MALATE EVENINGS

Yesterday being a holiday, I took an experimental walk to two contrasting places in the metro, Makati City and Quiapo. Contrasting since one is strikingly opposite in many aspects to the other. Makati being the central business district, Quiapo the center of underground economy.

Makati is to upscale sector as Quiapo is to the reduced. The list goes on.

The idea was simple. Idiotic in fact. To see and appreciate how easy it is to do street photography in Quiapo, as set side by side with Makati where almost any type of photography is tabooed.

Banned.

No-no.

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Then in between Makati and Quiapo is a nicer place, in order and demeanor.

Goodnight Malate.

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9 thoughts on “MALATE EVENINGS

  1. MOST UNFORTUNATELY, THOSE PLACES THAT I HAVE BEEN LIKE ANTHOLOGY, DEMATESE, SIDE BAR AND THE POPULAR BED ROCK ARE … GONE. BLUE ROOM LOCATED ALONG JULIO NAKPIL IS THE ONLY REMAINING PUB FOR YUPPIES. IT THE FORMER JAZZ RHYTM

    1. I know how you feel Marc. My heart bled too when Anthology closed down. None has been as cool as the place till now. Or maybe I havent been going out lately. Blue Room is okay. But more bars are shutting down. I think we’re losing the spirit of the place.

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