "The Paris of Asia"!

Nowadays, of course, :cwm25: ... with its proliferation of high rise, multi-storey buildings, :icon_rolleyes: Makati City's Business & Finance District bears a much closer resemblance to Manhattan. :wink:

Arthur Little
18th November 2014, 19:35
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/ManilaAirport1960s_zps88edf94b.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/ManilaAirport1960s_zps88edf94b.jpg.html)

Yep ... and take a look at the way ladies dressed :yeahthat: - much more smartly (and prettier too!!:hubbahubba:) No slovenly, faded denim jeans and T-shirts back then! :xxparty-smiley-004: Not so keen on the 'winged' shoulder pad features, though.

Doc Alan
15th April 2015, 09:59
More " vintage Manila ", in next two posts :xxgrinning--00xx3:!


• Another view of the " old " Airport :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Manila%20Airport_zpssaxcxxot.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Manila%20Airport_zpssaxcxxot.jpg.html)



• Early view of " Paseo de la Luneta " – constructed 1820s ; renamed Rizal Park after execution of national hero in 1896 :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Luneta_zpszoq92iml.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Luneta_zpszoq92iml.jpg.html)



• Originally " Cavite Boulevard " ( part of architect Daniel Burnham’s " plan " for Manila ) ; renamed " Dewey Boulevard " in honour of U.S. Admiral George Dewey ; famed for 1898 Battle of Manila Bay with defeat of the Spanish Navy ; further renamed in the 1960s after the fifth Philippines Republic President Manuel Roxas :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Dewey%20Boulevard_zpsyirhp7hc.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Dewey%20Boulevard_zpsyirhp7hc.jpg.html)


• San Lazaro Hospital – founded 1577, to this day a tertiary referral hospital for infectious / communicable diseases, with 500 beds ; operated by Filipinos for the past 100 years or so ( previously U.S. and Spanish ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/San%20Lazaro%20Contagious%20Diseases%20Hospital%201910_zpsku27z0yh.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/San%20Lazaro%20Contagious%20Diseases%20Hospital%201910_zpsku27z0yh.jpg.html)



• Binondo Church - founded in 1596 ; original building destroyed in 1762 by British bombardment ; new church completed on the same site in 1852 ; damaged during Second World War :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Binondo%20Church_zpssu2nwmh4.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Binondo%20Church_zpssu2nwmh4.jpg.html)



• Bridge of Spain 1910 – " Puenta de Espana " was original bridge connecting Binondo with central Manila ; replaced by first Jones Bridge after flood damage a century ago :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Bridge%20of%20Spain%201910a_zpsgnahz6c3.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Bridge%20of%20Spain%201910a_zpsgnahz6c3.jpg.html)


• Pasig River with " inter-island boats " :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Pasig%20with%20inter-island%20boats_zps8sfzkcma.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Pasig%20with%20inter-island%20boats_zps8sfzkcma.jpg.html)

Doc Alan
15th April 2015, 10:07
• Bancas in Tondo Estero ( Canal ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Bancas%20in%20Tondo%20Estero_zpszng5uzgr.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Bancas%20in%20Tondo%20Estero_zpszng5uzgr.jpg.html)


• Tanduay Fire Station – built around turn of last century ; still functioning to protect Sampaloc citizens ; horse – drawn fire engines used when Manila Fire Department established :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Tanduay%20Fire%20Station%201911_zpspax6fhmr.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Tanduay%20Fire%20Station%201911_zpspax6fhmr.jpg.html)


• " Calle de Escolta " - one of oldest streets in Manila, dating from late 16th century :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Escolta%20Manila_zpskpnyegtv.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Escolta%20Manila_zpskpnyegtv.jpg.html)


• Calle Rosario – in Binondo, now Quintin Paredes Street ( named after Filipino lawyer, politician, and statesman, 1884 – 1973 ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Calle%20Rosario_zpsqnnzpyl2.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Calle%20Rosario_zpsqnnzpyl2.jpg.html)


• " Carriedo End Plaza Goiti " - now Plaza Lacson ( after Manila mayor ) ; originally named after Martin de Goiti ( founded City of Manila 1571 ):-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Carriedo%20end%20Plaza%20Goiti_zpss9dzhuay.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Carriedo%20end%20Plaza%20Goiti_zpss9dzhuay.jpg.html)


• Plaza Moraga – bounded by Quintin Paredes Street and Escolta, " gateway to Manila’s Chinatown of Binondo " , named after 17th century Spanish priest :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Plaza%20Moraga_zpsw7i6juyl.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Plaza%20Moraga_zpsw7i6juyl.jpg.html)


• A Manila Market around 1950 :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/1950%20MANILA%20MARKET_zpsc2ajciem.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/1950%20MANILA%20MARKET_zpsc2ajciem.jpg.html)


• Azcarraga Street – now Recto Avenue (Claro Mayo Recto, 1890 – 1960, Filipino politician ); Philippine Dental College dates from 100 years ago ; first to be established, now " De Ocampo Memorial College " ; dentistry unrecognised as a profession during Spanish regime, and few dentists able to work during Japanese occupation in World War II :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Azcarraga%20Street_zpsj9lrpvmy.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Azcarraga%20Street_zpsj9lrpvmy.jpg.html)


• Rizal Avenue from about 50 years ago :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Rizal%20Avenue%201967_zps5784qgfv.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Rizal%20Avenue%201967_zps5784qgfv.jpg.html)


• Harbour from about 50 years ago :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Manila%20Harbour%201969_zpst9i2ibdf.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Manila%20Harbour%201969_zpst9i2ibdf.jpg.html)

SimonH
15th April 2015, 10:35
Excellent :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
16th April 2015, 14:59
Excellent :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Thank you Simon :smile: !

Dedworth
16th April 2015, 15:28
More good pics Doc - hard to believe how the messy, crowded Manila of today has evolved :Erm:

Michael Parnham
16th April 2015, 16:03
Wow, what a wealth of photo's you have accumulated over the years Alan, beautiful!:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
16th April 2015, 19:57
Thanks Dedworth and Michael :xxgrinning--00xx3:.


For those interested members who may not have seen my previous thread, here is the link :-


http://filipinaroses.com/showthread.php/36697-Manila-in-the-1970-s-old-photos-new-technology


At the time, 1978, I was seconded to Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, from Glasgow University, and visited various hospitals in the Philippines - in addition to sightseeing :smile:.


There was Martial Law under President Marcos, with around 16 pesos / 1 , I remember thinking even then how bad the traffic was, and one of the favourite songs was " Sayang " by Claire :smile:.

Doc Alan
17th April 2015, 13:31
I hope nearly 1700 views and over a dozen responders since my thread started a year ago justifies the time and effort to prepare it. Thanks again to those who have posted :xxgrinning--00xx3:. It’s certainly a topic which I find interesting, and I’ve learned much about the country in which we all have connections. Please don’t close the thread just yet - I might be encouraged to post more !

Michael Parnham
17th April 2015, 17:07
I hope nearly 1700 views and over a dozen responders since my thread started a year ago justifies the time and effort to prepare it. Thanks again to those who have posted :xxgrinning--00xx3:. It’s certainly a topic which I find interesting, and I’ve learned much about the country in which we all have connections. Please don’t close the thread just yet - I might be encouraged to post more !

Don't worry Alan, your time is not wasted also if you have more just go for it as we all enjoy looking and learning!:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
27th July 2015, 19:56
Luneta ( Rizal Park ) as it was over 100 years ago ( Paseo de Luneta dates from the 1820s ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Luneta%201900s_zps0mgfizo4.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Luneta%201900s_zps0mgfizo4.jpg.html)



Luneta in the 1970s :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Rizal%20Park%20around%201970_zpstog2dwwb.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Rizal%20Park%20around%201970_zpstog2dwwb.jpg.html)


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Rizal%20Park%20around%201970%20a_zpsbxu9xh6r.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Rizal%20Park%20around%201970%20a_zpsbxu9xh6r.jpg.html)



This view from the 1960s shows Andres Bonifacio Monument, commemorating a Philippine hero of the revolutionary war against the Spanish :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Bonifacio%20Monument%201960s_zpsnuzhw04b.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Bonifacio%20Monument%201960s_zpsnuzhw04b.jpg.html)


Grocery Market - also from last century, long before the advent of shopping malls :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Ah%20Gong%20Grocery%20Market%20pre%201920_zpsymkva8iw.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Ah%20Gong%20Grocery%20Market%20pre%201920_zpsymkva8iw.jpg.html)



Jones Bridge in the late 1970s ( the bridge was named after the main author of the Philippine Autonomy Act of 2016, and reconstructed after World War II ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Jones%20Bridge%201979_zpsw5ran7hu.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Jones%20Bridge%201979_zpsw5ran7hu.jpg.html)



Regent of Manila typical architecture of the 1970s, I visited this hotel, on Roxas Boulevard, in 1978. It was destroyed in a fire ( probably arson ) in the mid 1980s, with loss of 25 lives :-



http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Regent%20of%20Manila_zpsb0qyhabq.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Regent%20of%20Manila_zpsb0qyhabq.jpg.html)


Roxas Boulevard + Manila Bay as seen from the Regent Hotel in 1978 :-



http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/2012-03-09_34.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/2012-03-09_34.jpg.html)

Doc Alan
13th January 2016, 19:37
More views of Manila in the 1970s ...

Harbour :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Manila%20harbour%201970s_zpsxpuuhhqd.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Manila%20harbour%201970s_zpsxpuuhhqd.jpg.html)


Roxas Boulevard :-


Originally " Cavite Boulevard " ( part of architect Daniel Burnham’s plan for Manila ) ; then " Dewey Boulevard " ( Spanish navy defeated in 1898 under American Admiral George Dewey ) ; finally renamed in the 1960s ( in honour of President Manuel Roxas ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Roxas%20Boulevard%201970s_zpsptxy6gaj.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Roxas%20Boulevard%201970s_zpsptxy6gaj.jpg.html)

Michael Parnham
13th January 2016, 21:21
More views of Manila in the 1970s ...

Harbour :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Manila%20harbour%201970s_zpsxpuuhhqd.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Manila%20harbour%201970s_zpsxpuuhhqd.jpg.html)


Roxas Boulevard :-


Originally " Cavite Boulevard " ( part of architect Daniel Burnham’s plan for Manila ) ; then " Dewey Boulevard " ( Spanish navy defeated in 1898 under American Admiral George Dewey ) ; finally renamed in the 1960s ( in honour of President Manuel Roxas ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Roxas%20Boulevard%201970s_zpsptxy6gaj.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Roxas%20Boulevard%201970s_zpsptxy6gaj.jpg.html)

Stunning Alan, thank you!:xxgrinning--00xx3::xxgrinning--00xx3:

Arthur Little
14th January 2016, 00:25
Stunning Alan, thank you! :xxgrinning--00xx3::xxgrinning--00xx3:

Top quality shots ... :iagree:!

Doc Alan
15th January 2016, 18:48
Thank you Michael and Arthur :smile:!


Another view from the 1970s, Taft Avenue, looking towards Manila Central Post Office.



William Howard Taft was first U.S. Governor General of the Philippines ( 1901-04 ) and subsequently 27th U.S. President ( 1909-13 ).


The Post Office was built in 1926, severely damaged in World War II, and rebuilt in 1946, preserving most of its original architecture.




http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Taft%20Ave%201970s_zpst9uayczu.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Taft%20Ave%201970s_zpst9uayczu.jpg.html)

Arthur Little
15th January 2016, 18:57
:smile: You know how much I enjoy poring over photos of a bygone age, Alan ... so, again, :68711_thanx:

Doc Alan
15th January 2016, 20:03
:smile: You know how much I enjoy poring over photos of a bygone age, Alan ... so, again, :68711_thanx:

My pleasure Arthur !

Hopefully these views may also of interest to other members !

Terpe
16th January 2016, 09:57
I'd also like to thank you Alan for the effort and the content you've put into this very interesting thread.
Thank you.

Doc Alan
16th January 2016, 10:30
I'd also like to thank you Alan for the effort and the content you've put into this very interesting thread.


2,229 views since the thread started, so I will keep adding to the collection, Peter :xxgrinning--00xx3:.

SimonH
16th January 2016, 10:32
2,229 views since the thread started, so I will keep adding to the collection, Peter :xxgrinning--00xx3:.

Make that 2230, and may I also add my vote of thanks :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
16th January 2016, 12:55
Make that 2230, and may I also add my vote of thanks :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Thanks in return, Simon - over 2,260 views now :smile:

Doc Alan
19th March 2016, 21:19
More " vintage " - and also modern - photos of Manila :-


Street market from 1950 ( re-scanned ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/img094_zpsnek2b75e.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/img094_zpsnek2b75e.jpg.html)


Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues by day ( February 2016 ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/P1020825_zpswin7sfnw.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/P1020825_zpswin7sfnw.jpg.html)


... and by night ( February 2016 ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/P1020834_zpshy74iwvy.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/P1020834_zpshy74iwvy.jpg.html)



Manila harbour in the 1890s during the last few years of Spanish rule :-

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/_57%201_zpsvewji2ke.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/_57%201_zpsvewji2ke.jpg.html)



Aerial view from 1970s showing Pasig River and Central Post Office ( rebuilt 1946 following severe damage in World War II ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/img095_zpsemen2i9d.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/img095_zpsemen2i9d.jpg.html)


Aerial views this month ( March 2016 ):-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/P1040004_zpsc24hdcy3.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/P1040004_zpsc24hdcy3.jpg.html)


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/P1040007_zpshbs8uclq.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/P1040007_zpshbs8uclq.jpg.html)

grahamw48
20th March 2016, 23:40
More fascinating views . Thanks Alan. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
21st March 2016, 08:17
Thank you once again Alan, these are what I see as real photo's and they seem to place us back into a better world very nice, hope you never stop providing us with even more of these stunning pictures:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
21st March 2016, 08:34
Thank you so much Graham and Michael :xxgrinning--00xx3:.

Doc Alan
3rd April 2016, 19:08
Another view of Binondo Canal, from the 1920s :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Binondo%20Canal%20ca%201925_zpspdn4vg7z.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Binondo%20Canal%20ca%201925_zpspdn4vg7z.jpg.html)

( Binondo is the oldest Chinatown in the world, dating from 16th century, “ created “ by Spanish Governor Luis Dasmarinas. During Spanish colonial period many esteros ( canals ) were constructed in this area, entering the Pasig River. )


Carriedo Street, first from the 1960s :-



http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Carriedo%20Street%201960s_zpsvujr7oj4.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Carriedo%20Street%201960s_zpsvujr7oj4.jpg.html)



... and more recently :-



http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Carriedo%20Street%20MNL%20contemporary_zpsmro9qp8u.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Carriedo%20Street%20MNL%20contemporary_zpsmro9qp8u.jpg.html)


( Carriedo Street is similar to Divisoria, connecting Quiapo Church and Lacson Plaza or Santa Cruz Church. )

Michael Parnham
3rd April 2016, 19:28
Amazing, Thank you Alan:xxgrinning--00xx3::xxgrinning--00xx3:

grahamw48
3rd April 2016, 22:42
I love to see those views from days gone by. Thanks again Alan.:xxgrinning--00xx3:

My mother has hundreds of photos of Singapore and Malaya in the 1950s... from when we lived there. Still very much colonial days (when for instance, the present airport in Singapore was still an RAF base).

- Just have to persuade her to let me borrow one of her precious albums, to take scans.

Doc Alan
5th April 2016, 21:04
Thank you in turn, Michael and Graham :xxgrinning--00xx3:.

I for one would be interested in your views of Singapore and Malaya in the 1950s. There have been so many changes since then, and indeed since I worked at the University of Malaya ( established 1962 ) in the late 1970s. For those members who may be interested, I've opened a separate thread, following my return to Malaysia earlier this year ( http://bit.ly/1VuwGPc ):smile:.

Doc Alan
6th April 2016, 13:38
Near enough to post here, this view of coconut rafts on Pagsanjan River appears to be from early last century.

Nowadays the Philippines is second only to Indonesia as the world’s biggest producer of coconuts - yet three out of five coconut farmers are said to live below the poverty line.



http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Coconut%20raft%20Pagsanjan_zpsy7sqzefd.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Coconut%20raft%20Pagsanjan_zpsy7sqzefd.jpg.html)

Michael Parnham
6th April 2016, 18:33
How interesting :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
31st May 2016, 21:41
City of Malabon ( part of Metro Manila called CAMANAVA = CAloocan, MAlabon, NAvotas, and VAlenzuela ). This coloured view is from Tonsuya Bridge over the Malabon River, with the 400 years old San Bartolome Church ( recently restored ) in the background. Note the horse-drawn calesa, houses with steep roofs ( like nipa huts ), abundant trees, and electricity structure ( suggesting mid 1890s to early 1900s ; MERALCO ( Manila Electric Railroad And Light Company ) was founded in 1895 ). Epifanio de los Santos ( writer and politician ) was born here ( 1871 ), EDSA ( Avenue ) being named after him.


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Malabon%20Manila_zpsghbojn2q.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Malabon%20Manila_zpsghbojn2q.jpg.html)

Doc Alan
4th June 2016, 14:58
Another view from the 1970s, Taft Avenue, looking towards Manila Central Post Office.


William Howard Taft was first U.S. Governor General of the Philippines ( 1901-04 ) and subsequently 27th U.S. President ( 1909-13 ).


The Post Office was built in 1926, severely damaged in World War II, and rebuilt in 1946, preserving most of its original architecture.


Manila City Hall ( part seen on right ) was also rebuilt after World War II.


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Manila%20City%20Hall%201970s_zpsyu6nyyit.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Manila%20City%20Hall%201970s_zpsyu6nyyit.jpg.html)

Steve.r
4th June 2016, 18:36
Great photos Alan

Doc Alan
4th June 2016, 19:51
Great photos Alan

Thank you Steve, and I remember you first helped me upload photos using Photobucket :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
4th June 2016, 20:06
Wow, lovely:xxgrinning--00xx3:

SimonH
4th June 2016, 21:05
Thanks Alan :smile:

Some interesting old pics here:-

http://philippineslifestyle.com/blog/2015/11/29/the-leaning-tower-of-eiffel-a-rare-iloilo-city-historical-photograph-1905/

Doc Alan
4th June 2016, 21:32
Thanks Alan :smile:

Some interesting old pics here:-

http://philippineslifestyle.com/blog/2015/11/29/the-leaning-tower-of-eiffel-a-rare-iloilo-city-historical-photograph-1905/

Thank you in turn, Simon, a site which I hadn't seen before :xxgrinning--00xx3:.

Steve.r
4th June 2016, 21:34
Thank you Steve, and I remember you first helped me upload photos using Photobucket :xxgrinning--00xx3:Wow, a long time ago Alan, but worth the effort as we see from the uploads you share with us. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
14th June 2016, 17:53
Roxas Boulevard ... in more peaceful times :smile:.


The Cavite Boulevard was part of architect Daniel Burnham’s plan for Manila. It was renamed Dewey Boulevard ( after U.S. Admiral George Dewey, under whose command the Spanish navy was defeated in the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898 ).


During the 1960s it was ( again ) renamed, as Roxas Boulevard, in honour of the 5th President of the Philippines, Manuel Roxas.


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Roxas%20Boulevard_zpsadvsp4gp.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Roxas%20Boulevard_zpsadvsp4gp.jpg.html)

Michael Parnham
14th June 2016, 18:15
Roxas Boulevard ... in more peaceful times :smile:.


The Cavite Boulevard was part of architect Daniel Burnham’s plan for Manila. It was renamed Dewey Boulevard ( after U.S. Admiral George Dewey, under whose command the Spanish navy was defeated in the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898 ).


During the 1960s it was ( again ) renamed, as Roxas Boulevard, in honour of the 5th President of the Philippines, Manuel Roxas.


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Roxas%20Boulevard_zpsadvsp4gp.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Roxas%20Boulevard_zpsadvsp4gp.jpg.html)

Very nice indeed.:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
18th June 2016, 17:52
Undated view of Rizal Avenue ( unfortunately affected by linear markings ), still one of Manila’s main thoroughfares, mostly within the Sta. Cruz district :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Rizal%20Avenue%20M_zps5hycm0ia.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Rizal%20Avenue%20M_zps5hycm0ia.jpg.html)


Philippine General Hospital, in Ermita, shortly after opening its doors to the public in 1910. Biggest hospital in the country ( ~ 1,500 beds ), state owned but administered by University of the Philippines. One of the few Philippine hospitals that remained open during World War II :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Philippine%20General%20Hospital_zpso05mezy4.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Philippine%20General%20Hospital_zpso05mezy4.jpg.html)


The hospital celebrated its 75th anniversary in September 1986 :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Philippine%20General%20%20Hospital%20FDC_zpskhj9k7lx.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Philippine%20General%20%20Hospital%20FDC_zpskhj9k7lx.jpg.html)

Michael Parnham
18th June 2016, 18:11
Nice pictures once again Alan, thank you:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
29th July 2016, 19:08
I first visited the Philippines in 1978, while on secondment from University of Glasgow to Universiti Malaya. This " souvenir " may of of interest, in the light of the " GMA " (http://filipinaroses.com/showthread.php/59458-GMA-Release-Imminent!) and " Duterte " (http://filipinaroses.com/showthread.php/59510-Duterte-s-Summary-Execution-Policy) threads.


Ferdinand Marcos was the 10th President of the Philippines, from 1965 - 1986. He had won the presidential campaign against the 9th President, Diosdado Macapagal ( father of 14th President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ).


The " Newsweek " cover of April 10, 1978 understated his problems, although he HAD made progress in agriculture, industry and education during his first term. Martial Law had been in force since 1972, to control " communist and subversive forces " ; opposition politicians, notably Benigno Aquino ( father of 15th President Aquino ), were jailed ; there was increasing opposition to his corrupt rule ; his health was also failing. He was forced into exile in February 1986, to Hawaii, where he remained until his death in 1989.


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/A%20test%20for%20Marcos_zpsvv77pzq3.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/A%20test%20for%20Marcos_zpsvv77pzq3.jpg.html)

( Note the price of " Newsweek " - P 7 or US $ 1 )

Steve.r
29th July 2016, 19:58
I see similarities in the new President :cwm25:

Arthur Little
30th July 2016, 00:38
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/A%20test%20for%20Marcos_zpsvv77pzq3.jpg

( Note the price of " Newsweek " - P 7 or US $ 1 )


I see similarities in the new President :cwm25:

Quite honestly ... I don't see any facial resemblance. :NoNo: But I do have good reason(s) to believe that the Philippines' Economy was at its height during the much~maligned so-called "Dictator's" 21 years' tenure of office.

Arthur Little
30th July 2016, 01:34
But I do have good reason(s) to believe that the Philippines' Economy was at its height during the much~maligned so-called "Dictator's" 21 years' tenure of office.

Likewise ... I :pray: the present incumbent will succeed in fulfilling his pledge to once more transform his homeland into a [B]proud and prosperous nation. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

grahamw48
30th July 2016, 10:12
More fascinating pics/posts. Thanks Alan. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
30th July 2016, 10:35
I see similarities in the new President :cwm25:

The methods are very similar, not good at all:Erm:

Doc Alan
3rd August 2016, 16:28
Binondo is claimed to be the oldest Chinatown in the world, established 5 centuries ago. The name is derived from Tagalog, referring to the district’s originally hilly terrain. As previous photos show in this thread, many esteros ( canals ) were constructed here in the Spanish colonial period.

After World War II, businesses tended to relocate to Makati.


This photo, from early last century, includes Binondo Church ( where hero of the Philippine Revolution Andres Bonifacio was married in 1895 ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Binondo%20Manila_zpsu4kbvc8v.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Binondo%20Manila_zpsu4kbvc8v.jpg.html)

Michael Parnham
3rd August 2016, 16:52
What more can I say but Wow, very nice Alan there can never be too many Photo's like these.:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
3rd August 2016, 17:14
What more can I say but Wow, very nice Alan there can never too many Photo's like these.:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Thank you so much Michael :smile:.

Doc Alan
15th September 2016, 15:17
More views of vintage Manila, from a century ago :-


Escolta Street ( Calle del la Escolta ), running parallel to the Pasig River, in Binondo, Chinatown. It was the city’s main commercial district until the 1960s :-



http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Escolta%20Manila_zpspkumlqmi.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Escolta%20Manila_zpspkumlqmi.jpg.html)



Plaza Goiti ( Plaza Lacson ) at the eastern end of Escolta, with Santa Cruz church. Named after Martin de Goiti who founded the City of Manila in 1571, renamed after Arsenio Lacson ( Mayor of Manila 1952-1962 ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Plaza%20Goiti%20Manila_zpsjlwkthtp.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Plaza%20Goiti%20Manila_zpsjlwkthtp.jpg.html)



Note the trams in both of these photos. While horse-drawn trams dated from 1888, Manila’s trams ( " tranvia " in Spanish ) date from 1905. Manila’s electric tramway was built by Meralco ( Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company ). Tickets were 12 centavos for first class ( at the front ) and 10 centavos for second class. The trams were destroyed during the 1945 Battle of Manila. Meralco didn’t restore them, but shifted its core business to providing power.

grahamw48
20th September 2016, 10:35
Anybody noticed that vehicles drove on the left in the Phils, in days gone by ? :smile:

Steve.r
20th September 2016, 10:44
Hmm... Just noticed that now

SimonH
20th September 2016, 10:54
All changed in 1945 :smile:

http://www.topgear.com.ph/features/feature-articles/how-ph-became-a-left-hand-drive-country

Michael Parnham
20th September 2016, 12:48
I hadn't noticed until it was just brought to light:Erm:

Doc Alan
20th September 2016, 15:12
Thanks Graham, Simon and Michael :xxgrinning--00xx3:

In my opinion that Plaza Goiti view is one of my best - a " RPPC " ( real photographic post card, so clear in detail and showing few signs of ageing ) :smile: .

Doc Alan
10th December 2016, 11:34
Some more views from my collection, firstly between 1900 and WW I :-


This shows bamboo rafts and cascos ( oblong barges ) loaded with nipa palms on their way to market. Nipa palms ( Nypa fruticans ) grow in soft mud and slow moving tidal and river waters, the long feathery leaves ( still ) being used as roof material. “ Bahay kubo “ ( cube house ), describing the shape of the dwelling, became known as “ Nipa hut “ during the U.S. colonial era :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Bamboo%20rafts%20and%20cascos%20loaded%20with%20nipa%20pre-1914_zpsnygeajlm.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Bamboo%20rafts%20and%20cascos%20loaded%20with%20nipa%20pre-1914_zpsnygeajlm.jpg.html)



Union Landing and Custom House, Wharf, where “ passengers from all incoming steamers land “. The Custom House ( Aduana ) was a Spanish colonial building in Intramuros ( completed 1876 after the original was damaged in an earthquake ) ; damaged during WW II and finally abandoned after a fire in 1979 :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Union%20Landing%20and%20Custom%20House%20Wharf%20Manila%20pre%201909_zpsfdup5qzj.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Union%20Landing%20and%20Custom%20House%20Wharf%20Manila%20pre%201909_zpsfdup5qzj.jpg.html)


La Quinta Market, in Quiapo - recently renovated, with a nearby fish port, to expand trading opportunities via the Pasig River :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/La%20Quinta%20Market%20pre-1910_zpsf3s1q6fs.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/La%20Quinta%20Market%20pre-1910_zpsf3s1q6fs.jpg.html)


Escolta - note the " Fotografia " shop, and electric tranvias ( street cable cars ) which ran from 1905 to WWII :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Escolta%20Manila_zpsjkmscbz2.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Escolta%20Manila_zpsjkmscbz2.jpg.html)

Doc Alan
10th December 2016, 11:37
Views from 1930s :-


Plaza Goiti ( Plaza Lacson ), public square in Santa Cruz. This contrasts with my earlier photo of the plaza ( #78 above ), with no trams now visible. Martin de Goiti founded the city of Manila in 1571, and Arsenio Lacson was Manila mayor in 1952-1962 :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Plaza%20Goiti%201930s_zpsc6xdp212.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Plaza%20Goiti%201930s_zpsc6xdp212.jpg.html)


Manila Central Post Office, built in 1926, but severely damaged in WWII ; rebuilt in 1946, preserving most of its original design. It had been part of Daniel Burnhams’s plan for the city, placing the building by the Pasig River for easy water transportation of mail :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Manila%20P.O.%20late%2030s_zpsyxrwfr5w.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Manila%20P.O.%20late%2030s_zpsyxrwfr5w.jpg.html)

Fort Santiago - the Custom House can be seen in the distance across the river. The Anda Monument, outside the northwest edge of Intramuros, was created in honour of Simon de Anda y Salazar, Philippines Governor General 1770-1776. The monument was damaged in WWII ; reconstructed and removed in the 1960s to Bonifacio Drive ( where it remains after recent plans to move it again were abandoned ) :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Fort%20Santiago%20and%20Anda%20Monument%20Custom%20House%20in%20distance_zpslcmbavew.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Fort%20Santiago%20and%20Anda%20Monument%20Custom%20House%20in%20distance_zpslcmbavew.jpg.html)

Doc Alan
10th December 2016, 11:40
More modern views, from 1960s and 1970s :-


Quiapo Church. The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene ( Saint John the Baptist Church ) has been renamed, reconstructed, enlarged and modified after earthquake, fire and war damage, since the 16th century :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Quiapo%20Church_zpsdgwuroey.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Quiapo%20Church_zpsdgwuroey.jpg.html)



Post Office ( rebuilt 1946, see #85 above ) and “ overpass / underpass “ :-



http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/P.O.%20Manila%20around%201970_zpsu8scvblv.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/P.O.%20Manila%20around%201970_zpsu8scvblv.jpg.html)



Manila harbour :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Phil%20Navy%20Headquarters_zpsxmipq1gw.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Phil%20Navy%20Headquarters_zpsxmipq1gw.jpg.html)

Michael Parnham
11th December 2016, 09:04
I really enjoy these pictures that you provide us with Alan, just keep them coming:xxgrinning--00xx3:

bigmarco
12th December 2016, 01:54
I really enjoy these pictures that you provide us with Alan, just keep them coming:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Well said :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
15th December 2016, 19:05
Thank you Michael and Mark :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
16th March 2017, 21:09
More views from within the past 50 years :-

.
Rizal Avenue in 1967 - named after the national hero Jose Rizal, mostly within the Sta. Cruz district :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Rizal%20Avenue%201967_zpsh3e2dmyg.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Rizal%20Avenue%201967_zpsh3e2dmyg.jpg.html)


Rizal Avenue in late 1970s - traffic dominated by Jeepneys :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Rizal%20Ave%20posted%201985_zpsegfuhjkk.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Rizal%20Ave%20posted%201985_zpsegfuhjkk.jpg.html)



Roxas Boulevard and US Embassy in the 1970s. Originally Cavite Boulevard, then Dewey Boulevard, renamed in the 1960s to honour President Manuel Roxas. The Embassy was first constructed to house the US High Commission in the late 1930s ; with independence on July 4, 1946, it became known as the US Embassy :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Roxas%20B%20%20US%20Embassy%201970s_zps3u2cxskm.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Roxas%20B%20%20US%20Embassy%201970s_zps3u2cxskm.jpg.html)

Doc Alan
2nd April 2017, 18:55
Manila Airport in the late 1960s :-

The current site for the airport dates from 1948, following independence. The international runway and taxiway were built in 1954. The control tower and terminal building for international passengers was inaugurated in 1961. Following fire damage in 1972, a smaller terminal was rebuilt in its place. This became the international terminal until a new " Terminal 1 " was built in 1981 ( named after " Ninoy " Aquino in 1987 ). The old terminal survived as Manila’s domestic airport until another fire damaged it in the mid 1980s.


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Manila%20Airport%20pre-1969_zpsko0zqypc.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Manila%20Airport%20pre-1969_zpsko0zqypc.jpg.html)

Doc Alan
7th April 2017, 19:56
My photo from 90 years ago shows a Packard ambulance - 6 cylinder, 81 horsepower - outside the Philippine General Hospital. The Packard marque was founded in 1899 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Packards were a top-selling luxury brand of cars at this time, and also produced trucks in addition to ambulances, with markets in over 60 countries abroad. The last Packard cars were produced about 60 years ago :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Packard%20ambulance%20at%20PGH%20-%202_zps8evg8m23.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Packard%20ambulance%20at%20PGH%20-%202_zps8evg8m23.jpg.html)



As I have posted elsewhere, the Philippines General Hospital celebrated its centennial in 2007, and was one of the few hospitals to remain open in the country throughout World War II :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Philippine%20General%20Hospital_zpso05mezy4.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Philippine%20General%20Hospital_zpso05mezy4.jpg.html)


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Philippine%20General%20%20Hospital%20FDC_zpskhj9k7lx.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Philippine%20General%20%20Hospital%20FDC_zpskhj9k7lx.jpg.html)

Doc Alan
9th May 2017, 20:17
This view of Manila is from the early 1950s. Philippine Airlines were flying Douglas DC-6 aircraft between 1948-1954, after which they were sold at a time when PAL had discontinued loss-making long haul routes. Over 700 such aircraft were produced between 1946 and 1958. In 1948 Manila Airport had moved to its current site adjacent to the Villamor Airbase ( see #91 above ).



http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/1948-54%20PAL%20DC-6_zpso2lpwsxb.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/1948-54%20PAL%20DC-6_zpso2lpwsxb.jpg.html)

Doc Alan
17th May 2017, 09:40
This is a view of Ayala Avenue, corner with Makati Avenue, in the 1980s.


Ayala Avenue has been called the " Wall Street of the Philippines ". Part was previously a runway for the Nielson Airport, destroyed during the Japanese occupation in World War II, and converted into a road in 1949.



http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Ayala%20Avenue_zpsdqwkczqu.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Ayala%20Avenue_zpsdqwkczqu.jpg.html)



The same view now, early morning before traffic build up, with a pedestrian underpass now visible near the monument of Gabriela Silang ( the first Filipina to lead a revolt against Spain, in the 18th century ) :-



http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/P1020825_zps0hhnhzx4.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/P1020825_zps0hhnhzx4.jpg.html)



http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/P1020828_zpsphwmsdmh.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/P1020828_zpsphwmsdmh.jpg.html)




Now even by night, the traffic never ceases :-



http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/P1020833_zps9swcbjzp.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/P1020833_zps9swcbjzp.jpg.html)

Doc Alan
6th June 2017, 19:22
The first bridge to cross the Pasig River was the Puente Grande ( Large Bridge ) opened in 1630 ; the wooden superstructure was replaced with stone arches in 1814, as Puente de Piedra ( Stone Bridge ), severely damaged by an earthquake in 1863. It was reconstructed as Puente de Espana ( Bridge of Spain ), opened in 1875, widened in 1901, with tracks laid for " tranvias " ( trams / streetcars ) in 1905.


This view is from the early 1900s :-


http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Puente%20de%20Espana%201907_zpspa3xrfg8.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Puente%20de%20Espana%201907_zpspa3xrfg8.jpg.html)




Severe flooding damaged the bridge in 1914, and a replacement was opened in 1921. This was the Jones Bridge ( I ) - named after the principal author of the Philippine Autonomy Act assuring future independence. It was destroyed in WW II, then replaced by the present Jones Bridge ( II ).


The Jones Bridge, with the Post Office ( rebuilt 1946 ) in the background, is seen here from over 50 years ago :-



http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Jones%20Bridge%20Manila_zpssulwbmh2.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Jones%20Bridge%20Manila_zpssulwbmh2.jpg.html)

Michael Parnham
7th June 2017, 06:11
Beautiful set of photo's Alan, once again thank you:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
7th June 2017, 11:33
Beautiful set of photo's Alan, once again thank you:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Thanks Michael, appreciate your response :xxgrinning--00xx3:

SimonH
7th June 2017, 12:07
Nice one Alan,

Wonder if that comparatively modern looking building was a car park for the old post office :Erm:

Doc Alan
7th June 2017, 13:34
Nice one Alan,

Wonder if that comparatively modern looking building was a car park for the old post office :Erm:

Thank you Simon, I don't know the answer, but your suggestion seems good.

That view of Puente de Espana from the early 1900s is my latest acquisition ( from USA ), and probably my oldest postcard :smile:

Over 9,500 views so far is great, but I do also welcome responses ( appreciation OR correction ) :xxgrinning--00xx3:.

If you notice some earlier pictures are no longer available, it's to keep my " Photobucket " free store below maximum allowance :biggrin:.

bigmarco
7th June 2017, 15:17
Cracking thread Doc I'm sure most of us enjoy the pictures. Keep it up :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Doc Alan
7th June 2017, 17:46
Cracking thread Doc I'm sure most of us enjoy the pictures. Keep it up :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Thanks Marco :xxgrinning--00xx3:.

Doc Alan
19th June 2017, 11:11
This photo from the 1950s shows Quezon Boulevard, in Quiapo district, with Quiapo Church ( site of the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene ) visible on the left. Filipino drivers had only been driving on the right side of the road for less than 10 years ( since an Executive Order by then-President Sergio Osmena in March 1945 ) :-



http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj517/DocAlan/Quezon%20Boulevard%201950s_zpskyktjeup.jpg (http://s1265.photobucket.com/user/DocAlan/media/Quezon%20Boulevard%201950s_zpskyktjeup.jpg.html)