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Manila Bay at a glance

Updated on January 17, 2011

View of Manila Bay from the Main Road of Roxas Blvd.

Manila Bay as we were passing the Roxas Boulevard

From the windows of our vehicle passing along Roxas Boulevard, I was staring at the famous Manila Bay. Though I was not able to stop and look at the sea, I can tell that the bay maintained its dramatic and romantic surroundings.

The place improved a lot, the concrete floors, the stone dividers or the sea wall that became an instant bench for those who wanted to watch the sea and the beautiful, tall coconut trees, standing side by side are one of the bay's oldest adornments.

When I was a little girl, there was a mini resort in this bay, there was a cottage Nipa Hut after that Sea wall, and if you want to swim you will need to go down. I was not sure if the water then was clean, but definitely it could be a lot cleaner to the Manila bay of today.

A short glimpse of History

Roxas Boulevard was also known before as Dewey Boulevard, named after Commodore George Dewey who led the American Troops during the famous Battle of Manila Bay in 1898.

As source from asiarooms.com :

 Corregidor Island was annexed by Japanese forces fighting from this bay once again in 1942. Even earlier various other battles were fought from this naval base including the La Naval de Manila in 1646, which finally put a stop gate to the Dutch trials to seize the Philippines

Enjoy the Sunset

The Manila Bay is also known for its captivating sunset. Looking at the sea and the sun preparing to set, you will not think that the beauty of nature can also be witnessed in Manila, in-spite of modernization applied to it.

Though I'm a real Manilenia, I can say that I miss going to Manila Bay... The sea may never fit to be an an Ideal beach, but still I appreciate its beauty and I wish to go there again someday, with friends and love ones.

The Manila Bay, its natural beauty and history is as deep as the sea...

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      Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia

      Always a great place for a stroll in the evening...it still is though I think it has lost a lot since the 'improvements' some 3-4 years ago.

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      Maria Cecilia 6 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Peter Dickinson looks like you have visited the Philippines already, well you know what comes along with improvements.? thanks a lot for visiting..

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      ed77burns 6 years ago

      Great place to visit.I think in winter,it's beauty is at its peak.Looking forward to it.

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      Maria Cecilia 6 years ago from Philippines

      Ed77burns, we only have 2 seasons in the Philippines Summer and Rainy, no winter. thanks for visiting

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      DjBryle 6 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      Nice one, miss Macel, you never fail to make me proud to be a Filipina... hugs! =)

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      Maria Cecilia 6 years ago from Philippines

      Jen Thanks ms. ganda, I miss writing at hubpages na..

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      sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

      Nice bit of information about a place so far away from New York. Thank you.

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      Maria Cecilia 6 years ago from Philippines

      Sligobay hi thanks for visiting, wish I can feature more of Philippines' beautiful places

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      sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

      Your smile is one of the more beautiful features of Manilla, Philippines. Happy Valentine's Day.

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      Maria Cecilia 6 years ago from Philippines

      Sligobay hahaha thanks you made me smile, you just don't know the pressure when you are going to report for work after 2 days sickleave and you don't know what awaits you, Happy Valentine's day

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      sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

      Feel better. Work is a necessary burden for us all.

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      Maria Cecilia 6 years ago from Philippines

      OK Thanks

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