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THE HISTORIC ARCH OF THE Centuries was the original entrance to the university when the campus was still in Intramuros during the years from 1611 to 1941.

Info taken from www.ust.edu.ph

To read the blog post please visitwww.360philippines.com/university-of-santo-tomas-at-night

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A: University Of Santo Tomas Front Gate (Arch Of The Centuries)

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 10 meters away

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arch_of_the_Centuries The Arch of the Centuries was originally erected i...

University Of Santo Tomas Front Gate (Arch Of The Centuries)

B: University Of Santo Tomas Fountain of Wisdom area

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 30 meters away

University Of Santo Tomas Fountain of Wisdom area

C: UST Plaza Benavides / Benavides Monument

by Milo Timbol, 100 meters away

THE MONUMENT OF Bishop Miguel de Benavides, O.P., stands in front of the main building entrance of th...

UST Plaza Benavides / Benavides Monument

D: Ust Statue

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 150 meters away

Ust Statue

E: University Of Santo Tomas Grand Stand

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 170 meters away

FROM: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Santo_Tomas. The Pontifical and Royal University of ...

University Of Santo Tomas Grand Stand

F: University of Santo Tomas Grand Stand

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 190 meters away

http://wikimapia.org/565344/UST-Grandstand Our beloved late Pope John II celebrated the World Youth D...

University of Santo Tomas Grand Stand

G: UST Beato Angelico Building

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 190 meters away

UST Beato Angelico Building

H: University Of Santo Tomas Main Building

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 190 meters away

University Of Santo Tomas Main Building

I: UST Main Building

by Milo Timbol, 200 meters away

THIS MASTERPIECE BY ENGINEER-FRIAR Fr. Roque Ruaño, O.P., who once served as Dean of the Faculty of E...

UST Main Building

J: UST Quadricentennial Square

by Milo Timbol, 330 meters away

THE QUADRICENTENNIAL SQUARE creates a vibrant ambience in the UST campus that serves as a second home...

UST Quadricentennial Square

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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