Saturday, May 12, 2012

Retrato Filipinas #10

Manila's destruction after the Liberation of Manila, late 1940s.
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John Tewell Photo Collection  

This photo was taken in the Manila Hotel. You can see the Legazpi-Urdaneta Monument undamaged, but the buildings in the background and even the Manila Hotel weren't so lucky. The Manila City Hall (2), the Legislative Building (3), the Bureau of Finance Bldg (4), and the Jai Alai Building (upper right) were all severely damaged because of the war. 

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