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Quiapo Church

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Quiapo Church is the most famous church in the Philippines. Known as  Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene.

Situated in Manila Quiapo a popular shopping area  with massive crowds  every day.

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A: Sunday afternoon in class

por Lauren Malcampo, 130 metros de distancia

Sunday afternoon in class

B: lights, camera, rotate!

por Lauren Malcampo, 130 metros de distancia

lights, camera, rotate!

C: empty warehouse

por Lauren Malcampo, 130 metros de distancia

empty warehouse

D: where did everyone go?

por Lauren Malcampo, 130 metros de distancia

where did everyone go?

E: Sunday in class

por Lauren Malcampo, 130 metros de distancia

Sunday in class

F: Manila - Quiapo Market

por Willy Kaemena, 130 metros de distancia

Wikipedia: "Quiapo is a district and city square of Manila. It derives its name from the water cabbag...

Manila -  Quiapo Market

G: Quiapo

por Willy Kaemena, 230 metros de distancia

Pedestrian Bridge over Quezon Boulevard in Manila Quiapo

Quiapo

H: Shanty Town

por Willy Kaemena, 630 metros de distancia

Manila is a town of harsh contrasts. Here it seems they tried to  construct a fancy facade in order t...

Shanty Town

I: Manila San Sebastian Church

por Fung Yu, 660 metros de distancia

Manila San Sebastian Church

J: Jones bridge in Binondo

por Fung Yu, 720 metros de distancia

View 5 meters below Jones bridge in Manila.

Jones bridge in Binondo

Este panorama fue tomado en Philippines

Esta es una vista general de 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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