Saturday, June 18, 2016

Manhattan Cafe Manila (1920s)

The Manhattan Cafe in Manila, photographed around 1920. Note the capiz shell saloon doors

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Good bye Harrson Plaza!

We came across word that Harrison Plaza, a mall built in the 1976, is going to give way to a new development.
It was the first mall of its kind in Metro Manila.

The area where the mall was built was named after Francis Burton Harrison. He was Governor-General of the Philippines from 1913 to 1921 and advocated for and oversaw the process of Filipinization, or the transfer of authority to Filipinos in the United States territory's Insular Government to better prepare for independence.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Ayala ave. Makati. Rizal 1969

Azcarraga Street Manila 1910

Harrison Road Baguio City 1910

Pines Hotel Baguio 1910

1960s Photo of Insular Life Building on Ayala Avenue

Japanese Soldiers in Manila Enjoying Icecream, World War II

Malolos Rail Station of Manila - Dagupan Railroad. Circa 1900

UP Manila in Ruins, World War II

Quiapo Church in Ruins, Fall of Manila (1945)

Quiapo Church in Ruins, Fall of Manila 1945

Kalinga headhunter displays prized trophy (1900)

Kalinga warrior (1900) showing his prized possession, the head of an enemy.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ferdinand Marcos, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier 1975 Thrilla In Manila

Sept. 18, 1975, file photo, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, left, applauds as challenger Joe Frazier, right, makes some remarks about world champion Muhammad Ali, second from left, during their call on Marcos at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines. 

Ali Mall In Cubao Quezon City

Ali Mall was built by the Araneta, one of the Philippines' richest and powerful clans, to commemorate Muhammad Ali's Thrilla in Manila. It is still open today and is visited by thousands of mall goers.

Muhammad Ali Visits Manila

Photo of Muhammad Ali posing with Filipino kids on a jeep, a publicity piece for The Thrilla In Manila.