Finally made it out to see some bands last night, 12 Monkeys Music Hall at Century City Mall in Makati. I only had my Sony RX100 with me and the place was packed so I couldn’t get anywhere near the stage, but I think I managed a couple of decent pics.
This is Philia:
This is Glaiza De Castro – more than 300,000 likes on Facebook and the crowd seemed to know all the words to every song.
I’ve been coming to Manila for 20 years and have driven through Intramuros, but I never had a chance to walk around there until this past weekend. Intramuros, aka the Walled City, is the oldest part of Manila, with some parts dating back to the 16th century. Much of it was damaged during World War II and it is on the Global Heritage Fund’s list of sites on the verge of irreparable loss. Here’s a few of the photos I took during our walk. It’s a truly beautiful place, not to be missed, and I hope to be able to spend more time there.
Wikipedia says: Taal Lake is a freshwater lake in the province of Batangas, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The lake fills Taal Caldera, a large volcanic caldera formed by very large eruptions between 500,000 and 100,000 years ago. It is the country’s third largest lake after Laguna de Bay and Lake Lanao. Volcano Island, the location of Taal Volcano’s historical eruptions and responsible for the lake’s sulfuric content, lies near the center of the lake. There is a crater lake on Volcano Island. Known as the Yellow Lake or the Main Crater Lake,it contains its own small island, Vulcan Point.
Here’s a couple of shots, still going to keep playing around a bit with them so possibly a few more in days to come.