It’s going to be a hot weekend here in Pittsburgh, with temperatures reaching almost 90 degrees. Whew! Summer is back in Western PA. In this picture, it looks like Pap and his unidentified friend are taking advantage of Manila’s equally hot weather to show off!
Located in the tropics, Manila is obviously a pretty hot and humid place all year, with consistent temperatures in the high 80’s and 90’s. It also has a long wet or monsoon season (May-December). My pap would have been here through the end of the wet season (October 1946-February 1947). I’ve mentioned this before, but notice how the tents are elevated on stilts as well as the wooden plank sidewalks leading to each bunk – flood protection!