This was the very heart of Old Manila. As you walk along this famous street, you can still find architecture and remnants from that period.
If you want to know how the chichi shopped back in the day, take a trip to Escolta Street. It straddles the Pasig River and Binondo, our own Chinatown, and has large buildings that used to be the premier department stores, movie houses, and banks back in the day. Sadly, the buildings are under…