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Manila Main Street, Philippines, 1898 or before
Text under the illustration: This is formed of a curious conglomeration of all shapes and makes of buildings. Some of the stores are modern and up to date, whilst others are the very opposite. I suspect this is the south side of Escolta Street, but not sure. Illustration from the book: Manila and the Philippines 1898 Author: Margherita Arlina Mamm, 1871-1907 Publisher: London, New York, F. T. Neely Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Fort Santiago, Philippines
Fort Santiago is a defense fortress built for Spanish conquistador, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. The fort is part of the structure of the walled city of Intramuros, in Manila, Philippines. The location of the Fort Santiago was once the site of the palace and kingdom of Rajah Suleiman, a Muslim chieftain of pre-Hispanic Manila. The Spaniards destroyed the settlements and erected the Fort Santiago in 1571.The fort is shielded by 22 feet high walls, with a thickness of 8 feet and an entrance…
14 Places to Visit in the Philippines in 2014 - Lakwatsero
It is already half of the first month of the new year and only few weeks before summer but how’s your bucket list for this year going so far? Are you done contemplating which places to see and cross in your travel wishlist? What beach to visit? What waterfalls to trek? Where to have some pinch of adventure? Where to go on a road trip? What new experience to try? Or simply, where to this year?! With plenty of amazing destinations in the Philippines, I...Continue Reading "14 Places to Visit in…
While Corregidor Island may be a 1.5 hour ferry ride from the city, it is still one of the most notable attractions in and around Manila. Located on Manila Bay, this island offers spectacular views and features a variety of historical monuments and ruins. The Pacific War Memorial and Filipino Heroes Memorial are both located on the island.