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.
A little bit later, I’ve found a bench of students in rehearsal, may be fans of American Idols ?
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.
At the entrance of the citadel, some real buildings, with real people.
And where some kids did teach me how to play the top (toupie).
On the very opposite side of the fortress, a very big building…
… This is where the local daily is printed, the Manila Bulletin.
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 !
It is the largest national newspaper by circulation. Founded in 1900 – by a Swiss expatriate – it is also the second-oldest.