The photos in this entry were taken in February last year. I was still using my Olympus Mju 410 at the time. We arrived at the Baywalk at around 3.30 p.m., if I remember correctly. I do remember that it was too early to take photos of the Manila Bay sunset. Which was okay since the view, even at that early hour, was fantastic.
Above, the viewing deck against a burst of sunlight.
When I posted this photo in my old photo blog, a commenter pointed out that that’s a Philippine Marine Institute (PMI) ship. The buildings on the right are the Asiaworld condominiums that stand on a reclaimed area.
Life wouldn’t be normal if it were perfect. Syempre, may asar. These people are oblivious to the trash they throw on the water.
The ferry, I think, is one of those that ply the Manila-Corregidor route. I was trying to catch the exact moment when it would be right on the reflection of the sunlight on the water but people were coming and going and, well… you shoot when you can.
Ahhh, the famous Manila Bay sunset. Just lovely!
Because Baywalk attracts families—especially those with young children—balloon vendors are a common sight.
Baywalk is also a tourist attraction since the Philippine tourism industry always emphasizes the Manila Bay sunset—that it’s a must-see. This kalesa or karitela, the horse-drawn carriages from bygone days, is part of the tourist attraction. A drive around the Manila Bay area is a good idea if you’re willing to pay the price. PhP 350.00 for a half-hour drive. Foreigners may find it cheap but for local residents, that’s exhorbitant.