Yesterday, I volunteered to document the Escolta Block Party for Heritage Conservation Society (HCS). They didn’t really need the video, but I thought it would be good exposure for the street party. Escolta, for one, doesn’t get the proper recognition it gets, so what’s a little effort to make it more popular, right? As I roamed the streets of Escolta, I noticed some nicely dressed people. They sure scrub up good! I took the opportunity to ask pictures of them. I was already doing a lot of candid shooting, so I thought I’d just ask their permission for a photo. Anyway, it’s much nicer to have them smiling at the photos!
Here are the photos I took. There are way more people I wanted to take photos of the longer we were there. But it was getting pretty late, they were becoming busier by the hour, and my phone camera doesn’t really work well at night. Here’s a gentle reminder that if you like hippie crowds, tita music, cheap booze, and heritage, then the Escolta Block Party is for you. Take some fashion tips from them: