This uneasy feeling made me want to revisit Intramuros the soonest possible. I want to see again the walled city 8 months after I left the place.
Intramuros on a Major Makeover
And so I did, I visited Intramuros today (Nov 24, 2012) and found out that it's undergoing a major makeover. Hopefully, more tourists will get attracted by this beautification project by the Intramuros Administration.
The first thing I noticed was the Maestranza wall reconstruction, I was just wondering what's taking them so long to finish this project. I read on an article somewhere (way back 2010) that the wall would be ready by January 2011, but up until now, it's not yet finished. According to that article, they're planning to turn the chambers of this curtain wall into cafes and galleries, would be very nice if completed.
|This is Maestranza Curtain wall, a portion of Intramuros wall that faces the north, along the Pasig River, adjacent to Fort Santiago. |
what's wrong in this project?? more than 2 years nang delay
|closed for quite some time now.|
|the building has fallen|
|Good thing the art deco at the entrance was spared in the demolition.|
|I searched for it on the internet when I got home, and found out that it's the oldest distillery in the country, founded by the Chinese businessman, Lim Tua Co. I'm not a drinker so I really don't know.|
|here's a panoramic shot of the Manila skyline seen from the wall, my favorite tambayan in Intramuros.|
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|undergoing a facelift eh?!|
|chiseling the pink coating|
|San Agustin Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|exposing the original adobe bricks|