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Pan Pacific Hotel in Malate ( Manila )

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Philippines

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A: Manila Bay 2004

door Willy Kaemena, 390 hier vandaan

Manila Bay Nov. 2004

Manila Bay 2004

B: Centara Hotel Manila - Hotelpool

door Willy Kaemena, 700 hier vandaan

Rooftop Pool  of  Centara Hotel Manila

Centara Hotel Manila - Hotelpool

C: Chariot Ride at Rizal Park

door Alex Dennis Bolado, 1.2 hier vandaan

Chariot Ride at Rizal Park

D: La Madre Filipina

door Alex Dennis Bolado, 1.2 hier vandaan

The sculpture located a few meters from the Rizal Monument in Rizal Park. Literally “the Filipino Mot...

La Madre Filipina

E: Train Ride sa Luneta

door Alex Dennis Bolado, 1.3 hier vandaan

Rizal Park, also known as Luneta Park or colloquially Luneta, is a historical urban park located in t...

Train Ride sa Luneta

F: Rizal Park

door Alex Dennis Bolado, 1.3 hier vandaan

Rizal Park, also known as Luneta Park or colloquially Luneta, is a historical urban park located in t...

Rizal Park

G: Rizal Park

door Willy Kaemena, 1.3 hier vandaan

Manila Rizal Park- Luneta  with the Philippine flag marking the 0km point  for measuring the distance...

Rizal Park

H: Rizal Park 2009

door Willy Kaemena, 1.3 hier vandaan

Manila. Rizal Park with the Rizal monument and  the Philippine Flag. On the other side of the  street...

Rizal Park 2009

I: Manila Rizal Park

door Fung Yu, 1.3 hier vandaan

Manila Rizal Park

J: Picture-picturan sa Luneta

door Alex Dennis Bolado, 1.3 hier vandaan

Rizal Park, also known as Luneta Park or colloquially Luneta, is a historical urban park located in t...

Picture-picturan sa Luneta

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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