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Lagoon near tourist building

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A: Bacolod Lagoon closed to tourism building

od Noruel Castillano, 40 meters away

Bacolod Lagoon closed to tourism building

B: Bacolod Lagoon northside

od Noruel Castillano, 60 meters away

Bacolod Lagoon northside

C: Lagoon Bacolod

od Noruel Castillano, 60 meters away

Lagoon Bacolod

D: negros occidental FITS center

od Noruel Castillano, 100 meters away

negros occidental FITS center

E: Junction Of 6th Strt And Lacson

od Noruel Castillano, 120 meters away

Junction Of 6th Strt And Lacson

F: Corner Capitol Rd And Lacson Street

od Noruel Castillano, 130 meters away

Corner Capitol Rd And Lacson Street

G: 8th Lacson Street

od Noruel Castillano, 150 meters away

8th Lacson Street

H: Bacolod Tourism Center

od Noruel Castillano, 150 meters away

photo taken infront of bacolod tourism center where does research and evaluation of tourism related s...

Bacolod Tourism Center

I: Gatuslao and S. Capitol

od Maricris Castillano, 170 meters away

Gatuslao and S. Capitol

J: Gatuslao and N. Capitol

od Maricris Castillano, 170 meters away

Gatuslao and N. Capitol

This panorama was taken in Philippines

This is an overview of Philippines

The Philippines are an archipelago of more than seven thousand islands off the southeast coast of Asia. Only half of these islands have been named and roughly one thousand are inhabited. Look at how beautiful they are! People first arrived here from the mainland around 25,000 B.C. by crossing a land bridge which existed at the time.

The name comes from Ferdinand Magellan of Portugal, who explored the Philippines in 1521. He claimed them in service of Spain, naming them after Prince Philip. Spain controlled the Philippines for the next 350 years until the Philippine Revolution of 1896.

Here's a picture of Fort Santiago, where the national hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned prior to his execution. He was a poet and novelist who supported peaceful reform, rather than violent revolution, against the Spanish government.

This is one of poems in which he describes the creation of the world, as a gift to his mother:

"Say they that tell of the world, the first dawn of the sun, the first kiss that his bosom inflamed, when thousands of beings surged out of nothing, and peopled the depths, and to the heights mounted, to wherever his fecund kiss was implanted"

Violent revolution broke out anyway and the Philippines changed hands from Spanish, to American, to Japanese control over the next fifty years. Following World War Two they finally became an independent republic.

Back to the beautiful ocean! You can dream about the Cafe Del Mar resort next time you find your screen saver kicking in when you're still sitting at the desk staring blankly. There's a series of DJ mixes with this title but I don't know if it refers to the same place. I would not be surprised.

Annnnd to really get you buying your plane tickets...

the sunset over Borocay White Beach!

Text by Steve Smith.

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