We’ve posted a few articles in the recent month showing photos of Manila way back then, when it was less populated and somewhat cleaner. There were less buildings and more trees, a sight most of us wish we could still see today.
These photos were posted by Columna Oli a few years ago, but we thought to re-share them anyway just to remind everyone of the beauty that is Manila. Who knows, maybe someday we could restore it to its natural beauty.
Disclaimer: These photos are NOT WhenInManila.com property, we are merely re-sharing it to spread the positive vibes. If you are the owner of any of these photos, please message us so we may properly credit you.
According to Columna, this photo of Manila Bay was taken from CCP Complex in 1970s
Intramuros was and still is very famous tourist spot
Look at how beautiful Pasig River was then
Jones Bridge to Escolta
According to the sharer, Columna, this photo is of Escolta from Jones Bridge, at the end of the road is the Sta Cruz Church
Escolta Manila in the ’60s
Avenida way back then! (it looks SOOO different!)
Coming from Taft Avenue after the Manila City hall approaching Lawton; bldg at the rightside is the Metropolitan Theater Manila (wala pa yung 3 fly overs..) – Columna Oli
Old Congress Building and Manila City Hall
Quiapo Church. Look how clean the streets were then
What I love most about all these pictures is that there was just so much green!! I hope someday Manila would return to its former beauty.
What do you guys think of these photos? Think Manila could still be restored to something similar or better? Share your thoughts below.