February 10, 2007

Pre-WWII Old Manila Film Footage

Sift through this magic chest of amazing vintage photographs! Take a peek and let them transport you back to a time almost lost forever. Discover places you've never been, or revisit the places you always thought you knew; that is until you see what these places used to look like! Travel back in time and rediscover the Philippines.


Ever wondered what Manila looked like before the war? These are stills which were taken from this beautiful black and white film footage of Pre-WW II Manila. This is a great video you must see! Let's see if you recognize the various places in the film.




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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, manila was so beautiful. thanks so much for posting this. my lola would have loved to see this. good work!

Ronald said...

Such a wonderful video. I have forwarded it to all my family. Thank you.

dunethunder said...

This is Great!!!!!Thumbs up to you dude!!!!

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Anonymous said...

Manila looked so beautiful. Ang luwag pa.

jhay said...

my grandparents would really love to see this video. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

The video clip was so beautiful. Thanks so much for posting this.

Linnor said...

this is awesome! i loved the clip! thanks for posting the link ;)

Vince said...

Most young people today don't really realize that Manila before the war was one of the most beautiful and progressivley modern cities in Asia, comparabale to the great cities of the world like New York and Paris. The war changed all that. The Japanese razed the city and the Americans bombed it in an effort to drive the japanese out. This is why it's important to have a strong and vigilantly prepared armed forces to defend the nation against would be invaders, because before the war, nobody thought the Japanese could ever muster up the strength to invade and much less occupy the Philippines, especially with the might of the US Military protecting it, but of course, that turned out to be a false assumption.

Anonymous said...

parang ang linis ng pasig river!

Densho said...

want Manila to go back to its old glory?

Pick up your trash and follow traffic rules!

This was a great footage, by the way. hehehe

Kaye said...

Wow!!! Who knew Manila had trams? This video is just magnificent. Thanks so much for sharing.

arpee lazaro said...

i couldn't recognize any of the places in the video. may naliligo pa dun, di ko alam kung san yun. kudos pa rin sa blogger. tyaga mo chong!

RoadSiren21 said...

for kaye: yeah manila used to have trams! it would be nice if they continued it like what they have in modern day san francisco, california.

a little trivia: guess what company ran those trams in manila? it was the Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company! Better known today as MERALCO..

for NM: your site rocks! i've been spending hours browsing it and i still can't get enough of it.. keep it up!

Nostalgia Manila said...

RoadSiren21,

Ha! It's nice to know that someone knows that little piece of trivia. Kids today have no clue that MERALCO is actually an acronym. Good for you! Thanks very much for all the kind words. Glad you're enjoying yourself here. Spending more time going through the archives in this site is a lot of fun. There's just so much to discover! Kulang pa ang isang oras :)

More to come! Stay tuned!



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