Monday, February 05, 2007

Corregidor Island
























As quoted on www.corregidorisland.com :







"Corregidor is a small rocky island in the Philippines about 48 kilometers west
of Manila which is stragetically located at the entrance of Manila Bay. This
island fortress stands as a memorial for the courage, valor, and heroism of its
Filipino and American defenders who bravely held their ground against the
overwhelming number of invading Japanese forces during World War II. "






This tour was (as I expected) very pro-american military similar to the city tour that we took a few weeks ago. We made an observation that it would be really uncomfortable to be a Japanese tourist on our tour----remember Pearl Harbour Wes??? Same thing.







Speaking of Pearl Harbour - Corregidor is the home of one of the two monuments that the US built to honor service men on the Pacific Ocean - the other being at Pearl Harbour - so I've actually seen both....that is cool.....

I like this pic - mainly because it has the crum
bling barracks, the Pacific memorial and the statues...





Here are the statues up close!

















And a pic of a sculture symbolizing the eternal flame.





















I think the Philipinos are the "king" of recycling - -this garbage can is made from an old tire!

















A view from the restaurant.......

6 comments:

taycreekcropper said...

very cool.....have you seen any Japenese tourist there?

Wes said...

nice pic from the restaurant. Very tropical... as I sit here in my office with no windows and dread the thoughts of going out in the -26 cold. bitter..( no pun intended).. lol... see ya in a few days

CompuPro Scrapbooking said...

What fantastic pics. The place seems so very rich in history and culture.

Wes, hope you are bringing her a big warm coat, hat and mitties to the airport she isn't going to know what hit her :)

prittykitty said...

The history aspect would be very interesting. The propaganda, not so much.

Warm clothes for Sue for sure, Wes! It's supposed to warm up though on Friday ... a balmy high of -7 degrees! Woohoo!

"The real" MarthaSue said...

woohoo -7 sooo warm...ughhhh...LOL

only 3 more sleeps for me! (not including the sleep that should take place on the plane!)

Kimmartha said...

You must be feeling like it's almost Christmas Eve! Have a great few days!!