Adaptive reuse: colonial house Tuason Residence is now Casa Real - biztraveltimes
Tuason Residence or popularly known as Sociego Mansion, which used to stand on Sociego Street in Sampaloc, Manila was transported piece by piece, rebuilt, and transformed into a colonial-era inspired events hall called Casa Real, a new addition to the commercial area of Acacia Estates, DMCI Homes’ sprawling development in Taguig City.
Manila Metropolitan Theater, 1930s, Manila, Philippines
This one of a kind snapshot picture is from a small (4×6 cm) 127 film negative that is in my personal collection. The Manila Metropolitan Theatre is an art deco building designed by the Filipino architect Juan M. de Guzman Arellano, and inaugurated on December 10, 1931, with a capacity of 1670 (846 lower, 116 in loge, and 708 in balcony). During the liberation of Manila by the United States and Filipino forces in 1945, the theatre was severely damaged, losing some of its roofing and walls…
Art Deco statue of the Manila Metropolitan Theater, by the Italian sculptor Francesco Riccardo Monti, who lived in Manila from 1930 until his death in 1958
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Fort Santiago main gate, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines c1930s
The gate looks good in this picture, better than it looks today. I wonder if there are any plans to refurbish it? This old original photograph is in my personal collection.
Luneta has been the site of some of the most significant moments in Philippine history . Among them are the execution of Dr. José Rizal on December 30, 1896, whose martyred death made him a hero of the Philippine Revolution. (It was officially renamed Rizal Park in tribute to him.); the Declaration of Philippine Independence from American rule on June 4, 1946; and the political rallies of Ferdinand Marcos and Corazon Aquino in 1986. source: en.wikipedia.org/
The Basilica Minore de San Sebastian, better known as San Sebastian Church, is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in Manila, the Philippines. It is the seat of the Parish of San Sebastian and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Completed in 1891, San Sebastian Church is noted for its architectural features. An example of the revival of Gothic architecture in the Philippines, it is the only all-steel church or basilica in Asia. It has also been implausibly reputed to be the first…