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Panoramic photo by willy-kaemena PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 11:17, 15/02/2009 - Views loading...

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Beside the Jeepney, the tricycle is the means of public transport in the Philippines. Tricycles are even more common sight in the provinces and smaller towns, but even in Manila you can see them in the neighbourhoods.

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A: Libertad St.

od Willy Kaemena, less than 10 meters away

A typical street scene in Manila, with Jeepneys and Tricycle and local business. It was on a Sunday m...

Libertad St.

B: Ferris Wheel

od Alex Dennis Bolado, 1.1 km daleko

55 meter Mall of Asia Eye is the tallest ferris wheel in the Philippines with 36 air-conditioned gond...

Ferris Wheel

C: HK Sun Plaza Warehouse

od Jon Caparas, 1.1 km daleko

An empty warehouse.

HK Sun Plaza Warehouse

D: DHQ Studio Parking

od Myke Chiang, 1.1 km daleko

My first 360° Panoramic shot in front of DHQ studio in Macapagal Blvd.

DHQ Studio Parking

E: Yabuli Parking6000x3000

od Myke Chiang, 1.1 km daleko

Yabuli Parking6000x3000

F: DHQ

od Edwin Karganilla Jr., 1.1 km daleko

A friend's hangout, HQ, tambayan. :)

DHQ

G: HK Sun Plaza Warehouse

od Sam Nakai, 1.2 km daleko

My First Panoramic Shot! Learning! :D

HK Sun Plaza Warehouse

H: Workshop

od Edwin Karganilla Jr., 1.2 km daleko

First Batch

Workshop

I: Final Output

od Edwin Karganilla Jr., 1.2 km daleko

Sample Output

Final Output

J: Makati NIght Scene with Dong-dong Pitoy

od JAN Maglasang, 1.5 km daleko

Makati NIght Scene with Dong-dong Pitoy

Makati NIght Scene with Dong-dong Pitoy

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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