Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My World#114 Parade of the Philippine Presidents

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Located at the seafront complex of Intramuros, Old Manila is the Parade of the Philippine Presidents from Aguinaldo to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. There's a sign that says "Galeria delos Presedentes dela Republica Pilipina" which I loosely translated as the "Gallery of the Presidents of the Philippine Republic".

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Each one of them was carefully done, I even tried knocking on some of them to ascertain what they were made of. If I'm not mistaken, they were made of aluminum or some kind of steel.

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My favorite, of course, is that of the former President Corazon Aquino. Hers was surrounded by the images of events during her presidency, most prominently that of the EDSA Revolution.

Just beside this place is the Intramuros golf course.

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6 comments:

ladyfi May 3, 2011 at 9:07 AM  

What a great gallery of Presidents!

NatureFootstep May 3, 2011 at 2:57 PM  

they really look good. Almost alive.

Rajesh May 3, 2011 at 6:20 PM  

Beautifully carved.

snowwhite May 4, 2011 at 5:53 AM  

Thank you for sharing interesting story. Their relifs are lifelike! I think they have been loved by people of your country very much.
I remember President Corazon Aquino. Have a nice week!

Ebie May 5, 2011 at 6:35 AM  

The details are so exquisite! This must be a new addition, I have not visited this place for a long time.

cocomino May 5, 2011 at 7:16 AM  

Impressive carved. I could learn them due to this blog.
Thank you for sharing.

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