On My Way To the Airport---A Quick Manila Tour

Traffic has been a major concern when planning to go around in Metro Manila. Whenever I'm vacationing in Manila, I can only go to one or two places because of the travel time. 

Since we were anticipating the usual Monday morning traffic going to the airport, my dad decided to take a more scenic route. Instead of going through EDSA, he drove all the way to Manila from Quezon City in order to reach NAIA Terminal 3. It was a circuitous way but it was more fun and fulfilling especially if you're a history-lover. 

Manila City Hall Clock Tower, City Planning by Daniel Burnham

I took these pictures while being a front seat passenger and using my Samsung Galaxy S Duos phone which has a 5-megapixel camera. 
I just adjusted the camera setting to the Sports mode in order to hopefully have good results.

I actually had a pleasant time taking these pictures since it took me back to my childhood days when my parents would drive us around the city while telling us the various histories of the places that we visited. It's nice to sometimes take a step back and just enjoy the ride.

Manila has greatly changed but you can still see some remnants of the bygone city. Happy memories were brought back to the forefront during that drive to the airport. 

Espana Avenue

Liwasang Bonifacio also known as the HQ for Philippine Post Office
The historic Plaza Miranda

Quiapo Church, the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene

One of the entrances to the Intramuros

Juan Luna Memorial Statue 

The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Memorial Statues with the Manila Hotel at the Background

Boardwalk, Roxas Boulevard