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Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Changing Face Of Blumentritt!

A thread on Skyscrapercity has inspired one to prepare some piccies of Bluementritt from before the recent cleanup of the area.
The below photo by leechtat shows the area today, taken from the LRT station of the same name.

The following photos show the area in February 2007 nearly a year prior to the work above.

Blumentritt shanties on borrowed time!

South line leg of the triangle at Tondo taken after departure from Blumentritt.

Some of the locals living in these shanties. I often wonder where exactly they are now!

1 comment:

Antonio said...

i thank you brad for your dedication for PNR. i would really love it if this project will be rehabilitated in my lifetime. let's pray for that to happen and for politics to steer away from this very important infrastructure. :)