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Quiapo Black Nazarene

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Philippines

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A: Jones bridge in Binondo

di Fung Yu, 510 metri di distanza

View 5 meters below Jones bridge in Manila.

Jones bridge in Binondo

B: San Agustin Church by JSMVS

di Jerry SMV Segador, 640 metri di distanza

Located in the historic walled city of Intramuros, Manila, the San Agustin Church is the oldest stone...

San Agustin Church by JSMVS

C: Manila - Quiapo Market

di Willy Kaemena, 740 metri di distanza

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

Manila -  Quiapo Market

D: Intramuros (Manila Cathedral - Palacio del Gobernador)

di Roy Alvarez, 760 metri di distanza

Intramuros Intramuros, located along the southern bank of the Pasig River, was built by the Spaniards...

Intramuros (Manila Cathedral - Palacio del Gobernador)

E: Horse Carriage (Kalesa)

di Willy Kaemena, 790 metri di distanza

Riding a horse carriage in Intramuros in front of the Manila Cathedral. Read more about these mode of...

Horse Carriage (Kalesa)

F: Quiapo Church

di Willy Kaemena, 820 metri di distanza

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

Quiapo Church

G: Sunday afternoon in class

di Lauren Malcampo, 940 metri di distanza

Sunday afternoon in class

H: lights, camera, rotate!

di Lauren Malcampo, 940 metri di distanza

lights, camera, rotate!

I: empty warehouse

di Lauren Malcampo, 940 metri di distanza

empty warehouse

J: where did everyone go?

di Lauren Malcampo, 940 metri di distanza

where did everyone go?

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Philippines

Questa è una vista generale di 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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