As promised herewith is the continuation and more photos of my Pasig River Ferry experience
here's what the ferry looks like, so dont raise your eyebrows the ferries are beautiful, ok.
The Pasig River winds generally north-westward for some 25 kilometres and there are 8 major bridges that crosses the river (photos of the bridges below)
here's Jones Bridge which i've photographed and posted in my i heart manila blog here and here.
here's the view of the magnificent post office building as seen aboard the ferry (you can check out the front view here)
the MacArthur bridge, you can see Isettan and Plaza Fair mall in the background and part of the Feati University
i thought that only few ride the ferry but was proven wrong when we reached the quiapo station, lots of passengers from this station as you can see from the photo... btw this is the only station that is not yet rehabilitated as you will see in our next stop... btw that's quezon bridge up there
ayala bridge, sorry bout the image quality of the photos, was taking them still from the inside of the ferry, it was only later when i went out of the deck that i got better photos
you'll also get to see the Hospicio de San Jose... an orphanage i have yet to visit
here's the mabini bridge, having problems taking photos since i'm still at awe trying to digest and look at all these stuff and scenes that are new to me and the ferry's a bit fast for my point and shoot camera
now i dunno what is this building but as soon as i pressed the shutter, a mate approached me and asked me to delete this photo saying "Paki-delete po yung kakukuha nyo lang na picture, andito na tayo sa malacañang bawal po dito." Huwatttttt!!! (Please delete the photo you just took, we're already in the Malacañang vicinity and it is strictly prohibited to take photos here.) Well anyways, i pretended i deleted this photo while he's watching me!
I swear, that is the only bummer about this whole trip! you get to see malacañan palace in all its glory just to be prohibited in taking photos! i was itching to press the shutter because the view is magnificent but all the mates aboard - all three of them - are watching me like a hawk, i think if the captain aint busy navigating the ship he'll be watching me too! and i swear had i move a fraction of my fingers to press the shutter they would have thrown me and i'll be swimming in the pasig river!
no amout of pakyut and pa-charm will work here, i am telling you argh!!! so i scanned this 20 peso bill so you can at least see the malacañan palace! too bad it really looks beautiful, with birds flying... it was surreal. well maybe next time i'll get away in taking some photos :)
after that i decided to go out in the deck for a clearer photo of the river and the scenery. sigh i still can't get over the fact that i wasnt able to sneak a photo of the palace!
yeah, i was hesitant to go out in the deck thinking that the river might stink but surprisingly, it's not. maybe the weather was so good when we took the ride, or they have done a great job rehabilitating the river. kudos to their efforts!
here's PUP station, most of the station looks decent huh
more photos, i think we're approaching sta ana here (sorry im not good in remembering places)
see that bridge, dunno what it is but it has a tunnel of LPG or gas
oil depot area, another ferry going back to escolta
of course there still the shanties along the river, and most people shouted at me and want their photos taken ... as if they can see the photos besides they're just a speck in here. i cant post all the photos here but most people if you look closer are waving in the photo :) true blue pinoys loving the camera eh?
another shot at the oil depot, kinda scary there are houses near these menacing tanks
am not sure what this building was but i love it ... im a sucker when it comes to old and ruined buildings
here's sta. ana station
i was surprised to see these small boats, learned that they transfer passengers from the other side back and forth, dunno what this area is... anyone who knows?
dunno what this bridge is.. again! all i know is that it has a big tube for water with a big maynila water signage in the bridge
lambingan station... have heard of a lambingan bridge as well, hmmm dunno why it was called such, didnt see anyone being chummy in here though
approaching makati area
the makati city hall ... standing proud and tall
this is the guadalupe bridge/MRT
this is our stop. i know i said the last station is at kalawan, pasig but we decided to stop here.
well we're worried that we'll get hungry :) if we go the last station and take the same route back home. and i really do get hungry when aboard a ship/boat... can i just say i love riding boats rather than airplanes.
see my nephew, he got really hungry and we have to grab a bite at jollibee guadalupe. hope you enjoyed the ride and get to experience the Pasig River Ferry tour.
once again, I highly recommend this tour to everyone, try it and experience the ride. The Pasig River ferry runs from Intramuros - Plaza Mexico, Manila to Kalawaan Pasig. There are 12 ferry stations along the pasig river stretch. It is open daily, first boat leaves at 6AM. You get to travel in safety and it is comfortable, the best thing about it is that there’s no traffic – you can be at Guadalupe from Escolta in just 55 minutes. The ferry departs every 30minutes. Regular fare: minimum of P20.00 to maximum of P45.00