Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fort Santiago

When I was young, Fort Santiago is always a part of out itinerary whenever we have field trips. I used to find it really really boring then. What's with a bunch of old walls? Why do we have to walk around it?
Then little by little through a lot of books, I have learned how it became a part of our history, because who we are as a nation is a part of who we are now.

And then when I hit college, my alma mater happened to be inside Intramuros, where Fort Santiago is located, which is Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. I just loved the city more and more. Manila is a city of contrasts. Of love and hate. Of gentleness and brusque. Of clean and gritty. Of old and new. Of beautiful and ugly.


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