Calle de la Escolta c.a. 1920's
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Calle de la Escolta or Escolta Street is one of Manila's famous streets also one of its oldest having been created in 1594. Intially being settled by immigrants merchants who opened stores during the time of the Spanish occupation. By the late 19th century Escolta and its vicinity became the fashion and the business district of Manila. Its golden age was cut short at the onset of WW2 during the span of which most for its shops were badly damaged by the fighting and the air raids. Also damaged beyond repair was our then extensive vintage mass transit system" The Tranvia".
This build is an imagining of escolta in its heyday as the " Queen of Philippine Streets ". It is loosely based on vintage photographs found from the net. As it is a " Street Scene " only made the facades of the buildings. Both buildings were based on actual structures during that era but were located at different areas of Escolta. Incorporated the Tranvia Station as an added street detail though the actual station was located at the end of the street. All in all the build is about 2183 bricks including 8 minifigs.
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