1-16th June 2006
sprawling metropol - home to 10 million people
there's a lot of poverty next door to oppulence
* just like home *
The world's longest Zebra Crossing festooned by the national colours
originate from WWII left-over Jeeps - and provide the bulk of public transport.
Elaborately and individually decorated,
they chug their routes stopping wherever necessary for a fare.
building seemingly abandoned amongst the grid-locked streets of Manila
The 1920's Metropolitan Theater
an Art Deco delight, and one of the few buildings to survive The Battle for Manila
Marcos ruled the city,
the Cultural Center of the Phlippines
was one of her grand plans and opened in 1966
at a time when she was suffering from a so-called "edifice complex"
SMS-text is almost the de-facto means of communication