Monday, December 28, 2015
Views of the World, Old Gateway, Manila, P.I.
File this one under, you learn something everyday. I knew that before the U.S. took the Philippines, it had been a Spanish colony. What I didn't know was that the Spaniards launched their invasion of the islands from Mexico.
I'm surprised, considering the United State's long history in the Philippines, that I don't have more photos of the islands in my collection. This image of the old gateway is one of several entrances into Fort Santiago, the original Spanish military outpost in Manila. Today, Manila is the most densely populated cities in the world.
Click on Views of the World in labels to see more from the collection. Only one more to go.