October 22, 2006

Downtown Manila Photo '70s

Time is frozen in a single frame of film. Every bit of detail is perfectly captured by the camera lens. These photos take us back to those wonderful days when everything seemed so fresh and new, those days we wished would last forever. Relive those special moments in your life, and share your memories with Photo Nostalgia!

Our friend Sachiko sent us this amazing photo of store signs which we all remember seeing in downtown Manila in the '70s. She writes:

"This is where we used to shop during those days, when malls and big department stores that houses several movie houses was not yet the norm. There was Ever Emporium, C.O.D. and Alemar’s Bookstore to name a few. Ahh, and the movie theatres..Roxan, Avenue, Lords, Jennet and Galaxy theatres. I remember I was in my high school uniform,skipping classes, and along with my cousin Nancy,would watched movies after movies. Can’t help feeling sentimental. Can’t help feeling nostalgic."

Maraming salamat kay Sachiko. Check out Sachiko blogging from Japan at: http://www.sachikojp.com

Send your old photos to: nostalgiamanilamail[at]yahoo[dot]com and we'll feature it here on Photo Nostalgia.

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Noypetes said...

Next to Globe Theater in Raon was the Famous "Lumpia-an". Lumpiang sariwa and a cold soda after a double feature movie! Simpleng kaligayahan then.

Senor Enrique said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

I had also posted some pics but of today's Rizal Avenue:


Will check out Sachiko's site now!

watson said...

Parang pang-broadway yung mga signages ano? The old but prosperous Manila!

Ronald said...

Nice, nice website. Keep up the goodwork bro!

Ah, manila during my elementary days, we used to watch in Maxim theatre during those days.

sachiko said...

speaking of soda,sarsi ba during those days?

Hi from sachiko :)

Alex said...

Dont' forget meron pang Good Earth Emporium sa Avenida at Opera Theater and Revolving Tower sa Quiapo, which I forgot the name..

Anonymous said...

Hey, I recall, di ba yung revolving tower eh SM na ngayon. Tama ba ko?

Khaled said...

ano ba naman kayo, kinalimutan nyo yata yung no. 1 na sinehan nung 70's CINERAMA at ang no. 1 emporioum. GOOD EARTH EMPORIUM kung saan mo maririnig ang mga pamaskong awiting ng Ray Connif singers tuwing magsho-shoping ka.

Harabas said...

Meron pa bang Alemar's bookstores?

wayne moises said...

My favorite is Coke Pepsi & Royal Tru Orange became merienda together with snack chips & cookies especially for all & the family. Thanks! From:Wayne

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