Calle Escolta

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Calle Escolta | @rebirt.manila via Renacimiento Manila

“Calle Escolta”

The artwork (image above) shows another view of Calle Escolta, this time looking east towards the direction of Santa Cruz Church (not shown in the photo). Manilenyos and foreigners alike shop for commodities in the busy streets of Manila’s business district, dubbed here as the “Main Street” of the city.

A streetcar or tranvia, is shown in the picture, as well as a horse-drawn cart.

The tram line running along Escolta was later removed in the late 1920s as automobiles piled into Manila’s streets.

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