Just a few blocks away is Remedios Circle. I’m sure this park had seen so much from all the people around it. It’s like a silent witness to all of the people’s untold and unwritten stories.
We took a jeepney ride to Casa Tesoro that has artsy galleries with eclectic modern artworks. Just beside it is their handicrafts store. It’s full of both woven and wooden crafts.
Located just below Casa Tesoro’s art galleries is Dakota Cabin Cafe Bar, which offers western dishes with aviation and aircraft-inspired interiors. I love the lighting and the whole vibe of this bar. It’s very laid-back and classy, despite of the rowdy and somewhat sleazy streets of Ermita.
After walking through timeless streets, we passed by Ibarra’s Party Venues and Catering and Solidaridad Book Shop which was like finding a gem amidst the crowded streets of Ermita. This bookshop was founded by F. Sionil Jose, a Philippine National Artist for Literature. It’s so cool to see that this bookshop has stood the test of time. That despite all the bookstores growing through time, Solidaridad has managed to find its niche and stay relevant.
Every street and every corner treasures a story that was kept for the longest time, just waiting for people to uncover it.