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Panoramabillede af Edgardo Gozun Tumang Taget 09:59, 22/01/2012 - Views loading...

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A: Musical instrument

Af Edgardo Gozun Tumang, mindre end 10 meter væk

Musical instrument

B: MOA Ferris Wheel

Af Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 40 meter væk

MOA Ferris Wheel

C: MOA

Af Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 40 meter væk

MOA

D: MOA Foot Bridge

Af Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 70 meter væk

MOA Foot Bridge

E: AJMT 18th Birthday @ YakiMix MOA

Af Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 90 meter væk

This is our daughter's 18th Birthday celebration at Yakimix restaurant together with family and frien...

AJMT 18th Birthday @ YakiMix MOA

F: Sunset at the Bay

Af Alex Dennis Bolado, 120 meter væk

This a perfect spot to view sunset.

Sunset at the Bay

G: Stage side

Af Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 120 meter væk

Stage side

H: Ferris Wheel

Af Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 130 meter væk

Ferris Wheel

I: Stage area

Af Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 140 meter væk

Stage area

J: MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO STATUE

Af Rommel Bundalian, 150 meter væk

A 10-foot bronze statue of Filipino boxing superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao together with the 8-foot...

MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO STATUE

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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