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Old February 21st, 2013, 08:36 PM   #81
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@Animo. i really enjoy all your post about Manila and the rest of the Philippines, i´m a well declared Philippines lover, and i´m really looking forward to go back there so it would be my pleasure if by any chance we could meet up in Manila and stroll around while you illustrate me with your wide knowledge about your country national heritage.

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Old February 21st, 2013, 08:39 PM   #82
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 12:10 AM   #83
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Manila es hermosa.
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Old February 25th, 2013, 11:42 PM   #84
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Old February 26th, 2013, 12:50 AM   #85
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Filipino cities as a whole are pretty. So lush and tropical yet very modern
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 03:20 AM   #86
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Some stuff from the other islands...

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Iglesia de San Joaquin
Known for the relief of the Rendicion de Tetuan (Surrender of Tetuan)



We go on the details of this seemingly quite sophisticated wall relief of the surrender of Tetuan. The said battle resulted in Spanish victory against the Moors of Morocco. Probably a reflection of the moro-moro mentality of the Spanish-colonial Philippines.























The reliefs remind me of those found in the Persepolis in Persia or the Mesopotamian civilisations. Although I bet these relifs are of a 19th century vintage, however, it somehow feels like it has been as ancient as the mythical Ten Bornean Datus.

I hope it would be maintained properly. This is San Joaquin church's crowning glory.


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Old March 2nd, 2013, 03:20 AM   #87
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Iglesia de Santo Tomas de Villauneva
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Miag-ao, Iloilo

We do all know that since 1994, Miag-ao Church has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From its construction more than 200 years ago as a fortress church, built to defend the constituents from the frequent Moro and pirate raids of the past, it became a manifestation of Filipino ingenuity and fruits of labour of our ancestors.

Known for having a baroque-rococo architecture, somehow it stands as a clash of civilisations. The lush tropical motif of the church's facade describe the tropical environment of the islands. San Cristobal Colon (Christopher Colombus) is seen carrying the Santo Niño (Christ Child) in his back while holding to a coconut tree trunk.

The belfries, which are uneven in design and height, adds to its uniqueness. The yellow sandstone used is one of its kind in southern Iloilo. Massive walls and seemingly incorporation of Aztec architecture, made this church an architectural marvel.



Southern belfry - In fairness, it has now a carillon.


The massive belfries


The church and the UNESCO marker


In front


Let's go with the details

Just recently, NCCA had the facade cleaned, as part of the UNESCO WHC perks. How I wish all of our heritage sites would have the budget too.


San Cristobal Colon y Santo Niño


Guayava, Papaya, Coconata...




The pediment somehow reminds me of anything Aztec. Include that the belfries--most especially the northern belfry.

La puerta mayor


A more squat north belfry


In fairness with the restoration, they have this saint's hand fixed.


I guess this is the king of España


In the middle of the rococo-shell niche is the statue of Miag-ao's patron saint, Santo Tomas de Villanueva


Rococo-Baroque and Azteca mixed in one facade


From a different perspective






The motifs




Resembling ancient Mexica


Santo Tomas de Villanueva, ig-ampo mo kami!


A closer look at the faces of Cristobal Colon and Santo Niño



Inside the adoration chapel. The Holy Eucharist
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jungstein make sure you source your photos!
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Old March 4th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #90
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A photo taken by me of Puerto madero, Buenos aires:

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'Madrid de los Austrias',Spain and sorry for the quality but my good camera got stolen on Gran Via a few days back so I'm on a cheap Nikon Coolpix :'(



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Old March 10th, 2013, 09:08 PM   #92
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Some of Mexico City, Mexico.
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El que me diga cuántas pelusas se le ven a mis fotos se gana un desayuno conmigo en una taqueria callejera del sur de la Ciudad de México:

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Old March 17th, 2013, 07:49 AM   #93
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Philippines, Taguig
just like to show the greenery of Taguig .

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The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines (UST, Filipino: Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas, Spanish: Universidad de Santo Tomás, colloquially, "Ustê") is a private, Roman Catholic university run by the Order of Preachers in Manila. Founded on 28 April 1611 by archbishop of Manila Miguel de Benavides, it has the oldest extant university charter in the Philippines and in Asia[2][3] and is one of the world's largest Catholic universities in terms of enrollment found on one campus.[4][5] UST is also the largest university in the city of Manila. As the only Pontifical University in Asia,[6] UST is the only university to have been visited by two popes three times: once by Pope Paul VI on Nov. 28, 1970, and twice by Pope John Paul II on Feb. 18, 1981 and January 13, 1995.[7]

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Old May 13th, 2013, 08:58 PM   #96
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The very few surviving colonial town in the Philippines.

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Viva Vigan Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO.


by Vigan for New 7 Wonders Cities
See more photos of Vigan at Vigan, Philippines and Vigan and Candon Cities, and Ilocos Sur Province
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Old June 1st, 2013, 05:18 AM   #97
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By the way, that girl is HOT!
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Do Filipinos still speak good Spanish? I think it's the only multi-century Spanish colony to still have a different language, no?
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Do Filipinos still speak good Spanish? I think it's the only multi-century Spanish colony to still have a different language, no?
Only 1.8 million Filipinos are able to speak Spanish, that's out of a total population of almost a hundred million people. An additional 1.2 million speak Chavacano, a Spanish-based creole language that sounds just like Spanish to the untrained ear.

At the start of the 20th century, Spanish was flourishing in the country just years after independence from Spain. Then the Americans came and imposed English as a medium of instruction in schools. By the 1940's Spanish was in decline. Then World War 2 came and ravaged Manila, where most of the country's Spanish speakers resided (and unfortunately got killed, the language along with them). It went downhill from then. By the 1970's it was taken out of the school curriculum and by 1987, it was stripped of its official language status.

Today Spanish exists as the "language of the elite", mostly old-money rich Filipinos with Spanish ancestry speak it. Though thousands of Spanish loanwords have found their way into the scores of languages in the Philippines. Examples are kutsara, lamesa, bentilador, kama, sabon, tinidor, libro, kasilya, plantsa, misa de gallo, Noche Buena, delicadeza, amor propio, palabra de honor, panaderya, and many more.
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