again, because of our frequent trips to Divisoria these past few weeks, we would often take the train from Cubao to Recto on the LRT. from there we would take a jeepney into Divisoria and weave through the tiangge by walking. this being quite a long walk, A and I would often take our wiwi break before bracing for the jungle of Divisoria. while waiting, i was able to capture the community right outside the LRT Recto Station. and i just noticed some structure that clearly didn’t belong.
this was apparently a remnant of the old Bilibid Prison which the Manila City Jail didn’t take or probably sold or maybe just left to rot. it’s saddens me that a part of history still left standing is made to rot this way. i know that a correctional facility isn’t exactly the perfect tourist attraction but still, the history contained in it is too precious to let it just crumble this way.
I’m not sure if these are the only gates that had these turrets. what i’m sure of is that they belong to the facility and that they are still there today.