I’d see you passing by, usually in a hurry, unmindful of the beauty that once shone from where I stood. I used to be the muse whom great artists drew inspiration from – to translate poetry into architecture, history into prose. Now, I am but a backdrop to that which connects two disjointed structures with the representation of education and truth-seeking cutting through the narrative. I’d see you, but not a lot of you see me. My beauty used to be captivating, now I fade behind wires and shadows and I am on the way to forgetting how sunlight felt like.
– Manila looking through the many eyes of what used to be arhictectural gems
(This series was featured in my Facebook Page beginning on the 10th day before I my resignation from my Manila employment became effective. This uncut version pays homage to my love affair with the capital. Not all lovers are given the chance to say goodbye. This is my attempt to chronicle her beauty. #10DaysOfManilaUncut )