Saturday, September 29, 2007

dungeons


Dungeons used to be the storage vaults and powder magazine. Because of dampness caused by the humid weather and the nearness of the vaults to the Pasig River, the Spaniards decided to build a new vault. The vaults were converted into prison cells and storerooms.

The photos shows the stairs/pathway to these vaults, but most of these passageway is closed to the public. You may find it suffocating but it's actually a bit cold in these areas.

7 comments:

Xana said...

Fantastic photo!
It seems to be also very moist.

xana (Figueira da Foz)

Culture Shiok! said...

How I wish I to have seen this...

travelphilippines said...

ktakot if im not mistaken jan nahulog classmate ko before.

Jilly said...

Excellent photograph. Rather scary. Love the sheen on the steps. Well done.

Susan said...

Love this stairway! Wonderful commentary too. Thanks for the lesson.

tongue in cheek said...

my husband was in Manila two years ago, and I love to see your photos!

Anonymous said...

accessible from the outside?????

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