Photographers

“THEIPHONETRAVELLER” Instagram Moment: A View Of The World’s Oldest Chinatown, Manila, Philippines

“THEIPHONETRAVELLER” Instagram Moment: A View Of The World’s Oldest Chinatown, Manila, Philippines

by THEIPHONETRAVELLER

FullSizeRender (38)

As I stood at the water’s edge of Fort Santiago, a citadel first built by Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi – I couldn’t help but notice the buildings across the water reflect so vividly on the river. This was caused by the epic sunset and what can only be described as the day’s best light. I was quickly informed by my guide Victor that we were infact staring at the “Binodo” – a toponym derived from the archaic spelling of the Tagalog term “binondoc” or mountainous, referring to Binodo’s originally hilly terrain.

The Chinese traded in the Philippines long before the Spanish,. However the founding of what is now known as the world’s oldest Chinatown (1594) was a product of the Spanish colonial policy towards the Chinese population. Rich in history and culture, this area has seen a resurgence in design whilst still maintaining it’s heritage and authenticity. I was delighted to capture her from across the river, so we can marvel at her beauty.

To see more of my work, please follow at: https://www.instagram.com/theiphonetraveller/

 

 

THEIPHONETRAVELLER Author

THEPHONETRAVLLER is an Instagram photo journalist whose passion for travelling the globe is equally fueled by his ability to capture his adventures on his trusty iPhone. All photos are taken by his iPhone and his growing popularity on Instagram is testament to the wonderful photographs he takes with his phone. You will find him talking about his photos and that of his Instagram friends.

Leave a comment