It was one of those weekends when I got the urge to revisit some old routes that I’ve not been to for quite a while. This time I thought of running along Manila Bay via Roxas Blvd. from Quiapo, Manila to the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.
I started my walking/running tour with a visit to Quiapo Church. It was a Sunday so the church was expectedly jam-packed. Even on the outside!
After having my prayers, from Quiapo I crossed the Pasig River via Quezon Bridge and landed in Lawton area where two landmarks await.
From Lawton, I headed towards Manila City Hall to get some quick bites in a nearby mall.
From Manila City Hall you’d get to pass by the National Museum (Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas) and Rizal Park. Since my last visit to the park was pretty recent, I just passed through to get to Roxas Blvd. Initially you’d see Museo Pambata followed by the Embassy of the United States of America. Afterwards you have the contiguous view of Manila Bay.
Upon reaching the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) area, I had to make a detour to JW Diokno Blvd. via Vicente Sotto and Magdalena Jalandoni because I still wanted to be close to the shoreline because of the sunset.
And upon reaching the SM Mall of Asia compound, I settled for Seaside Blvd. to watch as the sun slowly sets upon the horizon. This is practically as far as you can get into Manila Bay in the area, and this is where this tour ends.
* All photos taken with a SONY NEX 5N using SEL16F28 lens.