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Maria Clara Desktop
The best of the islands. Download this beautifull picture to customize your desktop.
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Philippines
French-Dutch historical map from the Philippines out of the 18th. century.
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Procession
The relgious belief plays an important role in the life of (almost) any Filipino.
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Lady of the Rosary
Every year this magnificent Lady of the Rosary is the attraction of the procession "La Naval de Manila".
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Tricycle
The deep religiosity of the Filipinos is especially reflected by their strange means of transportation, that mostly are "overloaded" with any saint words. But these vehicles belong to the accessories of any city or town in the Philippines.
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Jeepney
This somehow strange decorated vehicle that serves as well as a mean of transportation of persons as to transport any goods is called Jeepney. You find these cars anywhere in the streets of any Philippinian city.
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Cultural center
The Cultural Center between Roxas Boulevard and Manila Bay offers a good overview of the Philippine culture by its events all over the year.
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Philippine International Congress Center
This modern congress center in the heart of Manila offers more than 4,000 seats to the delegates of national and international meetings who discuss here the more or less "big problems of the world".
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Globe
In Manila's Rizal Park opposit the Ministry of Tourism you can watch the illuminated globe through a veil of water.
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Makati
Skyscraper at Makati, the financial center of Metro Manila.
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Makati Skyline
Probably, the skyline of Metro Manila's commercial center, Makati, is not as overwhelming like the one of other capitals, but nevertheless it shows the activity of the Philippine commerce.
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Green Makati
The financial center seems to be a comfortable place.
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Intramurus
This map shows the old "Spanish Manila" at the mouth of the Pasig River into Manila Bay.
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"Nostra Señora de los Remedios"
This Virgin helps to sort out disgrace. It is in front of the church wearing its name at Manila Bay on Plaza Malate.
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Escolta around 1930
Before the 2. World war the Escolta had been one of the most famous shopping lane at Manila.
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Steamer on the Pasig River
This postcard also is from the period around 1930. - In former times these steamers went up the Pasig River to the Laguna Lake. Rizal described one of these ships very well in his novel "El Filibusterismo".
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Bamboo Organ
The world-famous Bamboo Organ of the church of Las Piñas near Manila is an attraction for any visitor.
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Sacristans
A firm belief in God alrady starts in childhood.
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Corregidor
The "rock" in Manila Bay had resisted the Japanese occupation 1942/43 for weeks before the Japanese were able to take prisoner of the last Philippine soldiers. Nowadays, the small island is a memorial to peace and a popular outing destination.
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Gun of the Island of Corregidor
This gun still served during the 2nd. World War to defend the island against the Japanese occupation.
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Pagsanjan
The waterfalls of Pagsanjan east of the Laguna Lake are a marvellous photographic scenery for tourists from all over the world. Inter alia, in this scenery the movie director Francis Ford oppola made the outdoor shots of his movie "Apocalypse Now".
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Laguna See
The Laguna Lake is the biggest lake in the Philippines. It is even by far bigger than the the German/Austrian/Swiss "Bodensee".
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Banka
Already the children have to help their parents to work for the daily bred, sorry "daily fish". Girl in a "banka" on the Laguna Lake.
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Rice Terraces
The world-famous rice terraces in the Cordilleras of Central-Luzon near the town of Banaue are always worth to be visited.
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Young Ifugo Woman
This young woman in front of the rice terraces is still wearing the traditional clothes of its poeple.
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Ifugao
An old Ifugao "warrior" in front of the well known "Rice Terraces" in the centre of Luzon.
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Rice Farmer
It is a hard job to work in the rice fields. All hands are needed to cultivate the plants of the Filipino's basic food.
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Cock
Sharp tongues say a Filipino loves his fighting- cock more than his wife.
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Miagao
The fortified church of Miagao, that is approximately 25 miles (40 km) south of Iloilo City on the island of Panay, is an excellent sample of Spanish church architecture in the colonial era.
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"Chocolate Hills"
These "brown-colored hills" of the island Bohol must not lack in any brochure about Philippines.
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Beach
Beautiful beaches invite everyone to take a bath or to do water sports.
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South Seas Flair
You also might invite your family and friends to a picnic in one of the shelter huts that protect you from the burning sun during daytime at the numerous, lonesome beaches.
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White-sand Beach
The beaches on the small of Mactan Island near Cebu City belong to the most beautiful beaches on the Philippines.
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Vacation Area
Within the past few years the little island of Boracay, south of Mindoro, became the most attractive vacationan area in the Philippines. Certainly, the beautiful beaches of the island contributed a lot to this development.
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Night Life
Young and active vacationists fully cover their expences on Boracay Island. There are a lot of hotels, discos, bars, restaurants, and more than enough facilities to practise any sportive activities.
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Basilica Minore del Santo Niño
The oldest religious relic in the country, the Santo Niño de Cebu, is kept in the Basilica of Cebu.
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Casa Gorordo Museum
The former residence of the Bishop of Cebu has been restored to its former glory. Today it is a museum showing various religious articles from the 18th. to 19th. century.
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Magellan's Cross
Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross on the spot where the first Filipinos were baptized. This mythic cross stands at the corner of the Magellan Street and Burgos Street in Cebu City.
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LapulLapu Monument
The Filipino chief Lapulapu resisted the Spanish attempts at colonization in 1521. His monument stands across the street from the one of his rival Magellan in Cebu City.
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Lapulapu
Every year the performance of the battle of Chief Lapulapu and his warriors against the soldiers of Ferdinand Magellan is the attraction of the small island Mactan near Cebu City.
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Mount Apo
At 10,311 feet (about 3,275 m), Mount Apo is the tallest in the Philippines. It is at the border triangle of Davao, North Cotabato, and Bukidnon.
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"Mount Sulphur"
The natives call Mount Apo "Sendawa" (Mount Suphur) since in its crater there are numerous bizarre, yellow-colored lumps of rock.
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Waling-Waling
The "Queen of the Orchids" is just one of the attractions of the Derling Orchid Farm in Greenhills near Davao on the island of Mindanao. - A visit is a must of any friend of orchids.
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Weaver
Not only these women of the Mandaya tribe in the Southern Philippines near Davao keep up the tradition of weaving. - However, this tradition is still alive in any rural areas all over the country of the Philippines.
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Horse Fight
The predilection of Filipinos for cock fights is well known, but the Philippine tribe of T'boli, who live near Lake Cibu on Southern Mindanao, prefer horse fights. They tie a mare near two stallions that fight for her till one of them gives up. These fight last about 3 to 5 minutes and - at the contrary to cock fights - they never end with the death of an animal.
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Vinta
These traditional outrigger sail boats that are called vintas serve as well as fisher boats and as means of transport in the Philippine seas between Mindanao and the Malaysian Borneo.
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Fort del Pilar
The strong walls of Fort del Pilar of Zamboanga City (Mindanao) protected the "anxious", former Spanish occupants from the Muslim Moros in Southern Philippines.
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Inn
Except at the capital of Palawan, Puerto Princesa City, there are hardly any big hotels on the island. But numerous small inns and pensions offer comfortable accomodations for anyone.
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Lonesome Beaches
Any vacacionist who does not like any crush at the beach exactly fits to Palawan. Here is silence, relaxation and very often he even can call a whole beach "his own".
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St. Pauls Subterranean National Park
Beneath St. Paul Mountain on the island of Palawan flows a quiet underground river passing numerous caves that and it snakes for about 8 kilometers before opening up into a clear lagoon, and from there it flows into the Chinese Sea.
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Diving
Not only the seas around the island of Palawan are a paradise for any diver - either with or without snorkel mask.
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Northern Coast Line
Night view on fish fences at the northern shore of the Philippines in Ilocos del Norte.
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Evening at the Shore
Beautifull shaped rocks surround a terrific view over the ocean.
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Sunset Glow in the Orient
Beautifull Palm-Trees sway in the evening breeze.
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