I took these pictures of Roxas Boulevard this morning in the aftermath of typhoon Pedring. Prior to this, I drove to work on the evening of the 27th on this same long strip of the road totally devoid of lights. Quite scary.
I hope the hard task of reconstruction begins soon. I feel sad because Roxas Boulevard, in my opinion, is the most beautiful part of Manila. I probably feel biased because I drive to work here everyday and the view of Manila Bay, amid the tree-lined boulevard, is totally superb.
What happened with Pedring was totally unimaginable. As Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim said, even century-old trees were toppled down.
This is a sample of the seawall that collapsed due to a “storm surge” that sent tsunami-like waves into the main road
But life goes on as usual in these parts. I just hope that when Roxas Boulevard is ready to get back into shape again, it will shine more vibrantly as a beautiful piece of this big city.
Ask the Manila city government now how you can donate relief goods for the various evacuation centers. Our displaced countrymen needs your help.
you are right! i run here every weekend and sayang if the local government do not make repairs asap. the Manila Bay Sunset is uncomparable from here.
I pass by everyday still and looks like things are back to normal. This part of Manila remains beautiful, even after the typhoon. But I hope the rehabilitation makes it a better place:)