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Manila: Walking Tour of Luneta (Rizal Park) and Baywalk
After the Paco cemetery visit, we again walked towards Luneta but stopping by Wendys on T.M. Kalaw St where I ordered my favorite-- BMM!
The sun's already setting by this this time making taking pictures more enjoyable due to the lighting evidenced by the photo of Lapulapu (the rear guard of Jose Rizal) with children included to add scale.
nearing the time of the golden sun, we pushed forward to baywalk by hailing a cab to catch the famous sunset (that I never got tired of) where we saw the QTV event and a bunch of photographers (probably a class)
the former Arsenic mayor of Manila sitting on the bench
next, we experimented again with long exposure using the posts at the middle of Roxas blvd as tripod since both of us were too lazy to bring our own tripods. We couldn't get a better perspective as a result of our "indolence."
after 11 hours of walking, cab/jeepney rides and taking pictures, we decided to go home tired and weary yet satisfied with our "historic" journey most Filipinos would not even dare do.
Below is a map of Manila and the route we took from Quiapo to Baywalk
Baywalk is a better place for me this time with "less commercialization." It's good that joggers and promenaders can now enjoy the place the way it used to be. What's lacking with the place this time is the consistent police visibility that should discourage petty criminals preying on unsuspecting baywalk visitors...
hi there...coming to visit d philippines soon.been there once,last year, but din manage to travel a lot..anyways,where does dat 1st pic located??dat huge statue?...as well as d other pics dat beach pics n the nightime pics...where is it at???n thanx 4 ur reply on how to go to manila ocean park,dat was me n i found it useful....will b stayng at d riviera mansion,tq.
anonymous, that first picture is in Luneta (rizal park) too very near manila ocean park and less than 15 minutes from your hotel. that "beach" pic taken on the so called Baywalk along Roxas Blvd and actually walking distance from your hotel :P