So, Intramuros is like a whole world different from the Metro Manila that surrounds it. The moment you come through the gate, you’ll be thrown into some little European town – with the sweltering tropical sun remains to burn you head out.
Just past the gate is the University of The City of Manila. I never knew a university could get that small. With the sudden growth in the number of oversized schools all over Malaysia in the past few years, this university here looks more like some little school to me.
Apart from the horse carriages, there are other means of transportation that are readily available to bring you around in this beautiful little city.
WE actually didn’t have any map of Intramuros with us so we just walked to follow our footsteps. The very first thing that caught MY eyes was this beautiful fusion of half-bricked an half-wooden building.
It was the greatest collection of wood crafts that I’ve seen in my entire life. They’ve got just about everything that hands can possibly craft up.Needless to say, I didn’t buy anything. I wasn’t really a good idea to carry a handcraft around. OK, I lied. I couldn’t afford to buy any of them. :-P
Out of the building, I got my very first glimpse of the San Agustin church looking so out of place with its striking color among low-toned buildings.
A wedding ceremony was just about to start so no visitors were allowed to come in. Jeez. Out of 360 days in a year, why did they choose to get married when I was there?! Grrrrrrr.
That was when I wanted to kill myself right in front of San Agustin Church. I cursed myself over and over again for my stupidity.
But then, I found it quite impossible to enjoy all the things when I didn’t have a camera with me. The battery indicator was blinking I only allowed myself to take a photo when I really had to.
But then again, most of the ‘important’ sections of San Agustin Museum strictly forbid photography.
Just as it was in most museums that I had been to, San Agustin Museum is full of old paintings and beautiful sculptures and just making my way through the hallways was giving me the odd feeling of being in some medieval time.
The building has a lower and upper floor that encircles a beautiful open-air area in the middle.
There were times when I felt a wave of goosebumps oozing down the back of my neck. The place is definitely haunted by the unseen.