Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Quiapo Church

The old Quiapo Church before which itenerant traders set their stalls on fiestas. Emerging from mass, congregations shop about for bargains, anything from a dollar watch to a fighting cock. Coming toward you here is a carabao cart loaded with lumber. Two wheeled horse drawn carriages ply for hire. Every aspect is old Manila except for the automobile parked before the church doors, the telephone poles and the girl in zipper dress.

Photo credit: National Geographic

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful building and I can imagine the sights,sounds and even the smells of the stallholders.

    What sights you have seen my dear - and what memories you have!