0 Likes

Sabtang Lighthouse
Philippines
One of the three lighthouses in the Batanes Group of Islands in northermost Philippines.
Copyright: Fung yu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6006x3003
上传: 04/09/2008
更新: 12/02/2012
观看次数:

...


Tags: countryside; mountain; ocean
comments powered by Disqus

Michael Malag
Sabtang Port, Batanes
Michael Malag
Remains of Ivatan houses
Fung Yu
Nakabuang beach
Michael Malag
Tinian View Point
Fung Yu
Batanes Near Loran Station
Michael Malag
Mahatao lighthouse
Michael Malag
Ahaw (Stone Arch) in Nakabuang beach
Fung Yu
White Beach in Batan Island
Michael Malag
Welcome to Basco
Michael Malag
Alapad Hill, Batanes
Michael Malag
Chavayan seaside, Sabtang, Batanes
Michael Malag
Vayang Rolling Hills
Thorsten von Eicken
Point Sublime view point on the Grand Canyon North Rim
Andrea Biffi
Castello in Valsolda
Masao Nagata
iPhone case Exhibition
Marcio Cabral
Blue Spring of Bonito River
Christian Obel
Møns Klint
René Mallick
Dawn Sardinia
yunzen liu
Shaanxi The Xi'an Circumvallation 2 ——Xi'an city walls south gate at night
David Rowley
Sunrise At Cape Reinga Lighthouse
Christian Obel
Eldfell, Heimaey, Iceland
Comi Valentine
A view from a polar of building bridge, La Thanh street, Hanoi Vietnam (Ngã tư La Thành - Hào Nam)
Kengo Shimizu
Steam Locomotives at Umekoji Museum
yunzen liu
Shaanxi Xi'an The eighth wonder of the world ——Museum 1 of the First Qin Emperor Terracotta Army and Horses
Fung Yu
Batanes Near Loran Station
Fung Yu
Aguinaldo Shrine
Fung Yu
Apo Island
Fung Yu
Marinduque Holy Rites
Fung Yu
Tabaco Church Interior
Fung Yu
Bohol Amorita Resort
Fung Yu
Ilocos Sta Monica Sarrat
Fung Yu
Dumaguete Sand Bar
Fung Yu
calauit giraffe feeding
Fung Yu
Guimaras Lighthouse
Fung Yu
Paoay Church
Fung Yu
Miag-ao Church
More About 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.