This ongoing series is inspired by the song of the late
Filipino singer/songwriter Francis Magalona entitled Kaleidoscope World.
This series illustrates the stanzas of the song by looking
at our world through a kaleidoscopic lens.
Quiapo was choosen to be one of the first places to include
in this series. Because of it’s crowded streets and diverse mixture of
In quiapo people from all walks of life mingle. From fortune-tellers to
high priests, from sidewalk vendors to barangay policemen, from mosques to
churches, from foreigners to broadcasters, and many more they all walk the
streets of quiapo.
Just as the song goes:
color and every hue
represented by me and you
a slide in the slope
a look in the kaleidoscope
round, make it twirl
this kaleidoscope world”