Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Ayuntamiento Museum, Bureau of Treasury Building, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

The Ayuntamiento Mini Museum is located at the basement of the Bureau of Treasury building, it is located right under the bar.

the stairway leading to the mini museum

The museum signage

The hologram museum host/guide

 Stoneware displays

 water vats/jars that was found during the dig in the Ayuntamiento


 picture displays of the dig 

historical pics of the Ayuntamiento

Bureau of Treasury Building, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

The Bureau of Treasury building is also the newly restored Ayuntamiento.  I purposely separated the pics to show the difference between the old Ayuntamiento and the new Bureau of Treasury, although it is one and the same building.  It is actually a building within a building as shown in the last pics.

 The Bureau of Treasury facade

 one of their modern offices

 glass and steel stairways


 Their own theatre

 a very modern theatre


 lounge for guests

 notice the famous Cobonpue chairs

 another sitting area

 glass stained ceiling

 Their own Auction Room

 with a big VIDI wall the best I have ever seen

 Their own Bar...probably for entertaining foreign guests

 with beautiful furnitures

 another Cobonpue creation

 and still another

 not sure though if these are Cobonpue

 The bar, not really that big

 The table set definitely from a prominent designer can't recall the name

the other courtyard

 the wall of the old building and the structure of the new

vise versa

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ayuntamiento, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

Had a chance to see the restored Ayuntamiento de Manila in Intramuros, here are my pics.....

 Ayuntamiento facade

 Main Lobby

 Grand Staircase

 Sebastian Elcano

 Salon de Baile (Ballroom)

 Salon de Baile (Ballroom)

 Stairs leading to Sala de Sesiones

 Sala de Sesiones

 View from hallway of Sala de Sesiones

Hallway of Sala de Sesiones