Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day02 - Exploring Manila

The students who are part of the Pacific Rim Project had a tour around Manila as their orientation to the Philippines and the Filipino culture.

The idea was to give them a sense of the patterns, icons, history, colors and other elements that make the Philippines what it is, and hopefully incorporate these in their ideas for the design of the Pacific Rim Friendship Park in the Philippines.

First stop was at the Chinese Cemetery, the second oldest cemetery in Manila and was the resting place of Chinese citizens who were denied burial in Catholic cemeteries during the Spanish period.

Then they visited La Loma, the lechon capital in the country where they saw a lot of roasted pigs diplayed on the streets.

Then a walk to the famous Chinatown in Binondo, Manila.

The last stop was at Intramuros where they spent the rest of the afternoon sketching

and enjoying the view - and smell? :-) - of the Pasig River.

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