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Escolta (Santa Cruz, Manila)

Posted by admin on July 29, 2006

At the far end of Escolta is one of the most beautiful streetscapes in the city with two breathtaking pre-World War II buildings facing each other: the Regina Building and the Perez-Samanillo. The former has a neo-Classical air akin to the government buildings in New Delhi. The latter is a masterpiece of Philippine Art Deco architecture. It was designed by Juan Luna’s son, Andres Luna de San Pedro. One can detect in this splendid edifice touches of Angkor and even Meso-American motifs.

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12 Responses to “Escolta (Santa Cruz, Manila)”

  1. Juanita Gorgona said

    I am moving to BF Homes

  2. sustagengeno said

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ! :)

  3. sustagengeno said

    ang pinakasikat sa place sa maynila hahahahaha malapet ito sa amin
    paboritong gawin shooting place !

  4. eastocean09 said

    mga PMI dyan Musta

  5. MICHAEL JOHN said

    my connection b’yn s NOLI

  6. linny said

    a historical place in our country…,,oh..yes..!!!a wonderfull town in phil……regards to an old friend toto de la cruz,he is working here…

  7. chaiy said

    cno ung gay na prof sa customs?????

  8. chaiy said

    kelangan ko ng sgot imd8ly…cuz its important..hope my mag mgndang loob…

  9. [...] Almost forgot my Tuesday post, that’s how crazy this day was, what with massive rainstorms and traffic jams and buses falling off highways.  Good thing I have a ready sketch to put up!  Had a sketchcrawl with the Urban Sketchers Philippines group last Saturday, touring Escolta street in Manila and sketched the Regina building.  On Escolta: [...]

  10. escolta is like P.X. STORE….MONEY CHANGER..YOU ALWAYS HEAR MR. DOLLAR OR YEN.THAT WAS ON LATE 60S & 70S..TAKE A RIDE ON CALESA TO SEE THE CHINATOWN…I LOVE ESCOLTA…

  11. escolta is formerly business district of manila

  12. baby allbano said

    I was born in Sta. Cruz, Manila Philippines.
    Escolta was the best shopping area in Manila.
    Rich people do their shopping there, shoes, handbags, clothes etc.
    The best theater was Capitol Theater in Escolta and had a wonderful memories when I was a 14-16yr. old.

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