Saturday, June 16, 2007


The busy street of avenida, under the LRT Carriedo station.

During the olden days, this street was once the bustling shopping center along with Escolta, however the construction of the LRT1 leave the stretch of Avenida dark and what modernization sometimes brings. In this advent many establishments were forced to close their shops due to lack of patrons.

A few years back, Mayor Atienza had this project of "Buhayin ang Maynila" and the Avenida/Carriedo was rehabilitated into a pedestrian shopping center. This decision was received with mixed feelings, anger from hte transport group and a welcome relief for the pedestrian and vendors. I personally liked this project and i hope that Mayor Lim will not open this section to traffic again.


anu said...

Nice street. I hope it stays that way, without traaffic. In Mumbai, there's hardly a street without entry to traffic.

Anonymous said...

It is a good photograph and interesting story about the shopping there.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Aura said...

Hi, i have´nt been to Cariedo since the 90´s and last year during our holiday a friend of mine took me back to downtown Manila and to my surprise Avenida & Cariedo is now open for the pedestrians suposedly to walk down the avenue calmly & enjoy shopping. But it was´nt so, the walkways are full of street vendors,you can hear music all around playing loudly, the street became a market place..the shopping is good though..At least the mayor did something nice & new but i hope he should do more like reducing the noise polution & less street vendors..

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