What would the posts be like if social media existed during Old Manila days?

Check out these motoring photos
by Vernon B. Sarne | Jan 24, 2016

Old Manila

Don't know about you, but we're fascinated with old, black-and-white motoring photographs. Particularly if the setting is Old Manila from the '40s to the '60s. There's just something about automobiles in those days, not to mention the more beautiful and less congested landscape.

We stumbled upon this Flickr account of photographer John Tewell, and found these images that are simply too charming not to share. There are more where these came from, we guarantee you.

Meanwhile, we wonder: What if social media--Facebook in particular--existed in those decades? How would people caption these pictures? We give it a try...

Photos by John Tewell

 

Old Manila

Getting the hardbound copy of 'From Here To Eternity'! #BookShopping

 

Old Manila

Manong driver is the coolest. I left my abaniko,
and he chased me just to return it. #ThereIsHope

 

Old Manila

Saw these beasts today. One day... #DreamBig

 

Old Manila

Helped change this truck's flat tire. #RestoringFaithInHumanity

 

Old Manila

Dear Top Gear, so many douchebags who do not
know how to park properly. #majorlypissed

 

Old Manila

Tama bang harangan ng mga kabayo ang daanan? #roadcourtesy

 

Old Manila

Calesa in jeepney lane. Traffic constables just stood around
and didn't issue 10-centavo fine. #notfair

 

Old Manila

My new car has arrived! Thanks, dad! #feelinggrateful #blessed

 

Old Manila

Walked to work today. Stupid train broke down again. #PagingDOTC

 

Old Manila

Counter-flowing calesa caused a bit of bottleneck.
We need driver education. #BanTheHorses

 

Old Manila

Where the most expensive automobiles can be spotted. #WhereOurTaxesGo

 

Old Manila

Traffic came to a halt as these economic convention delegates
walked to their destination. #EpalGovernment

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Old Manila

Road trip with these guys! #fambam

 

Old Manila

Woohoo! Staycation during Holy Week rocks! #GhostTown

 

Old Manila

Saw this dude being harassed by towing personnel. Good thing his horse snapped to attention and fled. #lucky

 

Old Manila

First to get this top-of-the-line model, baby! #loaded

 

Old Manila

Sige lang, mag-fashion show kayo sa gitna ng kalye. #OOTD #pedestrians

 

Old Manila

Payday Friday! #traffic

 

Old Manila

I seldom rant on social media, but these jerks were
blocking the entrance to the supermarket. #insensitive

 

Old Manila

This corner has been transformed into a PUV terminal. #EverydayInconvenience

 

Old Manila

Gitgitan pa more! #nodiscipline

 

Old Manila

Ready for the Manila International Auto Show! #CarPornRacing

 

Old Manila

Riding bicycles is the way to go. #ShareTheRoad

 

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