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Pap: San Agustin Church and Convent – Intramuros, Manila, Philippines c. 1946/1947

My pap only drank alcohol once during his time in Manila.  That was after a Christmas Eve mass at a Catholic church.  Remember Red, the head cook from a few pictures ago?  Well, Red served pap a nice cocktail of grapefruit juice and gin.  His friends had to carry him, drunk, back to his bunk.… Continue reading Pap: San Agustin Church and Convent – Intramuros, Manila, Philippines c. 1946/1947

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Pap: University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines c. 1946/1947

The University of Santo Tomas was orginally located within the walled Intramuros district of Manila before the current campus with main building pictured here was built in the Sampaloc district in 1927. During World War II, the Japanese occupied Manila and converted UST into an internment camp for enemy aliens living in the Philippines, mainly Americans,… Continue reading Pap: University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines c. 1946/1947

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Pap: University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines c. 1946/1947

The building in this photograph is the main building at the University of Santo Tomas. Thanks to funding and  a donation of his personal library from Bishop Miguel de Benavides, O.P. in 1605, UST was originally established as a seminary-college for aspiring priests, but it eventually grew into a full-fledged university offering academic degrees and… Continue reading Pap: University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines c. 1946/1947

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Pap: Manila City Hall – Manila, Philippines c.1946/1947

The landmark in the background of this photograph is the Manila City Hall.  This building is located in Manila's main tourism area just outside the oldest and most historic district in the city, the Intramuros, which  was nicknamed the "Walled City" because it was indeed fortified. The city hall's hexagonal clock tower stands out as… Continue reading Pap: Manila City Hall – Manila, Philippines c.1946/1947

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Pap: Manila Central Post Office, Taken 1946/1947 in Manila, Philippines

These servicemen are standing in front of the Manila Central Post Office located along the Pasig River in the Intramuros district of Manila (the historic district).  Built in 1926, the neoclassical style building was designed by architect Juan Arellano.   Incredibly, this historical building still stands today, after enduring World War II and being rebuilt in 1946, but it may be… Continue reading Pap: Manila Central Post Office, Taken 1946/1947 in Manila, Philippines

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Pap: Going Dahntahn, Taken 1946/1947 in Manila, Philippines

The next series of photos I plan to post show the scene around downtown Manila. I recently talked to my pap about what kinds of things he and his fellow servicemen did during their time off and I will share some of those stories. As I've said before, it's sometimes difficult to figure out where… Continue reading Pap: Going Dahntahn, Taken 1946/1947 in Manila, Philippines

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Pap: KP Building (?), Taken 1946/1947 in Manila, Philippines

Here's a picture of two of Pap's cook friends standing outside of what he says is the building where they did the cooking on base. Too bad the picture is obscured - I can make out something on the left that says "Military" but I don't know what it is, maybe a sign. I thought… Continue reading Pap: KP Building (?), Taken 1946/1947 in Manila, Philippines