Postal Heritage Walking Tour [Part Two]

The Manila Metropolitan Theater or MET is an art deco building designed by the Filipino architect Juan M. Arellano, and inaugurated on December 10, 1931, with a capacity of 1670 (846 orchestra, 116 in loge, and 708 in balcony). During the liberation of Manila by the United States and Filipino forces in 1945, the theatre was severely damaged, losing some of its roofing and walls battered. After reconstruction by the Americans it gradually fell into disuse in the 1960s. In the following decade it was meticulously restored in 1978 but again fell into decay. (source: Wikipedia)

signs of further decay

glimpse of cinema area

what lies beyond..

explorers turned Ghost Hunters, creepy

inside the theater area

dedication marker last 2010

though bagong gawa yung part na ito, kinikilabutan ako sa part na ito, lalo na siguro sa gabi

'nuff said

take a peek

antique chandeliers

ballroom area, mirror part

south wing of ballroom area

one of the remaining pamphlets of the last show at MET

majestic pillars outside MET

panoramic view of Manila

2 Reaction(s) :: Postal Heritage Walking Tour [Part Two]

  1. nice photos. d nga pumunta ka tlga dyan? bat d ka nag aya!

  2. ahaha, free tour yan sponsored by filipinas stamp collectors. every 3rd sunday of the month yan.