Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken – show us something that surprised you on “the road taken.” It could be a heritage building in your city or town as seen from a new-to-you angle, a yummy meal on a road trip detour, or the penny you found on a casual stroll. (I still love to find pennies — always a small thrill!) This challenge is wide open — show us the excitement, surprise, wonder, or amazement of your “road taken.”

 

Vintage Shop
The road taken to a Victorian corner shop England
Llanrwst Cottage
The road taken to the excellent Llanrwst tea-room owned by the National Trust next to Pont Fawr a narrow three-arch stone bridge, It is said to have been designed by Inigo Jones and it was built in 1636 by Sir John Wynn of Gwydir Castle. The bridge connects the town with Gwydir, a manor house dating from 1492, Originally built to carry horses and carts.
Walled City
The road taken is Muralla Street, Intramuros (Latin, within the walls) is the oldest district and historic core of the City of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Also called the Walled City
Cottage Ruin
The road taken passed by the wonderful Rhos quarry barrack ruins near Capel Curig. Snowdonia National Park. North Wales.UK.
Pump House Way
The road taken to the old Pumping Engine House at Dorothea Slate Quarry, Talysarn, Nantlle Valley, north Wales, UK. The Dorothea Quarry specialised in the production of blue and purple slates, mostly for roofing. Slate is a metamorphosed shale and that in Snowdonia is of Ordovician age. The quarry officially opened in 1829 though illegal quarrying in and around Nantlle had been active throughout the eighteenth century. Further investment was made in 1835 but production did not really get underway until the building boom of the latter nineteenth century. The Dorothea Quarry is five hundred feet deep and the last four hundred are in water. Around 1900 the company experimented with electric pumps to keep the quarry dewatered but was dissatisfied with them. Accordingly, in 1906 they installed a Cornish engine by Holman Brothers of Camborne, said to be the last ever built. The engine pumped ten gallons per second from five hundred feet working in a shaft of 465 feet depth. Its two coal-fired Lancashire boilers fed steam to a sixty-inch diameter single cylinder that rocked a cast-steel beam of twenty-three tons. The engine worked until 1951 when it was replaced by a sixty horse-power electric pump. It did brief duty in 1956. The engine and its house remain intact though the pump assembly has decayed and the boilers have been vandalised by copper thieves. The quarry closed in 1970
Old Cottage
winter sun light on the old abandoned cottage
Celtic Cross
On the northern side of the Great Orme,Llandudno, north Wales, UK nestling in a sheltered hollow, is the church of Saint Tudno built in the 12th century.
Wat Rong Khun
The road taken to Wat Rong Khun the contemporary unconventional buddhist and Hindu temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Construction began in 1997
Red Square Malacca
The road taken to Christ Church built in 1753 an Anglican church in the Dutch Square of Malacca, Malaysia. It is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia. The church is built in Dutch Colonial architecture style and is laid out in a simple rectangle of 82 feet by 42 feet. The ceiling rises to 40 feet and is spanned by wooden beams, each carved from a single tree. The roof is covered with Dutch tiles and the walls were raised using Dutch bricks built on local laterite blocks then coated with Chinese plaster. The floors of the church are paved with granite blocks originally used as ballast for merchant ships
MBK Bangkok
The very busy road taken to MBK Center, also known as Mahboonkrong, is a large shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. At eight stories high, the center contains around 2,000 shops
Seri Gemilang Bridge 1
The road taken over Putrajaya Dam & Pedestrian Bridge This 135-metre pedestrian built by capitalising on the uniqueness of the labyrinth spillway is yet another landmark for Putrajaya. Located at Precinct 5 is located near the Seri Gemilang Bridge and the Putrajaya Convention Centre. Reflecting on the natural environment, this 135m footbridge consists of a butterfly-like arch with curved deck. This double asymmetrical tubular arch bridge is specially designed for pedestrian and cyclist crossing the Putrajaya Lake. Putrajaya is a planned city, located 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Long Walk
The wooden road taken to Nalusuan island in the Cebu Strait situated in between the Province of Bohol and Mactan Island. Philippines
Tour Boat Sunset
The road taken to our Tour boat moored off the Pandanon Island Bohol, Philippines
Llyn Peninsula
The road taken high above the Llyn Peninsula a beautiful, hilly arm of land tapering from Snowdonia’s mountains into the Irish Sea. north Wales UK
Winding Road
The winding road taken through Snowdonia, North Wales, UK
Valley Light
The road taken through the winter valley north Wales UK
Almost Home
The road taken through part of the Nant Ffrancon Pass in Snowdonia, a stretch of the old A5 roman road between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy North Wales
Stop Sign
The road not taken – Stop sign at a snow covered country lane
Tsunami Hazard Zone Sign
The road taken with caution – Tsunami blue and white hazard zone Sign in Thai and English

 

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Seascape: Thursday’s Special

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special.

Soft Light Sunset
Sunset Wales UK
Smooth Waters
Llandudno Pier a seaside resort of Llandudno on the coast of North Wales between Bangor and Colwyn Bay. At 2,295 ft the pier is the longest in Wales and the fifth longest in England and Wales
Pier at Llandudno
Llandudno Pier, a seaside resort on the coast of North Wales between Bangor and Colwyn Bay. At 2,295 ft the pier is the longest in Wales and the fifth longest in England and Wales. Long exposure
Heaven And Earth
Seascape Sunset, aircraft vapor trails North Wales UK. Contrails or vapor trails are long, thin artificial clouds that sometimes form behind aircraft
Sunset Lighthouse
Seascape Sunset at Talacre Lighthouse North Wales UK
Manila Bay Sunset
Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.
Boracay Sunset
sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines
Pandanon Island Sunset
Tour boat sunset moored off Pandanon Island Bohol, Philippines
Thai Longboat
Wooden Thai longboat moored off the beautiful coast of Koh Lanta in the straits of malacca Thailand
Sunset Deganwy Beach
Sunset Deganwy Beach north wales UK
Rhoscolyn Coastline
Rhoscolyn lies in the south western corner of Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales, looking out into the Irish Sea. The defining feature of the landscape here is the dramatic, rocky coastline were there are numerous inlets and coves. The Rhoscolyn coast is well known for its striking natural arches that the sea has carved out of the cliffs. They are called Bwa Du the black arch, and Bwa Gwyn the white arch. Long Exposure
Nant Gwrtheyrn
Nant Gwrtheyrn or “the Nant” as it is often called, is a magical place located in a former quarrying village on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales, UK

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Narrow

 

Pier Flags
Nalusuan island in the Cebu Strait situated in between the Province of Bohol and Mactan Island. Philippines
Cebu Tour Boat
Narrow jetty to the Tour boat moored off the Pandanon Island found in the northern part of Bohol, Philippines
white-templeTopaz
Narrow footbridge to Rong Khun temple a contemporary unconventional buddhist and Hindu temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Construction began in 1997 cast in cement and reflective glass.
mango1
Narrow footpath through the mangrove forest, Pran Buri Forest Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
Church of St Mary
14th century parish church of St. Mary Caerhun north Wales UK
St Patrick Arch
St Patricks Church Anglesey, the Church of Llanbadrig, on the headland near Cemaes Bay was founded during the 5th Century.
Spring Footpath
onset of Spring in a beautiful garden
Mawr Country Park
The Cefn Viaduct at the y Mawr Country Park, designed by Henry Robertson and built by Thomas Brassey in 1848 to carry the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway across the valley of the River Dee, north Wales, UK. The viaduct is 460 metres long. (1,508 feet),. 45 metres high (147 feet) and has 19 arches
Chirk Aqueduct
Chirk Aqueduct is a 70-foot high and 710-foot long navigable aqueduct that carries what is now the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley near Chirk, on the England-Wales border. The aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal and completed in 1801
South Stack Lighthouse
South Stack lighthouse is built on Ynys Lawd, a small rocky island just off the edge of Holy Island, which itself is an island just barely separate from the main part of Anglesey, north Wales, UK. To reach it you need to descend a switchback stairway running down the cliff face, over 400 steps down and 400 back up. At the bottom a bridge carries the visitor over a chasm to the island. A height of 41 metres the South Stack Lighthouse has warned passing ships of the treacherous rocks below since its completion in 1809
Chirk Aqueduct 1801
Chirk Aqueduct is a 70-foot high and 710-foot long navigable aqueduct that carries what is now the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley near Chirk, on the England-Wales border. The aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal and completed in 1801
Canal Path
Llangollen Canal is one of the most popular canals for holidaymakers in Britain
Stairway Graffiti
scene of abandonment, Graffiti in the ancient british mansion stairway
Follow The Path
Nant Gwrtheyrn or “the Nant” as it is often called, is a magical place located in a former quarrying village on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales, UK

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

A quick one from me this week as I seem to have lost my creative mojo ….

INRI Stained Glass
INRI Stained Glass. The acronym INRI (Latin: Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum) represents the Latin inscription which in English reads as Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews.
Golden Buddha
Large golden Sitting Buddha statue with people praying
Vintage Laundry Room
Victorian Laundry Room
Penmon Priory Sunset
Penmon Priory is located on Anglesey, where the Menai Strait returns to the Irish Sea. The Priory sits in a pastoral location close to the banks of the Menai Strait clustered together with St Seiriol’s Church, the Dovecote, and the ancient Holy Well of St Seiriol. The monastery was founded by the 6th Century celtic Saint, Seiriol, but Viking raids have destroyed the remains of the original structure. The church and the conical tower were built in the middle of the 12th Century under the authority of Gruffudd ap Cynan and Owain Gwynedd, and it remains to this day as the finest example of a 12th Century church in Gwynedd. A new chancel with richly carved arches and pillars was added in the 13th Century. and Penmon became an Augustinian Priory.
Ancient Dovecote
Ancient Dovecote, Isle of Anglesey north Wales UK. Interior of Penmon Dovecote Built in about 1600 by Sir Richard Bulkeley showing nesting boxes for over 1,000 birds, the ladder base and corbelled stone roof
British Museum
The British Museum London was established in 1753, dedicated to human history, art, and culture, Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
Conwy Castle by Lamplight
Evening photograph of Conwy Castle, Conwy Castle dominates the mouth of the River Conwy and the medieval walled town of Conwy in North Wales, UK.  The castle was built on the orders of King Edward I of England and construction began in 1283 under the direction of Edward’s chief architect James of St. George. Today the castle is one of the best preserved castles in the whole of North Wales.
Seri Gemilang Bridge 1
Putrajaya Dam and Pedestrian Bridge. This 135-metre pedestrian built by capitalising on the uniqueness of the labyrinth spillway is yet another landmark for Putrajaya. Located at Precinct 5 is located near the Seri Gemilang Bridge and the Putrajaya Convention Centre. Reflecting on the natural environment, this 135m footbridge consists of a butterfly-like arch with curved deck. This double asymmetrical tubular arch bridge is specially designed for pedestrian and cyclist crossing the Putrajaya Lake. Putrajaya is a planned city, located 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fallen Leaves
Autumn at Llyn Crafnant, a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Midnight Lake
The snow covered mountains of Cwm Idwal, a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Cwm Idwal is a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, UK
Lake Padarn Sunset
Padarn lake late evening awaiting sunset, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon north Wales, UK
Autumn Rapids 2
Autumn at the conwy river near Betws-y-Coed, north Wales, UK
Snowdon Winter
Winter storm heading for Snowdon. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands
Lighthouse At Sunset
Talacre Lighthouse silhouette at sunset, north Wales UK
Sunset Deganwy Beach
Sunset Deganwy Beach north wales UK
National Park Sunset
Beautiful sunset at the lake Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand Tthe marine national park opened in 1966 and was the first coastal national park in Thailand. Located just 63 kilometers south of Hua Hin.
Sunset Puka beach
Sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines.
Beach Sunset
seascape sunset north Wales UK
Manila Bay Sunset
Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.
Sunset By The Beach
Sunset over Deganwy beach North Wales UK
Lighthouse Rescue
Seascape Sunset RAF Westland Sea King HAR3 XZ593 helicopter rescue at Talacre Lighthouse North Wales UK

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

I decided to go with the vibrant red theme

The Smallest House
The Smallest House in Great Britain, also known as the Quay House, is a tourist attraction on the quay in Conwy, Wales. The house, which has a floor area of 3.05 metre by 1.8 metre (10 feet by 6 feet) and a height of 3.1 metre (10 feet 2 inches) to the eaves, was used as a residence from the 16th century until 1900; as its name indicates, it is reputed to be Britain’s smallest house. The house was lived in until 1900, when the owner was a 6 ft 3 inch (1.9 metres) fisherman. The rooms were too small for him to stand up in fully and he was eventually forced to move out when the council declared the house unfit for human habitation.
Post Box
An iconic vibrant red post box and lamp in a victorian street
Vintage Red
The Austin-Healey 3000 is a British sports car built from 1959 to 1967, and is the best known of the big Healey models. The car’s bodywork was made by Jensen Motors, and the vehicles were assembled at the BMC Abingdon works. The 3000 was a successful car which won its class in many European rallies in its heyday, and is still used in competition by enthusiasts today. The 3000 Mark III was launched in October 1963, and remained in production until the end of 1967 when production of Austin-Healeys ceased. Classified as the BJ8, the new model was the most powerful and luxurious of the big Healeys, with a walnut-veneer dash, wind-up windows, and a 150 hp engine. Improvements to the engine included a new camshaft and valve springs, and twin SU 2″ HD8 carburetors, together with a new design of exhaust system. Servo-assisted brakes were now fitted as standard. Only 2+2 seat versions were made. Option extras were similar to those offered for the Mark II, the main change being that the standard interior trim was now Ambla vinyl, with leather seats being added to the list of options.
Pier Flags
Nalusuan island in the Cebu Strait situated in between the Province of Bohol and Mactan Island. Philippines
Geirionydd lake
Llyn Geirionydd lies in a valley near Capel Curig and Betws y Coed, North Wales UK, where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a mile long and covers an area of 45 acres
Signal Box
Originally, all signalling was done by mechanical means. Points and signals were operated locally from individual levers or handles, requiring the signalman to walk between the various pieces of equipment to set them in the required position for each train that passed. Before long, it was realised that control should be concentrated into one building, which came to be known as a signal box. The signal box provided a dry, climate controlled space for the complex interlocking mechanics and also the signalman. The raised design of most signal boxes also provided the signalman with a good view of the railway under his control. The first use of a signal box was by the London and Croydon Railway in 1844
Buddha Sword
A worn red and gold Buddha with trident sword
INRI Stained Glass
INRI Stained Glass. The acronym INRI (Latin: Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum) represents the Latin inscription which in English reads as Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews.
The Cathedral
The Cathedral is the home of the William Morgan Bible and as such provides a vital link with Welsh culture and literature. Many visitors describe the Cathedral as a Hidden Gem The present building was begun in the thirteenth century and is reputed to be the smallest ancient cathedral in Great Britain.
Mansion Bedroom
Decorative Mansion bedroom
Minor Basilica of Santo Niño
detailed bas-relief structures which tastefully depicts the Cebuano history inside the ground of Minor Basilica of Santo Niño, Cebu, Philippines. Devotees light candles.

 

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Philippine Travels

I was lucky enough to visit the Philippines last year for a few weeks, i was fortunate to grab a few photo souvenirs of this beautiful southeast Asian country, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its sprawling capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison.

View of the busy City of Manila at Twilight.
View of the busy City of Manila at Twilight.
Sunset over Manila High School Manila, Philippines. It was first built along the present site of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila on General Luna Street in Intramuros from July 1963 up to April 1967. The school complex of the first Manila High School at Victoria Annex was formally inaugurated on February 26, 1967 First Public School In Asia And Oldest Public School In The Philippines.
Sunset over Manila High School Manila, Philippines. It was first built along the present site of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila on General Luna Street in Intramuros from July 1963 up to April 1967. The school complex of the first Manila High School at Victoria Annex was formally inaugurated on February 26, 1967 First Public School In Asia And Oldest Public School In The Philippines.
Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.
Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.
Fort Santiago is a citadel first built by Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi for the new established city of Manila in the Philippines. The defense fortress is part of the structures of the walled city of Manila referred to as Intramuros -within the walls. The fort is one of the most important historical sites in Manila. Several lives were lost in its prisons during the Spanish Colonial Period and World War II. José Rizal, the Philippine national hero, was imprisoned here before his execution in 1896. Construction started 1590
Fort Santiago is a citadel first built by Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi for the new established city of Manila in the Philippines. The defense fortress is part of the structures of the walled city of Manila referred to as Intramuros -within the walls.
The fort is one of the most important historical sites in Manila. Several lives were lost in its prisons during the Spanish Colonial Period and World War II. José Rizal, the Philippine national hero, was imprisoned here before his execution in 1896.
Construction started 1590
Ruins of the Almacenes Reales or Royal Warehouse in the old walled city of Manila, built in 1591 and used to store goods that were unloaded from galleons on the Pasig River which runs right past Fort Santiago. Calesa also  kalesa/caritela/karitela  - A horse drawn carriage
Ruins of the Almacenes Reales or Royal Warehouse in the old walled city of Manila, built in 1591 and used to store goods that were unloaded from galleons on the Pasig River which runs right past Fort Santiago.
Calesa also kalesa/caritela/karitela – A horse drawn carriage
Ruins of the Almacenes Reales or Royal Warehouse in the old walled city of Manila, built in 1591 and used to store goods that were unloaded from galleons on the Pasig River which runs right past Fort Santiago. Calesa ride - A horse drawn carriage
Ruins of the Almacenes Reales or Royal Warehouse in the old walled city of Manila, built in 1591 and used to store goods that were unloaded from galleons on the Pasig River which runs right past Fort Santiago.
Calesa ride – A horse drawn carriage
bells and cannons relics at Intramuros, Latin, within the walls is the oldest district and historic core of the City of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Also called the Walled City
bells and cannons relics at Intramuros, Latin, within the walls is the oldest district and historic core of the City of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Also called the Walled City
Fuerza de San Pedro is a military defence structure, built by Spanish and indigenous Cebuano labourers under the command of Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi and the Spanish Government in Cebu. It is located in the area now called Plaza Indepedencia, in the pier area of the city. The smallest, oldest triangular bastion fort in the country was built in 1738 to repel Muslim raiders. In turn, it served as a stronghold for Filipino revolutionaries near the end of the 19th century. This served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. The fort is triangular in shape, with two sides facing the sea and the third side fronting the land. The two sides facing the sea were defended with artillery and the front with a strong palisade made of wood. The three bastions were named La Concepción (SW); Ignacio de Loyola (SE), and San Miguel (NE). It has a total inside area of 2,025 square metres (21,800 sq ft). The walls are 6.1 metres high by 2.4 metres thick (20 feet high by 8 feet thick), and the towers are 9.1 metres (30 ft) high from the ground level. The circumference is 380 metres (1,248 ft). The sides are of unequal lengths and the one fronting the city is where one may find entry into the fort. Fourteen cannons were mounted in their emplacements most of which are still there today. The date of construction of the stone fort is uncertain, although there are claims that a Jesuit Antonio Campioni built a stone fort in 1630, and the gate of the fort bears the date 1738 together with the arms of Castile and Leon. It is certain, however, that the fort underwent major renovations in the late 19th century as part of a building program to improve Cebu
Fuerza de San Pedro is a military defence structure, built by Spanish and indigenous Cebuano labourers under the command of Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi and the Spanish Government in Cebu. It is located in the area now called Plaza Indepedencia, in the pier area of the city. The smallest, oldest triangular bastion fort in the country was built in 1738 to repel Muslim raiders. In turn, it served as a stronghold for Filipino revolutionaries near the end of the 19th century. This served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
The fort is triangular in shape, with two sides facing the sea and the third side fronting the land. The two sides facing the sea were defended with artillery and the front with a strong palisade made of wood. The three bastions were named La Concepción (SW); Ignacio de Loyola (SE), and San Miguel (NE). It has a total inside area of 2,025 square metres (21,800 sq ft). The walls are 6.1 metres high by 2.4 metres thick (20 feet high by 8 feet thick), and the towers are 9.1 metres (30 ft) high from the ground level. The circumference is 380 metres (1,248 ft). The sides are of unequal lengths and the one fronting the city is where one may find entry into the fort. Fourteen cannons were mounted in their emplacements most of which are still there today. The date of construction of the stone fort is uncertain, although there are claims that a Jesuit Antonio Campioni built a stone fort in 1630, and the gate of the fort bears the date 1738 together with the arms of Castile and Leon. It is certain, however, that the fort underwent major renovations in the late 19th century as part of a building program to improve Cebu
The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica, informally known as Manila Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, Philippines, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines. Located at Plaza de Roma in the Intramuros district of the City of Manila, the cathedral was originally a parish church owned and governed by the Diocese of Mexico in 1571, until it became a separate diocese in 1579 The cathedral was damaged and destroyed several times since the original structure was built in 1581 while the eighth and current instance of the cathedral was completed in 1958
The Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica, informally known as Manila Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic basilica located in Manila, Philippines, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, the Principal Patroness of the Philippines.
Located at Plaza de Roma in the Intramuros district of the City of Manila, the cathedral was originally a parish church owned and governed by the Diocese of Mexico in 1571, until it became a separate diocese in 1579
The cathedral was damaged and destroyed several times since the original structure was built in 1581 while the eighth and current instance of the cathedral was completed in 1958
The oldest stone church in the Philippines San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. Originally known as inglesia de San Pablo, founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is a administered by the Order of Saint Agustine (Augustinian Friars). Since the time of its foundation, the devotion to Nuestra Senora dela Consolacion y Cirrea is celebrated every Saturday.In this Church - tomb of El Adelentado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi Founder of the City of Manila is located in the eastermost chapel of the transept. Terms for the American occupation of Manila was signed in the sacristy and First Plenary Council of the Philippines in 1953 was held in the Choirloft. In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines.[1] It was named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1976
The oldest stone church in the Philippines San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila.
Originally known as inglesia de San Pablo, founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is a administered by the Order of Saint Agustine (Augustinian Friars). Since the time of its foundation, the devotion to Nuestra Senora dela Consolacion y Cirrea is celebrated every Saturday.In this Church – tomb of El Adelentado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi Founder of the City of Manila is located in the eastermost chapel of the transept. Terms for the American occupation of Manila was signed in the sacristy and First Plenary Council of the Philippines in 1953 was held in the Choirloft.
In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines.[1] It was named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1976
San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic Church situated inside the Intramuros, also known as the city within walls, in Manila, Philippines. It is an active church, originally designed by Architect Juan Macias. The groundbreaking started on 1586 and was finished and consecreted in 1607 under the supervision successively of Augustinian Fathers Francisco de Bustos, Ildefonso Perez, Diego de Avila and Brother Alonso de Perea. The church has a Baroque Architectural Style with about 220 ft in length and 82 ft in width. Under the auspices of The Order of St. Augustine, the San Agustin Church is considered as the oldest stone church still standing in the Philippines.
San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic Church situated inside the Intramuros, also known as the city within walls, in Manila, Philippines. It is an active church, originally designed by Architect Juan Macias. The groundbreaking started on 1586 and was finished and consecreted in 1607 under the supervision successively of Augustinian Fathers Francisco de Bustos, Ildefonso Perez, Diego de Avila and Brother Alonso de Perea. The church has a Baroque Architectural Style with about 220 ft in length and 82 ft in width.
Under the auspices of The Order of St. Augustine, the San Agustin Church is considered as the oldest stone church still standing in the Philippines.
San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. Originally known as inglesia de San Pablo, founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is a administered by the Order of Saint Agustine (Augustinian Friars). Since the time of its foundation, the devotion to Nuestra Senora dela Consolacion y Cirrea is celebrated every Saturday.In this Church - tomb of El Adelentado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi Founder of the City of Manila is located in the eastermost chapel of the transept. Terms for the American occupation of Manila was signed in the sacristy and First Plenary Council of the Philippines in 1953 was held in the Choirloft. In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines.[1] It was named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1976
San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila.
Originally known as inglesia de San Pablo, founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is a administered by the Order of Saint Agustine (Augustinian Friars). Since the time of its foundation, the devotion to Nuestra Senora dela Consolacion y Cirrea is celebrated every Saturday.In this Church – tomb of El Adelentado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi Founder of the City of Manila is located in the eastermost chapel of the transept. Terms for the American occupation of Manila was signed in the sacristy and First Plenary Council of the Philippines in 1953 was held in the Choirloft.
In 1993, San Agustin Church was one of four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the collective title Baroque Churches of the Philippines.[1] It was named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine government in 1976
Magellans Cross, one of the most famous landmarks of Cebu City. Magellans Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese, and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines 1521. This cross is housed in a chapel next to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño on Magallanes Street (Magallanes being the Spanish name of Magellan), just in front of the city center of Cebu City. A sign below the cross describes the original cross is encased inside the wooden cross that is found in the center of the chapel. This is to protect the original cross from people who chipped away parts of the cross for souvenir purposes or in the belief that the cross possesses miraculous powers. Some people, however, believe that the original cross had been destroyed or had disappeared after Magellan's death, and the cross is a replica that was planted there by the Spaniards after they successfully colonized the Philippines. The ceiling mural depicts Magellan's landing in Cebu
Magellans Cross, one of the most famous landmarks of Cebu City.
Magellans Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese, and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines 1521.
This cross is housed in a chapel next to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño on Magallanes Street (Magallanes being the Spanish name of Magellan), just in front of the city center of Cebu City. A sign below the cross describes the original cross is encased inside the wooden cross that is found in the center of the chapel. This is to protect the original cross from people who chipped away parts of the cross for souvenir purposes or in the belief that the cross possesses miraculous powers. Some people, however, believe that the original cross had been destroyed or had disappeared after Magellan’s death, and the cross is a replica that was planted there by the Spaniards after they successfully colonized the Philippines.
The ceiling mural depicts Magellan’s landing in Cebu
The Basilica Minore Del Santo Nino is the country's oldest Roman Catholic Church , built in 1565 by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as the San Augustin Church. It was made of hard wood, mud and nipa Destroyed by fire it was rebuilt twice in 1602 and in 1735. Between 1735 and 1737 by the orders of Cebu Governor Fernando Valdes Y Tamon. it was constructed out of hard stone materials a conversion ordered by the Pope. Now the Church is known as the Basilica of Santo Nino by the Pope in 1965 in recognition of its importance and that of Cebu City as the cradle of Christianity in the East. The Basilica Menore del Santo Nino receives thousends of visitors every day. They all pray before the miraculous figure of the Infant Jesus. Cebu, Philippines
The Basilica Minore Del Santo Nino is the country’s oldest Roman Catholic Church , built in 1565 by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as the San Augustin Church.
It was made of hard wood, mud and nipa
Destroyed by fire it was rebuilt twice in 1602 and in 1735. Between 1735 and 1737 by the orders of Cebu Governor Fernando Valdes Y Tamon. it was constructed out of hard stone materials a conversion ordered by the Pope.
Now the Church is known as the Basilica of Santo Nino by the Pope in 1965 in recognition of its importance and that of Cebu City as the cradle of Christianity in the East.
The Basilica Menore del Santo Nino receives thousends of visitors every day.
They all pray before the miraculous figure of the Infant Jesus.
Cebu, Philippines
Hallway of old paintings inside Basilica del Santo Nino, Cebu City, Philippines
Hallway of old paintings inside Basilica del Santo Nino, Cebu City, Philippines
Rizal Shrine stands as a memorial to the Philippines most loved national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist, novelist, poet, ophthalmologist, journalist, and revolutionary. He is widely considered one of the greatest heroes of the Philippines. Died 30 December 1896
Rizal Shrine stands as a memorial to the Philippines most loved national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal
José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist, novelist, poet, ophthalmologist, journalist, and revolutionary. He is widely considered one of the greatest heroes of the Philippines.
Died 30 December 1896
Rizal Shrine stands as a memorial to the Philippines most loved national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist, novelist, poet, ophthalmologist, journalist, and revolutionary. He is widely considered one of the greatest heroes of the Philippines. Died 30 December 1896
Rizal Shrine stands as a memorial to the Philippines most loved national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal
José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist, novelist, poet, ophthalmologist, journalist, and revolutionary. He is widely considered one of the greatest heroes of the Philippines.
Died 30 December 1896
Bamboo bike shop at Casa Manila museum in Intramuros Manila, Philippines depicting colonial lifestyle during Spanish colonisation. The museum is an imposing stone-and-wood structure circa 1850
Bamboo bike shop at Casa Manila museum in Intramuros Manila, Philippines depicting colonial lifestyle during Spanish colonisation.
The museum is an imposing stone-and-wood structure circa 1850
Sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines.
Sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines.
Pool bar reflections and lights Boracay
Pool bar reflections and lights Boracay
sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines
sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines
Tour boat moored off the Pandanon Island found in the northern part of Bohol, Philippines
Tour boat moored off the Pandanon Island found in the northern part of Bohol, Philippines
Pandanon Island Bohol Philippines
Pandanon Island Bohol Philippines
Nalusuan island in the Cebu Strait situated in between the Province of Bohol and Mactan Island. Philippines
Nalusuan island in the Cebu Strait situated in between the Province of Bohol and Mactan Island. Philippines
Nalusuan island in the Cebu Strait situated in between the Province of Bohol and Mactan Island. Philippines
Nalusuan island in the Cebu Strait situated in between the Province of Bohol and Mactan Island. Philippines
White Beach is home to some of the top Boracay hotels and resorts. White Beach is at its widest, and it is considered to be to the upscale section of Boracay. Almost all of these Boracay hotels and resorts are directly on the beach. The footpath ends, and travel is by foot down the beach to get to central White Beach.
White Beach is home to some of the top Boracay hotels and resorts. White Beach is at its widest, and it is considered to be to the upscale section of Boracay. Almost all of these Boracay hotels and resorts are directly on the beach. The footpath ends, and travel is by foot down the beach to get to central White Beach.
Sandals on a beach in Boracay, Philippines
Sandals on a beach in Boracay, Philippines

 

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