Monday, May 23, 2011

" Queen Isabel II "

a bit of history...


the main statue of Queen Isabel II was originally
unveiled at Plaza Arroceros or what is now called
Central, but was removed and stored in 1868,
and placed in front of Malate Church
until 1970.
It was again moved to this present site
along Magallanes road in 1975 till present.


Opened in 1861, this is the last gate that was built in Intramuros,
( the back of the stature)
It was part of the tranvia ( streetcars ) in the 19th century but
was heavily damaged during the war (the battle of Manila)
and was restored in 1966.

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  1. Excellent Arabesque! Thank you for the info.

  2. interesting trivia. i have forgotten too many historical trivias about pi; this one i'm sure i've never heard of before. thanks.

  3. Thank you, it is an interesting information. Queen Isabel II is beautiful with dignity. Especially I love her hairstyle very much. All of you photos are wonderful! Have a nice day.

  4. She looks so regal! And I like the spot she's at right now...surrounded by green! Great photos, Arabesque!

    PS: Right now I'm reading The Room before I lend it to my sister :-D

  5. Interesting! The statue looks like in need of cleaning and repainting :)

  6. tnx for your warm comments. ^0^

    luis, pc: tnx!

    snowwhite: haha, i wouldn't have notice the hairdo. ^0^

    kaori: i think the greens camouflage the dullness of this statue.
    happy reading, tell me if it's a good one. ^0^

    misalyn: like any statue, it needs help. hehe. ^0^


thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)


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