10 December, 2010

Philippine Blog Awards 2010


Last December 8th, I received an email from the Philippine Blog Awards team informing me that this blog has been officially nominated for the Best Hobby & Recreation Blog. It would be the second time that this blog is nominated.

Fellow bloggers, see you on Sunday at the awards night. Good luck to all!

06 December, 2010

M1504: Manila Tourist Spots Multiview Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

This multiview postcard shows "tourist spots" in Manila. The images in the card are postcards as well, some of which I do not have in my collection.

The back of the postcard reads:
Left, top to bottom: Roxas Boulevard with its refreshing cool breeze; Malacanang Palace; the City Hall of Manila


Center: Aerial view of the long stretch of Roxas Boulevard

Right, top to bottom: The world renowned sunset of Manila Bay; the Luneta Park; Manila Post Office (and Jones Bridge)

M1504: Manila Tourist Spots Multiview Postcard

05 December, 2010

M1501: Multiview Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

This multiview postcard shows "tourist spots" in the country. The images in the card are postcards as well.

The back of the postcard reads:
Left, top to bottom: The Banawe Rice Terraces of the Mt. Province; Sunset at Manila Bay, famous for its beauty; the Chocolate Hills of Bohol

Center: Map of the Philippines

Right, top to bottom: The scenic Mines View Park in Baguio City; the perfect coned Mayon Volcano of Albay; Moro Vintas of Mindanao

M1501: Philippine Beauty Spots Multiview Postcard

04 December, 2010

M1399: Manila Aerial View Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

This is a closeup view of the M1396 postcard, showing the Department of Finance building (now the National Museum) with the clock tower of the Manila City Hall in the background.

M1399: Manila Aerial View Postcard

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03 December, 2010

M1398: Baguio Fruit Market Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

I believe the market shown in the postcard is the Baguio City Market in the late 60's. If not, it could be just one of the many stalls scattered all around the city.

In 2008, the market had 38 permanent sections, 1,835 permanent stalls, 1,687 temporary stalls and over 1,000 ambulant vendors. Sold here are items such as fruits (strawberries) and vegetables from La Trinidad, woodcarvings from Ifugao, fresh and dried fish from Pangasinan, longganisa from Ilocos, and of course Baguio products like brittles, jams and textiles. Whether you are wanting to buy fresh vegetables for your salad or souvenir items for your friends, the city market is a place to go.

The back of the postcard reads:
Baguio Fruit Market

M1398: Baguio Fruit Market Postcard

Actually the market is now over a hundred years old. The original Baguio market building was inaugurated in 1908. In a 1907 Commission Report, the building is to be situated in the business section and to be constructed entirely of Benguet pine, the columns being of specially selected heart pine, with an amount of the appropriation of P5000. The stone market was demolished, and the buildings inaugurated in 1952, 1955 and 1958 are the only remaining links to the old Baguio market.

SOURCES:
Eighth Annual Report of the Philippine Commission to the Secretary of War 1907 Part 2: Appendix D, Report of the Consulting Architect, p. 388
Hometown Snapshots

02 December, 2010

M1397: Nalinac Beach Sunset Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows tourists having fun in the water while enjoying the majestic sunset at the Nalinac Beach Resort in Brgy. Paringao, Bauang, La Union.

The back of the postcard reads:
Sunset in Nalinac Beach, Bauang, La Union

M1397: Nalinac Beach Sunset Postcard

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01 December, 2010

M1396: Manila Aerial View Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

Several Manila landmarks can be seen in this postcard. The main road is the
Maria Y. Orosa Street that leads to Padre Burgos Street. Yes, without traffic! Straight ahead are the Bastion de San Andres and the Revelin de Recoletos in Intramuros (now Aurora Gardens).

On the right are the AGRIFINA Circle and
the Department of Finance building (now the National Museum), with the clock tower of the Manila City Hall in the background.

M1396: Manila Aerial View Postcard

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