Manila, Queen of the Pacific 1938

This embed-allowed video was sourced from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvpbsyNcI3I

A Tour of Manila, Philippines in the 1930s. Footage from this film is available for licensing from www.globalimageworks.com


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10 thoughts on “Manila, Queen of the Pacific 1938

  1. […] He’s right: the video can now be easily tagged as VIRAL (though I found it odd he posted the link to the video on this site, not on Mutliply). Jay Javier, my photography mentor who put up the video on our forum, told me he […]

  2. Roger Villanueva says:

    Hi Rain. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful video. It is so BEAUTIFUL and educational. May God bless the Philippines and the Filipinos and the world we live in. May you find grace in the sight of the Lord. You are a friend indeed, because you have shared unselfishly what you have. Parang nakita ko na rin ang Manila-1938, the queen city of the Pacific. Fantastic…

    Cheers,
    RogerV

  3. thanks Rain for your excellent piece of work in putting together this rare vintage multimedia video-
    flick about Manila circa late 1930’s. i was transported to a bygone era of Philippine history, like
    a time-warped experience that elicit indescribable awe, wonderment and incredible puzzlement all at
    the same time. from stories related to me by my parents, uncles and aunts during their heyday in
    Manila and drawing from my own experience growing up there and indelible impressions made after
    numerous visits since i moved abroad, i attest to it’s unique character and flavor evident in our/
    or Filipinos’ psyche, sense of style, art and culture. it’s a view of beautiful Manila which i’ve
    never seen and will never ever see. thanks again for sharing this vintage film…’mabuhay’…
    Oscar Castaños

  4. rain says:

    Please note that I was just informed about this video on Youtube and shared it.

    I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ITS PRODUCTION, OR RE-PRODUCTION TO ITS CURRENT FORMAT.

  5. kevin isiah navalta says:

    people people people of the philippines or any of philippine decent….although much of the glamorous pre war structures are destroyed, unpreserved, ruined, abondoned(tanduay street, jai alai,tramvia’s, burnham mansions,san nicolas church) ….not to mention all the civilian’s lives costs!(orphans, women, clergymen etc.)….but in either way…let us look at the bright side!….i took a downtown trip to manila and took photographs of nostalgic places with my digital cam and comparing to them to the old version here in my computer…

    EXAMPLES:

    San sebastian church: REPAINTED
    National Museum: REFURBISHED
    Luneta Hotel: ON GOING RENOVATION
    Luneta Fountains: Planning
    Pasig River: CLEANING UP
    Paterno House: REPAINTED
    Intramuros Houses: RENOVATED

    HERE ARE SOME PICS….

    ALL IS NOT LOST, I AM OPTIMISTIC THAT WE CAN REVIVE EVERYTHING!!!

  6. kevin isiah navalta says:

  7. kevin isiah navalta says:

    wait a minute….where the goddamn hell are the pics?!

  8. rain says:

    kevin isiah navalta: the links you put are not pulling up the images.

  9. kevin isiah navalta says:

    yah! i know! what is happening?!

  10. rain says:

    kevin isiah navalta: You are not getting the proper code from your Photobucket album photos for embedding.

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