Bonifacio Monument, Caloocan City
Before the NLEX was built and the cloverleaf in Balintawak became the first contact in the Metro, all vehicles from the provinces north of Manila enter the Metro area through the Manila North Road or McArthur Highway and at the end of it is the junction of Rizal Avenue, ESDA, Circumferential Road 4 and McArthur itself. In this intersection is a monument to one of the country’s National Heroes: Andres Bonifacio.
Designed by the National Artist Guillermo Tolentino, the monument adorns the circular road in the intersection of Manila’s 4 major highways. It had been threatened to be transferred somewhere due to the expansion of the MRT 3 to connect to LRT 1 and PNR Sangandaan but Caloocan objected with the transfer, prompting to redesign the railway system into what we see now. For 80 years, the monument stood in the same spot, witnessing the transformation (and degradation) of Caloocan City and Rizal Avenue.
PS: It’s Andres Bonifacio’s 150th Birthday today.
Liwasang Bonifacio (Plaza Lawton), Manila
PS: I’m not sure if this is also a Guillermo Tolention piece, if your are sure that it is, please confirm.
Marine pretending to cheat off a 4th graders math exam. - Phillippines
this deserves every single note and then more.
Basti Artadi of Wolfgang
From Wolfgang’s Dos Ekkis
See the whole set at
ROCKWELL POWERPLANT MALL
a long time ago…seriously
Three shafts of sunlight illuminate the basilica and its mosaic floor in the Vatican, December 1971.
Photograph by Albert Moldvay, National Geographic