Sunday, November 27, 2011

" Manila Metropolitan Theatre "

It was once a respectable and distinguished establishment called The Metropolitan Theatre.
Designed by Juan Arellano during 1930's.
I did some post awhile back, but from afar, see here.

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Looking closely at its patterns and details.
Beautiful Art Deco leftovers in this structure, as molds and mildew starts proliferating.
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almost 6 months after, the place is clearly abandoned,
the structure, dilapidated than ever and worst,
housed by vagrants and illegal settlers.
A pity that until now, it has been overlooked by the government.

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7 comments:

  1. These are great images of a wonderful place Arabesque. It is a pity to see it like that.

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  2. Such a shame, it looks gorgeous under the mildew

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  3. what a sad fate for a really beautiful structure.

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  4. Oh that is such a shame Arabesque. You can see under the decay that it was once and still is to some degree, a very beautiful building! Hopefully at some point in the future it will be renovated. So well documented here for us Arabesque, nice work!

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  5. With all honesty, I've never been to this place during my colleges days. It is such a shame that our government is neglecting such beautiful building. Hopefully matapos na ang Pnoy-GMA issue at pagtuunan na lang ang mga importanteng bagay.

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  6. What a shaame for this beautiful building. I guess the inside must also be (have been?) something! You must start a campaign for saving it; this is maybe the first step! :-)

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  7. trekking your amazing photos!!! thank you for inspiring people especially an amateur photographer like me! keep it up!

    ...TREK...

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thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)

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