Saturday, December 15, 2007


Was crossing the overpass on Baclaran when I noticed that there were no vendors! This is impossible! A miracle! (okay, stop it already!) Anyway, this emboldened me to whip out my small camera instead take a photo of a quiet Baclaran highway at midnight. The first photo leads towards South of Manila - Las Piñas, Cavite, Tagaytay, Sucat, Muntinlupa. There used to be a community of DVD vendors on the sidewalk (yellow light side) but when MMDA decided to remove the Muslim community squatting on the empty land beside the highway, the vendors disappeared as well. Instead, they moved to the church side hence the busy look of the opposite side of the road.

This one leads to the north - Pasay, Manila and beyond.

Be it day or night, vendors and shops continue to make a killing in Baclaran. A 24-hour market, so to speak. Restaurants abound on this side and those fronting the Baclaran Church, the national shrine for Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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