Saturday, 11 August 2012

Hiking at Intramuros

Our main target was really intramuros. But there was still time, which is why we still had a chance to see Luneta at daytime. Why Intramuros? Lately (i mean, the past 2-3 years), hubby had been watching war history - from Germany to Russia to Vietnam to Japan and we are fascinated in Forts. So we went there, took the MRT and LRT connect and walked our way to Intramuros. Intramuros literally mean "within walls" and since there is a city (technically, that is Manila) inside it - it is called the walled city. We were not able to reach the Fort Santiago (a citadel guarding the walled City) because the walls connecting to it has been destroyed and remained unrestored. So we just walked from Letran to the main gate only. Here are our photos.
Muralla

Baluarte de San Gabriel (fronting Colegio de San Juan de Letran)
Us twogether.

Letran at the Background.

Off we go hiking!
Smile Ateneo :D

Lyceum

Mapua

Baluarte de Dilao

Baluarte de San Andres

Fire!

Watch out for flying golf balls.


Baluarte de San Diego

Baluarte plano luneta de Sta Isabel



Thursday, 9 August 2012

Luneta Park, Lungsod ng Maynila

Every time we travel, we make sure that we have a historical trip on the side. My beloved husband is a self-proclaimed historian (ahem). :D I try to pretend like i'm a historian too. Hehe. Quite honestly, I like it because we get to discuss and I learn in the process. I find it important to blog this because our daughter will soon read this and I hope she will have a husband who also values history and value more importantly his learning from all of them. It is always handy to relate a story using photos. So here they are:


Luneta Park. During Rizal Park LED Lighting Ceremony. Before the Independence Day 2012.

Go Ateneo. LOL.

Agree.

Rizal's Execution Site


 
Fighting Vehicle. Independence Day Exhibit.

Commando V 150 S
4-speed forward and 1 reverse
Combat weight: 9 tons
Passengers: 9

105/14 Pack Howitzer

Kaboom!

LAV-300 APC/FSV

Amphibian of the Few and the Proud.

Excuse me sir, pa picture ta. :D

With the snipers.

Ay heavy pala. Abi kog joke lang.

Tira Pataka!

Kalayaan 2012 at Luneta Park

Coast Guard.

Let's go to Scarborough Shoal! :D