March 5, 2010

A glimpse of history

On the ramparts of the historic Fort Santiago in the old walled city of Intramuros, looking out towards the dome and clock and bell tower of the Manila Cathedral, at noontime during an overcast day.

clock and bell tower and dome of the Manila Cathedral


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26 comments:

J Bar said...

Good glimpse.
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ewok1993 said...

I like the dome peeking out towards the sky.

Jacob said...

Beacons of something reaching up out of the greenery to touch the sky. Fine shot, Hilda! Lush!

James said...

That's a really nice picture with the subtle blue in the sky and all the green surrounding those wonderful buildings.

Halcyon said...

I like this skywatch. The domes are pretty!

Regina said...

Beautiful one!
Happy weekend Hilda.

Louis la Vache said...

Nice combination of history and SWF, Hilda...

Ebie said...

Its a beautiful view from a distance. You are so close in proximity to everything!

joo said...

Beautiful photo of the beautiful place:)
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Kissapelakuu said...

There is so green, we have only white everywhere...
Have a nice weekend!

Reader Wil said...

When I was a baby, 75 years ago, my father often came in Manila! It must be a great place by the look of it! Thanks for your visit! Have a great weekend, Hilda!

Lois said...

What a pretty shot Hilda! Have a wonderful weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

this is beautiful :)

James Mark said...

Very pretty, even under a grey sky!

VP said...

The view is beautiful and usually a cloudy or overcast sky adds interest to the image much more than a blue one.

brattcat said...

Such a serenely beautiful view. Even the clock in the tower has a gentle, almost fairy-tale look.

Cezar and Léia said...

I liked a lot the green in this picture!Very interesting post!
Léia :)

Karine said...

This is beautiful photo, I love how the forest frames the church and the the sky!

Manang Kim said...

I bet that day is warm and sunny. Thanks for the visit and happy weekend!

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Angie said...

Nice shot for SWF Thanks for the visit, enjoy the W/E.

overtiredmum said...

It looks like the buildings are hiding. You slice of the world is so lush xo

the donG said...

nice perspective. it looks really nice when you see the walls enclosing it.

Euroangel said...

had the chance to visit this place when I was there...Phils. is always beautiful so is Manila!
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Tanya said...

Beautiful!

Lisa Wilson said...

I love the dome against the sky!

Linnea W said...

It's really lovely. I like the contrast of the two domes next to each other. What nice tropical vegetation in the foreground too. Stay cool! Thanks for visiting mine.