"When a traveler returneth home, let him not leave the countries where he hath traveled altogether behind him." ~ Francis Bacon

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Walking Tour of Escolta: The Calvo Museum

The Calvo Building is home to GMA Network (Kapuso) when it started as a radio station before it was became the country's largest television network, according to our tour guide Mr. Rence Chan of ""Walk with Chan", tour designer for Escolta Walking Tour, Binonondo Walking Tour and Binondo Food Tour.

The building was a very rich in historical value for its architecture and being a famous landmark in Escolta. The Calvo Museum at the fourth floor houses rare and antique collections of old newspapers, movie posters, vintage bottles, photos and mementos of the past revealing history of Escolta's yesteryears. There is an entrance of P100 to enter the Museum and priorities are given to group tours.

Old photos of Old Manila: 

Turn-of-the century Newsprints :

 The Vintage Bottle Collection:

Ads and Movie Posters Collection: 

Escolta Tour is being conducted by Mr. Rence Chan of "Walk with Chan" and also part of the Royal Postal Heritage Tour, for more info on how to join, contact Rence at e-mail : L_rence_2003@yahoo.com

*all photos taken by the author

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