Wednesday, January 17, 2007

City Tour part 2

Sorry for the delay – did I mention it’s crazy at work? And I feel like I work and sleep and that’s’ it!! Anyhow the next part of the tour took us to downtown – near the water front as well as Fort Santiago. The Fort is one that was used during WWII and where DR. Jose Rizal was imprisoned and where he began his march of death. Dr Rizal is said to be responsible for the Phillipines freedom – he wrote a poem Mi Ultimo Adios during his(final) imprisonment in Fort Santiago– 14 stanzas long – that phillipinos had to memorize (this was from a 30-40 yr old lady – not sure if they still have to) Anyhow Dr. Rizal was basically killed due to some of his written word and they have many beliefs around this guy. So lots of memorials to him. Fort Santiago was taken over at some time during the war by the Japanese and there are a number of places that they kept prisoners – and when they opened the “flood gates – they drowned their prisoners. Hope you enjoy these shots!!












DR Jose Rizal 's statue - he was 4'11"















This picture is not at Fort Santiago - it is where Dr Rizal was executed. His body is said to be inside this monument which is guarded 24/7 (you see the guards in the background) Thanks Travis for the picture)


10 comments:

prittykitty said...

Some of those pics are very eerie. Great work Sue!

Are you adjusting to working at night, sleeping during the day at all?

"The real" MarthaSue said...

Thanks....i'm starting to adjust, however weekends make it very difficult and youget all off track - it sucks...I overslept yesterday and that puts a wrench in everything!!

b.c. Gurl said...

wow! powerful pics Sue!!!! I'm loving this photo journal thing :) You're lookin good in that pic girl!!

taycreekcropper said...

Wow, that is absolutely amazing.....I'm with Pritty Kitty, some of those pics were eerie.

They drown the prisoners - eek!

Love this, Love what your doing - Great job!

CompuPro Scrapbooking said...

The hectic schedule is hopefully making TIME fly for ya!

You are becoming a great historian Sue! Love the pics - you are going to have a scrapbook on just the Phillipines!

Think of us here tomorrow while your doing your laps as we are getting 20cms of Snow - YIKES!

Kimmartha said...

I'm with BCGurl - how much have you lost? And the pics, wow. Keep it up!!

K

PS - Was K's French teacher again today. She is so quiet in class, but everytime I looked over she was watching me. We traded lotsa' "sly smiles" - what a cutie!

"The real" MarthaSue said...

Hey - KM - make sure she speaks- it's her Goal for Grade 4 - to project her voice more!

prittykitty said...

LOL!

Dee said...

Love the pics Sue. I also agree with the girls - you look great. I love to read your blog - keep up the good work.

Kimmartha said...

Hey there! They all got to "project" their voices today - I let them talk into the FM system for their roles! They loved it!!! Guess that makes me the cool teacher, huh?!!;)