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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.
    lapu-lapu monument

    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)

    arsenio lacson
    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

    thus ended the tour of the flightless tutubi!

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    posted by GingGoy @ 6:18 PM,


    At Dec 26, 2006, 12:44:00 AM, Blogger GENIUS IS JUST ANOTHER MOUSE! said...

    Wasnt this painted gold or something to that effect before?

    At Apr 4, 2007, 9:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I miss the walks in Luneta when I was in Pinas!


    At Oct 5, 2008, 4:06:00 PM, Blogger dodong flores 도동 플로오리스 said...

    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...

    At Nov 1, 2009, 9:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    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? 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.

    At Nov 1, 2009, 9:32:00 AM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    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


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