Wednesday, July 11, 2007


It all starts with a vision. Things can't happen until you see it first in your mind's eye. Or at least, that's what the artist Mariano believes in when he made these paintings of a "revitalized" downtown Manila. Great stuff, man. Check out Mariano's visions for a revitalized Gota de Leche in Quiapo (above).
A revitalized Jones Bridge (above).

And a revitalized Muella del Banco St., El Hogar Filipino Building and Citibank headquarters (above). Thanks for sending these pictures, Mariano. I have accompanied them with corresponding photographs from the early 20th century. Keep these dreams coming. Anyone else out there have any aspirations for our fair city that you would like to share?