Sunday, October 15, 2006

MANILA'S UNDERPASSES




Underpass in Quiapo. Sorry for the blurred shots. Taken in the evening and this is Quiapo after all (still, not an excuse). The network of underpasses are collectively called Lacson Underpass after Mayor Arsenio Lacson, probably Manila's most famous mayor (his statues can be found in several places around the city, the latest being that on Roxas Boulevard where he is depicted reading a broadsheet). Diosdado Macapagal was the President of the Philippines when Lacson was Mayor of Manila.

These lagusans (passageways), commissioned in the 1960's, connect Hidaldo, Escaldo and Arlegui streets to Carriedo and Villalobos, both of which bring you to the historic Plaza Miranda and Quiapo Church across the highway, Quezon Boulevard.







4 comments:

Ben said...

I visited your country for a couple of weeks about 8 years ago and love it. Looking at your pictures of Manila make me wish for another visit.

Citizen of the World said...

Ben, thanks so much for dropping by. I do hope you can visit again soon. :-)

tupa said...

wow lakas ng loob mo dude hehe

Citizen of the World said...

Tupa, kaya nga Guts. Grit. Gumption. ang name ng blog ko, eh. hehe! I was hoping to check out your photos but the connection at work was so slow. Next time. !

Thanks for visiting po!