Have you felt an affinity with a place? Have you ever felt the need to go to a certain place but can't really explain why? You just have to go there. You just need to be there.
I feel this way about Old Manila. I am drawn to Intramuros and to Vigan. I feel like I should be there, I should explore, and just stay there. I don't feel the need to be in that place time and again but when someone mentions them or I am near, I am simply ... drawn.
This photo, I don't find it hard to see myself wearing a Maria Clara outfit and walking along the halls ... even possibly with a lover. We'd talk and walk and just bask in each other's company.
I can see myself running here and asking for help. Help that is not given because I have done something unforgiveable.
I can see myself in here, bleeding and dying, pining for my one true love; knowing that since we did not fulfill our love, we will in another lifetime.
I can see myself in here waiting for my lover to come and get me. I wait and wait and he never comes. Still, I wait.
I am drawn.