Wednesday, March 4, 2009

This & That at Rizal Shrine, Dapitan

During the week-end, i had a once in a lifetime experience and that is traveling to Dipolog City and Dapitan City with the a group of students who visited the place to see traces of life and works of Dr. Jose Rizal, the National Hero of the Philippines.

I have tons of pictures from numerous places we've been to but in this post i will share here some from the Rizal Shrine - photos with a bit of red and something watery. :)




Dr. Jose Rizal stayed in this piece of land more than a hundred years ago while he was exiled in Dapitan. How i wished those wooden bamboo buildings were original. But nah there was no more original but all the replicas was of the same size and form.

The Shrine is situated facing the sea and it is so relaxing to spend time there. The place is full of plants and trees and the view of the sea at sunrise and sunset for sure is very fulfilling. We only experienced the sunset and it was breathtaking.

Now for watery entry -


-- This is the pool made by Jose Rizal. The only original thing left of what he made. I can imagine him enjoying a dip here when the day is very humid.


-- a lil pool for fishes below the Lover's Rock. It's great to watch the sunset from the top of the Lover's Rock. For sure, Jose Rizal and the love his life that time enjoyed many quiet moments there as the watch the sun go down.

- Sunset!


Anonymous said...

both very nice images. i love the reflection of the coconut trees.

Anonymous said...

So very pretty! You've captured a nice series of photos!

kden said...

Love the reflection, very pretty.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots. I especially like the reflections in the pool. It would have been great to see some of those buildings.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

This sunset photo is a real winner. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

Sunshine said...

@ ewok - thanks

@ Tricia - wish it could have been prettier :) thanks.

@ Kden - that's one of my favorites too!

Sunshine said...

@ sweetnsaxy - i will post it later so come by to have a glimpse of them. :)

Sunshine said...

@ Sara - thank you. :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love the water photos. Very pretty reflection.

Anonymous said...

The reflection on the water is really nice and clear :)

Dee said...

A pool made by Rizal! That's nice to know. Very historic. You've nicely captured the reflection. Thanks for sharing that information about Rizal. :D

Robin said...

That pond looks like a perfect spot for relaxation and contemplation.

Anonymous said...

Two lovely series for theses two memes.

Jenn Jilks said...

How romantic - Lover's rock. Thanks for visiting my blog, Arlene!

Tess said...

Beautiful shots! I love the last one. Gorgeous!

maryt/theteach said...

Great Ruby Tuesday shots and Watery Wednesday shots! That last one is lovely! Thanks you for the history information about the national Hero of the Philippines! :)

ROSIDAH said...

Interesting photos, but sunset is definitely my favorite. You can never resist a little bit sunshine in your life. Best wishes :)

Will said...

Great pictures! The beauty and the serenity depicted here are unsurpassed.

Dora said...

The last 2 pics are beautifully taken! :)

Denise said...

A very interesting post and beautiful photographs. Thank you for sharing them.

Barbara said...

love the reflection on the water. Smiles B

Yen said...

Those are nice captures,Len! Hope all are well;)

Mojo said...

Marvelous! Especially the last couple. I can see me taking in a sunset or two there myself.

Gattina said...

Very interesting but I couldn't see very much of the house.
The other pictures are really beautiful !

Carletta said...

:) We both do have sunsets over the river.
I love the reflection shot in the pool - the clarity is wonderful!

Thanks for your visit and I'm sorry my is late this week.
Hope you're having a great week in your world!

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