Ruins are Beautiful
- Posted Jan. 23, 2011 by Lis Viewed 281 times
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.
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