|Mitch taking pro|
I cannot remember when was the last time I visited such historical landmark like the Fort Santiago. Fort simply means in Filipino as Moog or Moog ni Santiago and in Spanish, Fuerte de Santiago. It is a defense fortress built for Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi.
|The main entrance of Fort Santiago towering 40 feet (12 m) high|
|Pinkish Water Lily at the Fort's stone walled moat|
|A few circular benches around the Fort|
We were only three who went out (Michelle Anne, Joann and yours truly). Our first stop, Fort Santiago. From the Manila Central LRT Station, we rent a cab and gora na sa shooting location (ay, artista?!) hehe.
Oh, yan ha, we're quits na Jo....:p
But seriously, you need to ask for authorization first to the Fort's management before taking any pictorial at the said place, like the commonly, pre nup. That was the advised by the Spanish looked like security guard when I first visited the place.
Pero kung tamang picturan lang at no costumes required eh pede ka na umariba sa loob at magpose ng walang hanggan na parang ginawa ni Mitch at ni Joann. :)
|Cge, kayo na talaga!|
The statue at the end of the lawn, which is called the Plaza Armas, is of Dr Jose Rizal. It is a shrine of remembrance and stands on the site where he was imprisoned.
On the right of the photo is the Dulang Rajah Soliman, which is now used as a theatre. The left hand side of this building is the now chapel, then cell of Dr Jose Rizal, where he spent his last night on earth.
|Fort Santiago Park and the Philippine Flag|
|Perfect pose at the wall; just before you pass the arch gate of Fort Santiago|
The gate of Fort Santiago was built together with the military barracks in 1714. It was destroyed by the battle of Manila in 1945.
|If I'm not mistaken, the Fort has 3 to 4 gates|
|You'll see alot of students wandering at PLAZA ARMAS|
The three of us noticed that the atmosphere was too humid. Makulimlim pero mainit. Eh, wala naman masyadong araw nung time na to'. pero tuloy pa rin kami sa pictorial.
|Joan, pagod knb kaka smile?|
|Took outside the room of Rizal|