"Callejon" means small side street in the Philippines. The word is Spanish but was adopted as name for small side streets in the Philippines. I was in heavy traffic, so my driver took a shortcut at F. Florentino Street in Manila going towards University of Santo Tomas. The perpendicular streets are all very narrow Callejon. It was about five o'clock PM and the sun was low. Sitting inside the car I saw this side street with a vacant land inside , very rare in Manila. So I took the picture. When I look at my my camera after the shot it came out quite nice.
In this picture you can see how narrow is the street. You see a jeepney, a boy with his hair dyed orange carrying a "pinga" or a wood bar shaped and formed about five feet long for carrying pails of water or other loads attached to two ends. You carry the load balancing the "pinga" on your shoulder. People walking and working. The street is still wet although the rain happened ealrly in the morning. The flood drainage system is none existent. There is even an emaciated looking dog at the bottom right corner.