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    Corregidor Guided Tour (Part Two)


    Let me now take you to a walking tour of the island starting at the parade grounds of the island known as "Gibraltar of the East"




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    The parade ground with a howitzer on display

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    The Filipino-American Friendship Park beside Cine Corregidor

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    The Pacific War Memorial completed in 1968 dedicated to American and Filipino servicemen. Nearby is a museum of war memorabilias.
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    The altar inside the Pacific War Memorial dome where light from above sometimes fall perfectly into place

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    The Eternal Flame of Freedom, a large steel structure, symbolizing the Flame of Freedom burning for eternity. )I wanted to take pictures of this structure at night but my colleagues are so afraid of ghosts and the tranvia is not available.)

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    The sweeping view from the platform of the Eternal Flame of Freedom with the tail of the tadpole in sight, the other islands, Bataan and Cavite. (sorry for the dirt on my lens. too lazy to clean it up)

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    The Buddhist statue at the Japanese Garden of Peace. This garden, used to be the Japanese cemetery, also has a Shinto shrine.

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    One of the anti-aircraft guns at the garden

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    The spanish lighthouse, Faro de Isla Corrigedor (Corregidor Lighthouse), originally built in 1836, the present structure is a reconstruction since it was destroyed during the war. On the viewdeck of the lighthouse is a 360 degree view of the island, South China Sea, Manila Bay, Bataan and Cavite provinces. Isn't it obvious that I really, really love lighthouses? There are many more lighthouses posted here :)



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    A winding road on the island reputed to be the most heavily bombed place on earth (per unit area) during the war. Note that during the siege of Corregidor, the Japanese dropped tons and tons of bombs from airplanes and borbarded it from batteries in ships, and on the beaches of Bataan and Cavite in present day Puerto Azul.

    Related Posts:

    Fall of Corregidor,
    Corregidor Guided Tour Part 1,
    Corregidor Teambuilding and Light Trek Activities,
    Corregidor Ghosthunting

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:22 PM,

    14 Comments:

    At May 10, 2007, 9:56:00 PM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    the pictures are marvelous. i have always dreamed of visiting since childhood. may be the in the future.

     
    At May 10, 2007, 10:46:00 PM, Anonymous Ferdz said...

    Nice photos. Ma e-enganyo ka talaga. Hanggang ngayon di ko pa rin nabibisita itong lugar na ito. Kelangan talaga maka sched ako ng trip dyan

     
    At May 11, 2007, 1:06:00 AM, Blogger carlotta said...

    ganda nung pics, i especially like the one of the lighthouse. =)

     
    At May 11, 2007, 8:12:00 AM, Blogger germs said...

    sir..ang ganda talga sa "the rock" Isa sa mga most wanted to visit places ko yan...tfs.nakakabitin tuloy mga photos mo .hahahaha.

     
    At May 11, 2007, 11:54:00 AM, Blogger jhenny said...

    the night tour is amazing too :) kakatakot nga lang hehe lalo na sa old hospital nila during the war... and kapag may 3rd eye ka madami ka daw makikitang japanese soldiers that are still performing their duties during the war :(

     
    At May 11, 2007, 2:27:00 PM, Blogger watson said...

    Tutubi! I've been in Corregidor in the late 90s. Apparently there were places were were not able to visit, like the Japanese cemetery. Sayang.

    I've been scanning your past posts and came across Famy. Wow trekker ka pala! Ang sarap mamundok ano? Pero pangpasyal lang ha, hindi No Permanent Address hehe. Strangely enough, I was thinking of asking my trek buddies to go trekking. It's been a while. Kaninang umaga, inisip ko, sa Famy sana. Kaya lang when I contacted them, pupunta raw sila ng Majayjay next week. Oh well.

    Uy kung may trek ka ulit, baka pwedeng mag tag-along. Easy to moderate climbing lang ha. hehe. Pwedeng blog EB na trek!

    Naka-link ka na sa blog ko, Tutubi. My pleasure. Thanks for linking me up too!

     
    At May 11, 2007, 6:25:00 PM, Blogger Antonio Andolini said...

    Bossing,

    May I suggest that you install a site search toolbar in this blog so that we can browse it easier.
    By the way, I was able to install a three column template and now in the process of refining it. :)

    Thanks!

     
    At May 11, 2007, 6:35:00 PM, Blogger Antonio Andolini said...

    Checked it again.. You have a technorati site search. Why not modify the google search toolbar to include a site search? You'll earn adsense points that way. :)

    Regards!

     
    At May 12, 2007, 6:28:00 AM, Anonymous DatuPanot said...

    tutubi,

    i've never been to corregidor or the "rock". now that i've seen your photos of the rock, it makes me want to go there even more.

    dp

     
    At May 12, 2007, 8:17:00 AM, Anonymous rhodyl said...

    di pa rin ako nakapunta jan... hirap kasi bumbyahe galing dito sa baguio... hehehe.. nice pix..

     
    At May 12, 2007, 7:30:00 PM, Blogger Senor Enrique said...

    Ah, I'd better give Carlos a call about his Corregidor tours.

     
    At May 13, 2007, 4:56:00 PM, Anonymous mousey said...

    sobrang ganda raw dyan. onga proven sa mga pics mo!

    happy mother's day sa iyong mom at sa lahat ng mommy na kakilala mo.

     
    At May 15, 2007, 10:52:00 AM, Blogger Major Tom said...

    Ang ganda naman ng mga sceneries; parang nasa ibang lugar. Napaka neat and structured.

     
    At May 16, 2007, 8:10:00 PM, Blogger sheilamarie said...

    lovely photos! i hope i get the chance to visit and explore the place someday.

    everyone seems to have visited the place already. ako di pa :(

     

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