National Geographic : 1940 Oct
UOlcial nlotograph U.s.Army Air Corps Much of Manila's Magnificent Water Front Was Low-tide Mud Flats Till LongAfter American Occupation On made land now stand many clubs, hotels, playgrounds, piers, Government offices, and warehouses. The original Luneta, orseaside promenade, isseen now far inland (right center); today's Luneta is next to the water. Beside the indented bay is the Philippine Government-owned, air-cooled Manila Hotel. Pasig River mouth appears at far upper right (opposite page).