Friday, May 19, 2006

SUNSET BOULEVARD

Manila, the City of our Affections, is bathed in a warm, comforting, orange-y glow during sunset. Some images for you:





9 comments:

Sidney said...

Nice series.
That nice building in the last picture seems to be empty. Is that along Roxas Blvd?

Citizen of the World said...

it is empty. it is being converted into a hotel. Beside it is a new (but still close) and very hip-looking hotel called G.

manilastreetwalker said...

checked out funky G-Hotel and I was inofrmed by the sekyus that it was being sold(!?!) It hasnt been opened yet!!

Sidney,

That empty building is the Admiral hotel..the last grand dame of Roxas boulevard...

Citizen of the World said...

OMG. Being sold?! I've been waiting for it to open!!! :-(

yes, that's the Admiral Hotel. The name escaped me during posting. it is done in an all-cream color scheme but is orange here because of the sunset.

Anonymous said...

I miss the B-B-Q Plaza at the Dewey.

You remember year when they have
b-b-q stalls at Dewey Blvd. when it gets dark?

Dylan Yap Gozum said...

Anonymous, I am surprised you called it the Dewey. When was the last time you were in the Philippines?

Yes, they still have the BBQ stalls there but there's a string of restaurants lining the beachfront now. You must come visit again!

paetechie said...

admiral hotel it is.

it's a historic hotel being the japanese headquarters during WW2 then by the Americans (Gen MacArthur) before the liberation

sell it but please don't demolish like the others

Citizen of the World said...

Indeed. Sana huwag na sirain. Please, can someone - any one - do something to band concerned citizens together to help prevent further demolitions?

Sheryllyne said...

To PAETECHIE!!! May I ask where you found that history about Admiral Hotel? We've been assigned by a part owner to reseaarch on its history. Please!!!!!! Thanks a lot!!!