The Philippines: Around Manila (2)

Here are some pictures from around Manila, including Intramuros, Rizal Shrine, and sunset on Manilla Bay. This is from our trip to the Philippines in January 2005. Click on a picture to receive a larger, higher quality version. Enjoy -- Jim

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One day we visited Manila's Intramuros. This historic part of the city was surrounded by walls.
The Japanese occupied The Philippines for a while during World War II. Manila and of course Intramural was a key part of that. Here is some WWII era artillary and a canon.
Fort Santiago is inside Intramuros. This info sign gives its history with the Spanish, British, Japanese, Americans, and of course the natives.
Fort Santiago has a most at least part of the way around it.
The Rizal Shine in Fort Santiago honors national hero Jose Rizal. He died fighting for indepence from Spain in 1896. The American's got the Philippines as part of the Spanish-American War and the Filipinos didn't get total independence until after WWII.
The final steps of Jose Rizal (from his prison cell to execution spot) are marked on the ground.
A tomb for American and Filipino victims of the Japanese in February 1945.
Japanese soldier.
Pasig river from Ft. Santiago.
Maestranza armory, being excavated.
Near the entrance to Intramuros.

Some pictures of the famous sunset on Manila Bay.
15 second Quicktime video clip of the sun setting. Click to load and play (4.1 MB)
Manila floating hotel.

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31 December 2005
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