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Delpan-Tejeron

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The other end of Delpan street where the boundary of Makati and Manila City lies as well as Tejeron Street and J.P. Rizal Avenue. Noticeable development in this area (in the last 5 years at least) is the new Puregold Supermarket and the open street leading to Pasig line area.

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A: Philippine Racing Club 02

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One of the two U-turn slots along the stretch of A.P. Reyes Avenue and Pasong Tamo.This is the area w...

Philippine Racing Club 02

B: Rotonda facing Makati

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Santa Ana is a district of the City of Manila in the Philippines, located at the southeast banks of t...

Rotonda facing Makati

C: Philippine Racing Club 01

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outside the old and demolished Philippines Racing Club, the area where once stood a proud and histori...

Philippine Racing Club 01

D: Rotonda - M Roxas

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Santa Ana is a district of the City of Manila in the Philippines, located at the southeast banks of t...

Rotonda - M Roxas

E: A.Reyes ave. cor. Hippodromo street

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A.Reyes ave. cor. Hippodromo street

F: A. Reyes Avenue ( PRC area )

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A. Reyes Avenue ( PRC area )

G: Pasong Tamo - A.P. Reyes

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The far end of the island between A.P. Reyes and Pasong Tamo. This place best describes the "perennia...

Pasong Tamo - A.P. Reyes

H: M Roxas - Leiva Street

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Santa Ana is a district of the City of Manila in the Philippines, located at the southeast banks of t...

M Roxas - Leiva Street

I: Back of INC Syquia Santa Ana

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Back of INC Syquia Santa Ana

J: Syquia Street near INC

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Santa Ana is a district of the City of Manila in the Philippines, located at the southeast banks of t...

Syquia Street near INC

Dette panorama blev taget i Philippines

Dette er et overblik over 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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