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Celebrate Tourism Month with photo and sketch walks around notable places in Manila reachable by LRT

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Sep 15, 2022 10:26 am

Want to rediscover beautiful and historic places in Manila this September?

In celebration of National Tourism Month this September, LRT-1 private operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) joined forces with Fujifilm XA-3 Community Philippines to host an event that highlights Philippine culture and history by visiting renowned places in Manila.

Called "LRT-1 ikotMNL Photo Walk with Fujifilm XA-3 Community Philippines", the event aims to give appreciation to the plethora of historical archecture, open spaces, and other Instagram-worthy tourist destinations in Manila through the power of photography.

Interested participants can join a photo walk together with different photographers as they explore notable places around Manila. The event aims to help inspire people to communicate through photos that feature ecological, cultural, and historical tourism.

The photo walk which will take place on Sept. 17 is open to all budding and skillful photographers who want to put their cameras and creativity to good use.

Participants will visit three LRT-1 stations, namely United Nations, Central Terminal, and Carriedo, which provide jump-off points to nearby tourist sites.

Prior to this, the month-long celebration kicked off with a collaborative activity from LRMC and Urban Sketchers Quezon City (USK QC).

Called "LRT-1 ikotMNL Sketch Walk: Urban Sketchers QC goes to Manila", the event which took place on Sept. 10 had artists visiting public parks and open spaces near LRT-1 stations to draw and sketch them.

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The activity welcomed interested participants of all artistic levels. It provided an opportunity for budding artists to hone their skills and learn more about urban sketching through a talk given by representatives of USK QC.

The LRT-1 ikotMNL Tourism Month celebration will cap off with a pop-up exhibit that will showcase all of the photos and sketches from the two events. Located at LRT-1 Doroteo Jose Station, the exhibit will be open to the public on World Tourism Day on Sept. 27 and will last until Oct. 31.