Saturday, June 28, 2008

Memories and Storm

Paco Park is a 4,114.80 square meter recreational garden area and was once Manila’s municipal cemetery during the Spanish colonial period. It is located along General Luna St. and at the east end of Padre Faura Street in Paco district in the City of Manila, the Philippines. This is where Jose Rizal was originally buried after he was executed in Luneta.

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City in Metro Manila, Philippines. The cemetery, 152 acres or 615,000 square metres in area, is located on a prominent plateau, visible at a distance from the east, south and west. With a total of 17,206 graves, it is the largest cemetery in the Pacific for U.S. personnel killed during World War II, and also holds war dead from the Philippines and other allied nations. Many of the personnel whose remains are interred or represented were killed in New Guinea, or during the Battle of the Philippines (1941-42) or the Allied recapture of the islands. The headstones are made of marble which are aligned in eleven plots forming a generally circular pattern, set among masses of a wide variety of tropical trees and shrubbery.

Prelude to a Storm. A week prior typhoon Frank hits the country.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Long Holiday Walk

It was June 9 this year when we celebrated our 110th Independence day although the actual date of our independence is June 12. This is the continuation of my past 3 posts starting from Quiapo to Intramuros. This post ends the series of photo during that Holiday walk.

The Gadget

Manila Cathedral


Cultural Show in Quirino Grand Stand

The Baywalk

The Philippine representative for Monocycle Competition abroad.
Good Luck!!!

To End the Long Walk from Quiapo to Baywalk is it's relaxing Scenery

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Intramuros... Where Time and History were Confined

Intramuros, located along the southern bank of the Pasig River, was built by the Spaniards in the 16th century and is the oldest district of the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Its name, in Spanish, intramuros, literally "within the walls", meaning within the wall enclosure of the city/fortress, also describes its structure as it is surrounded by thick, high walls and moats. During the Spanish colonial period, Intramuros was considered Manila itself.

Faces of ESCOLTA

During the final years of the Spanish Occupation, Escolta Street had the reputation for being the best of the trade districts in Binondo, Manila, the Philippines. Escolta is famous for having the downtown office of the Manila Times located there. Now, Escolta is already the home of homeless people living on this street. The booming business are now replaced by decaying buildings that showcases the glory of it's past.