Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Fort Santiago, Manila

One of Manila's important landmarks is Fort Santiago, sitting at the mouth of the Pasig River. The fort was established by the Spanish in the late 1500's, was captured by every invading force over the centuries, destroyed during WWII and now it's a museum/park.

The peaceful center square area.

Main gate. Officer's quarters ruins.

Statue of José Rizal, a Filipino nationalist who was imprisoned and executed by the Spanish at the fort.

More ruins, looking a bit like a lost eden.

Tropical patina on the fort's wall, rich with flora, as only constant heat and humidity can create.

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