Monday, December 10, 2007

Vote for your favorite Manila icon!

Here's our Manila icons!

Manila Cathedral

Erected on 1578, this is actually the sixth version of the cathedral. After countless natural disasters plus the Second World War, the Manila Cathedral still stands as the ecclesiastical seat of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.

Manila Central Post Office

The grandest of all neo-classical buildings in the entire metro. Enough said.

GT Tower

Manila's most iconic skyscraper. Every other Makati skyscraper pales in comparison with this edgy building. If it's only a supertall, it would have been more iconic.

CCP Theatre

Before the Esplanade, this was Southeast Asia's most beautiful culture and arts center. Modernism at its finest. When I say modern, i didn't mean futuristic, or space age-y.

Rizal Monument

It's like, "What is Manila without Rizal Monument?!"

The Greatest Malay the world had produced (according to Dr. Mahatir Mohammad, BTW)and his century-old monument is definitely M-A-N-I-L-A.

take your pick!

3 Responses to “Vote for your favorite Manila icon!” said...
December 12, 2007 at 1:24 PM

I like the Manila Cathedral!

Jake Tornado said...
December 13, 2007 at 10:14 PM

Two are definitely phallic symbols...I won't point them to you now...(lols)...

Just a thought. The "Great Malay" is a mason. Compare the obelisk behind him with that in Washington. Creepy eh?

curbside_puppet said...
December 14, 2007 at 7:36 AM

JAKE: i don't mind the masons though.

As a Mormon, some people, most especially the former ones, have compared our works and rituals (yeah, rituals) to the freemasons.

I guess the "creepy" thing about it is that, it's quite a secret society. But I tell you, the most commercialized and "safe" of the things around us have even dark and scary secrets.

i don't know if you're feeling me though...

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