Sunday, July 19, 2015

Old Manila : Pearl of the Orient

This week wonder | wander | world goes back in time to explore the lush and luscious land of our birth - the Philippine Islands.

'La Banca' by Felix Resurrection Hidalgo [1876]

Featured are the old world images and recordings curated by Ian J.R. Andres on the Facebook page "Pearl of the Orient: Discover Old Philippines."

Schoolgirls in Native Dress, Manila, circa 1910
Colorized by Ed S. Sison
Image Source: John Tewell @ H. C. White Company

Through these rare vintage photographs and recordings of Filipino cultural heritage and history, we are treated to highlights of our past - captured in glorious flashing moments, both personal and iconic.

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