April 15, 2010

The palace of the governor

The Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros is a 1978 reconstruction of the 17th century Spanish Governor-General's residence and office. The original building collapsed in the devastating June 3, 1863 Manila earthquake and was abandoned when the Governor-General moved to Malacañang Palace. Currently, the Palacio del Gobernador houses some government offices and is the home of the Intramuros Administration.

Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros

16 comments:

Misalyn said...

Manila, Manila..... hinahanap kita Manila...(singing to the tune of the popular song). Been there once. Thanks for the info and for the links.

Have a nice day Hilda.

Jacob said...

There's something about this building that screams "bureaucracy"! Maybe it's all the small windows - probably too small for people escape through! ;-)

One wonders, though, why so many small windows. Why not fewer, larger windows? I guess if it's a reconstruction it must be faithful to the original.

Kaori said...

Wowza! That is a mighty big building! Our old government buildings look something like this too. Small windows and indestructable concrete walls :)

pia said...

haha it seems my post and yours live on the same street! i am particularly in love with intramuros and never fail to walk around this area.

arabesque said...

hi hilds, i wish u n hubby a pleaant trip! ^0^ hmmm, wonder where you off to... ^0^
meanwhile, i'll still be checking on your blog. ^-^
take care!

Leif Hagen said...

Looks more like a hotel that a palace! They surely didn't copy the design of the Versailles palace!

Don and Krise said...

What a massive building. I agree with Jacob. This looks like a place where you go to work and they lock you in.

brattcat said...

When I look at this I imagine hundreds of people bent over their desks inside there.

Lois said...

It looks huge! I might get quite lost in there.

Halcyon said...

A palace needs bigger windows. :)

Louis la Vache said...

Hilda, is this a modern interpretation of the 17th century design? It looks too modern to be a 17th century design - unless the building in back is a modern building both in design and age, while the building in the foreground is the reproduction.

Rob and Mandy said...

Does not look like a happy place

Cezar and Léia said...

It's massive, an impressive building!
A beautiful trip for you and your husband.God bless you
Léia

Youth_in_Asia said...

It's an immense building. I really like it.

Chuck Pefley said...

A very impressive building and well photographed.

the donG said...

been in that area many times but i never had the chance to enter. next time ill be there, ill find a way to get in.