Posts Tagged ‘manila’

Manila View from Antipolo

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How I wish I could go back and redo most of my night landscape shots. hahahah. This shot has a lot of potential. If it wasn’t for the smog in Manila and/or my amateur skills, it could have been an awesome shot. Nonetheless, I think the picture looks pretty good.

Date and Time: May 2, 2009 11:00 pm

Location: Antipolo City, Philippines

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Lamppost

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Before incandescent lamps, gas lighting was employed in cities. The earliest lamps required that a lamplighter tour the town at dusk, lighting each of the lamps, but later designs employed ignition devices that would automatically strike the flame when the gas supply was activated. The earliest of such street lamps were built in the Arab Empire, especially in Córdoba, Spain.

Date and Time: April 4, 2009 4:32 pm

Location: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

Kalesa

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The kalesa is basically a horse drawn carriage, it was introduced to the Philippines in the 18th Century by the Spanish. It became one of the modes of transportation in the Philippines, especially for commerce and nobles or officials that could afford it.

The word, also spelled calesa, predates the Spanish conquest and descends ultimately from an Old Church Slavonic word meaning “wheels.”

Date and Time: April 4, 2009, 4:06pm

Location: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

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UST Fountain of Wisdom

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Fountain located at the right side the famous Arch of the Centuries monument.

Date and Time: April 2, 2009 4:39 pm

Location: UST, Philippines

Arch of the Centuries

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The Arch of the Centuries was originally erected in 1611 at Intramuros, where UST was originally found. When the University transferred to its present location at Sampaloc, the Arch was also carried piece-by-piece and was re-erected at the front of the main vehicular entrance of the University.

Date and Time: April 2, 2009 4:32 pm

Location: UST, Philippines

Lato

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Caulerpa lentillifera (Green Caviar) also known as “lato” or sea grapes is very popular in Cebu and usually served as salad.

Date and Time: March 31, 2009, 3:10 pm

Location: Freska, Greenhills, Philippines

Marikina Sunset

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A view from SM Marikina parking

Date and Time: March 30, 2009, 4:55 pm

Location: SM Marikina, Philippines