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The mighty and industrial beams and the expressive and nostalgic Art Deco railings make up this bridge. Pedestrians might dismiss them as commonplace and normal but these tell the historical narrative which accompanies the building of the bridge.

Photo by I.R. Arenas

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High and low: this happens when the residential area meets a defined line that borders the business district. Call it juxtaposition or contrast; I call it a reflection of social inequality.

Photo by I.R. Arenas

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Buildings, like this one, used to be grand structures of a business district in old-time Manila. Now they are dilapidated and neglected, almost condemned. The ground area is teeming with roadside vendors; above, hints of artistry remain as silent witnesses of the change of the times. The figure is probably Hermes (Mercury) holding a caduceus but curiously not on his left arm.

Photo by I.R. Arenas

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The iconic and historic Palma Hall in UP Diliman is home to the social sciences and liberal arts classes. The steps serve as a stage to various political protests as well as theatrical performances. This building is synonymous with the social ideologies and activism that the university is famous for.

 

Photo by I.R. Arenas