9 shocking then and now photos of Manila

9 shocking then and now photos of Manila

Long before skyscrapers and huge establishments occupy the beautiful and historic Manila, the traffic-free and pollution-free city has been a home for people of the Philippines, living the best of their lives.

As time passed by, drastic changes occurred in several parts of Manila which either made people grateful of regretful. Here are shocking before and after photos of the city many call home:

1. Tandang Sora Avenue - During the 70's this part of Manila looks like some part of Luzon's rural area's. However, after several road constructions, it's now one of the main roads in the city.

THEN:

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Tandang Sora before (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

NOW:

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Tandang Sora now (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

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2. Jones Bridge - Before, carriages used to pass through Jones Bridge but now, it's all smoke-emitting vehicles.

THEN:

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Jones Bridge before (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

NOW:

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Jones Bridge now (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

3. Ayala Avenue - Christmas lights illuminate Ayala Avenue during the Christmas season in the 1960's but now, headlamps from vehicles caught up in traffic are the lights illuminating the avenue.

THEN:

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Ayala Avenue before (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

NOW:

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Ayala Avenue now (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

4. EDSA - Who would have thought that the road which causes rage from motorists was once full of green fields?

THEN:

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EDSA before (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

NOW:

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EDSA now (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

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5. Luneta - It used to be a place for our National hero Dr. Jose Rizal but now, "photo bomber" establishments block the once beautiful view of the park.

THEN:

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Luneta before (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

NOW:

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Luneta now (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

6. Pasig - People used to wash their clothes in the crystal-clear river but now, no one could even stomach diving in its moss-colored water.

THEN:

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Pasig before (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

NOW:

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Pasig now (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

7. Taft Avenue - Taft used to have the "province feels" but now, the avenue submerges in floodwater during the rainy season.

THEN:

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Taft before (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

NOW:

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Taft now (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

8. Binondo - The then wide carriage crowded Binondo is now full of vehicles and establishments.

THEN:

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Binondo before (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

NOW:

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Binondo now (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

9. Rizal Avenue - A then wide road is now a crowded avenue full of stores and huge trucks.

THEN:

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Rizal Avenue before (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

NOW:

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Rizal Avenue now (Photo from buzzfeed.com)

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