A Walk Through History

Our lil girl has always been fascinated with museums, and in a way, history.  So a few weeks back when we found time to hit the old Manila, we trooped to Intramuros and Fort Santiago.

Since Lian was insistent that the bow and arrow she saw when they had their field trip early this year was at the wall, we went to check out the one near PLM.  The wall and some tourists were there but no bow and arrow.

We tried to go around the wall to check out the different “baluartes”.

Then finally we got her bow and arrow at Fort Santiago.

Fort Santiago holds a special place in my heart as this is where I had a taste of the stage when I was with PETA.  I performed in a play staged in their T-shaped stage – Rajah Sulayman Theater.  So I was super excited to explore it again with the fam.

Creepy :~
Rizal Shrine
Top view of Rajah Sulayman Theater
Rizal’s cell – can you see his statue?
Inside the shrine

We almost bought reproductions of Noli Me Tanger and El Filibusterismo – mala-coffee table book ang dating kaya lang dahil wala pa kami coffee table…maybe when we go on our next visit so we can place in the new house #fingerscrossed

Plaza Armas

Not sure what this building is but it’s across Fort Santiago.  It’s beautiful.

Would love to go on a walking tour someday. Maybe when the kids are older and taking History classes in school so that they can better understand the stories.

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