Gallery: Check out these colorized photos of old Manila

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by Paolo Chua for Esquiremag.ph | May 1, 2020
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Nothing compares to Manila back in its heyday. For now, the only way that we can travel back in time to see what Manila looked like when it was called the Paris of the East is through digital colorized photos. From lost structures and better-dressed citizens, here’s a glimpse into life in old Manila.

1890s: Old Quiapo Church

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1898: The Puente de España or the Bridge of Spain

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1900s: A Binondo scene

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1900s: A group of children next to the Pasig River

1900: Two fruit vendors

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1901: A Manila shopping district

1904: Filipino men ahead of a cockfight

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1908: A scene outside the Manila Cathedral

1911: Vendors on a Manila street

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1923: Children receiving child welfare work

’30s: A group of folk dancers

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’30s: Paco Railway Station

1935: Cars parked outside the San Augustine Church

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1945: Filipino school children in class

1945: Community members practicing bayanihan

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1949: A busy street in Quiapo, Manila

1949: War-damaged University of the Philippines Manila

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1949: Filipino boy and a dog

’50s: Jeepneys parked in front of billboards

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1954: A marketplace in Manila

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