100 Views of Manila
This personal project, ‘100 views of Manila,’ was inspired by Hiroshige’s ‘100 famous views of Edo,’ and also stemming from the feelings I've always felt coming home from travels abroad. There was always this frustration of what a certain country has, that Manila doesn’t, especially in terms of aesthetics of a city. But through fresh eyes and looking at Manila as I would marvel other countries, I was able to change those feelings by looking at Manila at a differently - accepting it for what it is now, but also hopeful of what it can be. I realize through every artwork that there is so much beauty in this city if you just keep looking - a lot can surprise you. It’s when you’re far away from home that you realize how important it is to you.

January 2018 - July 2020

This project has also been featured on Kanto Magazine, Issue No. 3, 2018.
And also at Neocha Magazine.

The project has now been completed and can be viewed on Instagram @cafedandy with the #100ViewsofManila
No. 001 Stroll along Marikina River Park
No. 002 Sunken Garden at UP Diliman
No. 003 Morning light at the Post Office Building
No. 004 Coffee nightcap at Commune
No. 006 Afternoon jazz session at M Cafe
No. 007 Morning ride along the Marikina Cityhood Park
No. 008 Sweet afternoon break at Krispy Kreme High Street
No. 009 Double Rainbow at the UP College of Science Amphitheater
No. 010 View from the %Arabica maisonette space
No. 011 Walking past Regina Building at Escolta Street
No. 012 Taking a break near the Ayala Tower One at the Ayala Triangle
No. 013 Passing by Rajah Sulayman Theater at Fort Santiago
No. 014 Along the UP Diliman Lagoon
No. 015 UDD Live at the Shang (Shangri-la Plaza East Wing Atrium)
No. 016 Dusk at the Kapitan Moy Residence
No. 017 View of the Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom
No. 018 Sunset at Manila Bay
No. 019 Sunny view of the Metro Manila Skyway
No. 020 Lantern illumination at the Lucky Chinatown Mall
No. 021 Under the Tree of Life in the National Museum of Natural History
No. 022 Along the stone rings of the Baluarte de San Diego
No. 023 By the Koi Pond in Greenbelt
No. 024 Calm morning at Paco Park
No. 025 Riverside view from Arroceros Forest Park
No. 026 On the way to The Redemption at Loyola Memorial Park
No. 027 Nightcap at Pares House
No. 028 Acoustic night at Dillinger's 1903
No. 029 Quick run at Yardstick Coffee
No. 030 Sundown view at Harbour Square
No. 031 On the way to Cultural Center of the Philippines
No. 032 Savoring Tsokolate eh! at Café Adriatico Premiere
No. 033 Passing by the ruins of the Aduana Building
No. 034 At the main lobby of the PICC
No. 035 View of the Camp Aguinaldo Golf Course at dusk
No. 036 A wedding at the Basilica Menor de San Sebastian
No. 037 Golden hour at the Muelle dela Industria
No. 038 Lunch chat at Panaderya Toyo
No. 039 View upon arriving at Manila from the plane window
No. 040 A visit to Baclaran church
No. 041 Reflecting at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Lagoon
No. 042 Bargaining at a stall in Dangwa Flower Market
No. 043 Waiting at the side entrance to The Blackbird at the Nielson Tower
No. 044 At the EDSA Shrine
No. 045 Calm afternoon at the Chinese Garden
No. 046 Under the shade of trees in UP Town Center
No. 047 Sunday ride on the MRT-3
No. 048 Arrived at Recto Station
No. 049 A walk around the Quezon Memorial Circle
No. 050 Malate church in the afternoon
No. 051 Visit to the St. Andrew the Apostle Church
No. 052 Train arriving at the Blumentritt PNR Station
No. 053 Browsing books at Solidaridad Bookshop
No. 054 A visit to the Church of the Gesù in Ateneo de Manila University
No. 055 Lighting an incense at the altar of Sto. Cristo de Longos
No. 056 Going around Cubao Expo
No. 057 Time for snack at Shanghai Fried Siopao
No. 058 Late night at Bunchum's
No. 059 A walk around BGC High Street
No. 060 Carriedo Market on a Sunday morning
No. 061 At Eastwood Citywalk
No. 062 Afternoon stroll at Plaza de Roma, in front of the Manila Cathedral
No. 063 Catch up at the Oarhouse Pub
No. 064 Passing by the Meditation Tower in Manila Memorial Park
No. 065 Afternoon ramen at Mendokoro Ramenba
No. 66 A Visit to the Golden Mosque in Quiapo
No. 67 Crossing Hong Bon Bridge in Binondo
No. 068 Afternoon read and snack at Poison Doughnuts
No. 069 Reading at Washington Sycip Park
No. 070 Munching at Polland Hopia in Escolta
No. 071 Strolling along Jones Bridge
No. 072 Counting stars at the UP PAGASA Astronomical Observatory
No. 073 Cloudy day to San Agustin Church
No. 074 To the Main Gate of Fort Santiago
No. 075 In between the streets of Ongpin and Salazar in Binondo
No. 076 Time for dessert at Farmacy
No. 77 P2P Bus Ride
No. 078 Walking around LRT Santolan Train Depot
No. 079 Dawn at Nichols PNR Station, Metro Manila Skyway
No. 080 Passing by the Kartilya ng Katipunan Park and Manila City Hall
No. 081 Shopping (again) at Uniqlo Manila
No. 082 Brightly lit Millenium Transmitter and ELJCC at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center
No. 083 At the old Tutuban Station (now Tutuban Center’s Main Building 1)
No. 084 At the rooftop of the SCC Building in the CFA Compound
No. 085 Sunset at the Pasig River Light
No. 086 Afternoon light on the Rizal Memorial Coliseum
No. 087 Stroll at the Quezon Institute
No. 088 Walking along Manggahan Floodway
No. 089 At the National Planetarium
No. 090 The Las Piñas Bamboo Organ in St. Joseph Parish
No. 091 Visiting the Sto. Domingo Church
No. 092 Late afternoon at the Philippine General Hospital
No. 093 Stroll around Plaza Dilao and the old Paco Railway Station
No. 094 At the Ali Mall
No. 095 Power Plant Mall at dusk
No. 096 Visiting the Gota de Leche building
No. 097 Walking past the MWSS Balara Filtration Plant
No. 098 Eating Pandesal at Panaderia Dimas-Alang
No. 099 Kilometer 0 and the Quirino Grandstand
No. 100 The Dr. José Rizal Monument in Luneta
100 Views of Manila

100 Views of Manila

Series of illustrations of scenic spots in Metro Manila.