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Panorama's in de omgeving van Philippines

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A: Manila Makati Sun Set Rooftop City Garden Hotel

door Willy Kaemena, 40 hier vandaan

Wikipedia: "The City of Makati (pronounced /məˈkɑːtɪ/ mə-kah-tee; Filipino: Makati), in the Philippin...

Manila Makati Sun Set Rooftop City Garden Hotel

B: Parking area along Makati Avenue

door Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 200 hier vandaan

Parking area along Makati Avenue

C: Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. cor. Makati Ave.

door Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 330 hier vandaan

Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. cor. Makati Ave.

D: My First Attemp with 360 degree panorama

door sally lee, 550 hier vandaan

My First Attemp with 360 degree panorama

E: Makati Avenue

door Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 630 hier vandaan

Makati Avenue

F: Makati Avenue, Makati, Philippines

door Rommel Bundalian, 640 hier vandaan

Makati Avenue, Makati, Philippines

G: General Pio Del Pilar Monument

door Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 650 hier vandaan

General Pio Del Pilar Monument

H: Makati ave cor. Paseo de Roxas

door Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 710 hier vandaan

Makati ave cor. Paseo de Roxas

I: Makati City Hall Patio

door Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 720 hier vandaan

Makati City Hall Patio

J: Lapu-lapu Monument

door Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 740 hier vandaan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapu-Lapu Lapu-Lapu (1491–1542) was the datu of Mactan, an island in the...

Lapu-lapu Monument

Dit panorama is genomen in Philippines

Dit is een overzicht van 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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