Sunday, September 23, 2007

brick ruins


"The brick ruins are part of the oldest building in Fort Santiago. Built in 1593, the structure was a barracks building for Spanish soldiers. During the American period, army officers and their families lived here. The building was eventually destroyed during World War II."


This area is off limits now to the public because of the danger of falling bricks, but there are still people like me who wants to wander in these beautiful ruins... yeah i'm kinda hard headed. Besides, i really love this area, this had been a setting for numerous old films about the Spanish colonization.


Dont you just love this doorway? Makes you feel like you're back in that bygone era and any moment Maria Clara would appear with her umbrella wiping her brows. I know, i have an overactive imagination. =)

9 comments:

Sidney said...

I really like those pictures! I am always attracted by old bricks! ;-)
So you cheated the security guards...

oldmanlincoln said...

These are nice photos. I looked at the arches and wondered why they fell? You mentioned buildings being destroyed during world war two. Maybe that is when they fell. Usually, though, an arch is very strong and most survive severe earthquakes. As in the Roman arches scattered all over Europe.

Anonymous said...

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bertN said...

How did you manage to go there without the "rent a cop" cops stopping you? Did they require you to wear a hard hat? Anyway, those are beautiful shots. Matabang sa kulay but very good - I wish I have your photographic eyes. Nasa DNA mo ba 'yan LOL.

Olivier said...

un endroit de reve (a regardé) j'adore ces vieilles ruines, on y sent encore l'histoire, on s'imagine des histoires


a place of dream (looked at) I adore these old ruins, one still smells there the history, one thinks stories

pusa said...

bertn, LOL rent a cop!
thanks for the vote of confidence but i think these photos are ordinary "tourist shot"

Ely said...

It must be the bricks on the wall that's falling, not on the arches...

tongue in cheek said...

yes yes yes I love that doorway!

Lynette said...

Great photos! The doorway is beautiful. Your imagination is a nice part of you, I'm sure.

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