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Hermogenes Reyes House (Malolos)

Posted by admin on January 13, 2008

The Reyes House in Malolos, Bulacan was built by the couple Hermogenes and Teodora Reyes in 1904. Located along Calle Electricidad (now F. T. Reyes Street), in Barangay Sto. Nino, just one block away from the Malolos Cathedral. Part of the “Malolos Heritage Town” National Historical Landmark. (Leo D. Cloma)

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Lino Reyes House (Malolos)

Posted by admin on January 13, 2008

Built by the couple Lino and Maria Reyes of Malolos, Bulacan, perhaps shortly after they were married in 1892. Progressively renovated and updated until the 1930s. The interiors appear to date mostly from the late 19th century, while the exterior, especially the roofline, seems more characteristic of the 1930s. Located along F. Estrella Street in the Malolos Poblacion, right across the side entrance of the Malolos Cathedral. Part of the “Malolos Heritage Town” in the NHI Index of Declared Historical Structures and Sites. (Leo D. Cloma)

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General Luna Street (Intramuros, Manila)

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

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Isabel II Monument (Intramuros, Manila)

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

Unveiled in 1860, the monument has been on this site since 1974. Isabel II was queen of Spain from 1833 to 1868.

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Puerta de Isabel II (Intramuros, Manila)

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

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Puerta Real (Intramuros, Manila)

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

Puerta Real was the royal gate that was reserved for stately processions, and a section of Intramuros’ moss-covered walls.

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Baluarte de San Diego (Intramuros, Manila)

Posted by admin on January 2, 2007

Designed and built by Jesuit priest Antonio Sedeno from 1586 to 1587, it is one of the oldest stone fortifications in Intramuros. Began as a circular fort called Nuestra Senora de Guia. Renovated in 1593 to join the walls of the city. Fort fell in disrepair and, in 1644, construction began for a new baluarte which was completed between 1653 and 1663. Resembling an ace of spades, it housed a foundry during the 18th century.

The baluarte was breached by British forces with cannon fire in 1762. Restored and strengthened after the British occupation but was damaged during the 1863 earthquake. It was destroyed during the Battler of Manila in 1945. Restoration began in 1979 and completed in 1992.  (Intramuros Administration)

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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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Fort Santiago (Intramuros, Manila)

Posted by admin on July 29, 2006

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Elcano Street (San Nicolas, Manila)

Posted by admin on July 28, 2006


Photo from Ivan ManDy

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