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Ruins are Beautiful

2011.01.23
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Quick Facts:

This is Baluarte De San Diego. It was designed and built by Jesuit priest Antonio Sedeno from 1586 to 1587. It is one of the oldest stone fortifications in Intramuros.

The Baluarte was breached by British force with cannon fire in 1762. It was restored after but it was damaged during the earthquake of 1863. It was then condemned by the Spaniards. It was totally destroyed during the Battle of Manila in 1945.

Restoration began in 1979 and completed in 1992.

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I feel sad whenever I read history especially those times when WW is evident and various countries have invaded our country. My hatred will bubble whenever I read how they have treated our people once. But I am thankful still because it's over.
6 Comments
lovingthesun Lovely photo, dear friend! :-)
lovingthesun · 2011-01-23: 07:44
loulou169 Beautiful shot!
loulou169 · 2011-01-23: 07:48
ArtBee Very good shot of these ruins! What are they ruins of?
ArtBee · 2011-01-23: 09:03
noptek Yes they are. I love the ladder
noptek · 2011-01-23: 11:36
????? Very beautiful!!! So much nicer than the last one of the slug. haha
????? · 2011-01-23: 12:40
danrav Lis, great shot. It appears to be enormous, what is it???
danrav · 2011-01-23: 20:23
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