Intramuros, Fort City of Manila


INTRAMUROS, the old capital of Manila, was built in 1571. It remains a monumental, if ruined, relic of the Spanish period in Philippine history. It is a city within a city, separated from the rest of Manila by its crumbling walls.

Most Filipinos visit this site during a school field trip. One of the reasons why I love lomography is that it makes me really interested and reconnected with places/things I’ve taken for granted such as this beautiful walled city! So armed with my Holga, I went to Intramuros and toured the city by foot, under the hot hot heat of the sun. It was definitely an adventure I would never thought I would enjoy 10 years ago. I was just amazed by its rich history and its beauty!

Aside from the ruins and the old buildings there are other elements in this walled city that can be captured! I especially enjoyed taking pictures of the people hanging out, the vendors and the children. Animals were also a favorite! There were cats lounging around and horses who waited to pull the carriages.

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written by ak47lomogurl on 2010-02-23 in #world #locations #old-buildings #spanish-architecture #intramuros #walled-city


  1. ifisheye
    ifisheye ·

    are those a pair of sanuk s you are wearing in the first picture? i think they are

  2. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    i wanna go back here just to lomo it up!

  3. ak47lomogurl
    ak47lomogurl ·

    @ifisheye the model was wearing crocs' "santa cruz" :)
    @cinzinc, i know! there are so many angles and ways to shoot intramuros!

  4. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    i just went there last week ! Cool place! Nice writeup!!

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    Wonderful shots ! And very stylish model ! 8-)

  6. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    lomographer was here

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