Below are pictures taken this afternoon in Divisoria, a section in Manila famous for its cheap goods and surplus supplies.
This street scene is reminiscent of a street in Lagos, Nigeria. Smokes coming from a stand selling roasted pork and chicken entrails called isaw as well as other parts of the chicken gave the street its distinct Southeast Asian flavor and smell.
A boy selling plastic bags for shoppers. This, for me,is one of the most moving pictures I’ve taken using a camera phone.
Colorful facades of buildings near the entrance of Divisoria coming from Quiapo.
Two girls oblivious of the the hustle and bustle surrounding them.
Toys for sale – Sponge Bob, Mickey Mouse, Dumbo, and Japanese anime hero Doraemon – name it, they got it here at Divisoria.