January 16, 2013

Touch me not

old copy of Jose Rizal's novel Noli Me Tangere The museum inside Fort Santiago in Intramuros dedicated to Philippine national hero Jose Rizal has one of the oldest existing copies of his novel "Noli Me Tangere." By writing the book, Rizal was trying to expose the injustices committed by the Spanish friars and government officials in the Philippines. It was first printed in Berlin in 1887.



How amazing to see this actual item. There's so much that they do not teach us (here in the States) about the legacies of Spanish colonialism in the Philippines.

EG CameraGirl said...

How wonderful that it has been preserved for all to see!

Cezar and Léia said...

This picture is so nice, I love the angle and the reflections, very well captured!