D147. Janv 25 . Life in Intramuros

Today, I’ve spent my day hanging around intramuros, the historical district of Manila.
While tourists are photographing rocks, ancient churches and castles, the locals are having a life on their own inside the old city walls.

Cats also seem to have a life on their own, and those five are trying to find a way to do so.

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A little bit later, I’ve found a bench of students in rehearsal, may be fans of American Idols ?

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Meanwhile, just on the other side of the fence, the local gentry was playing golf, probably on the only available green piece of land of Manila.

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At the entrance of the citadel, some real buildings, with real people.

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And where some kids did teach me how to play the top (toupie).

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On the very opposite side of the fortress, a very big building…

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… This is where the local daily is printed, the Manila Bulletin.

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The newspaper is regarded by many for being pro-administration regardless of whoever is in power and also for its optimistic and non-sensational journalism !

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It is the largest national newspaper by circulation. Founded in 1900 – by a Swiss expatriate – it is also the second-oldest.

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