I want something random, indescribable, beautiful, unexpected. I want to be caught off guard, and swept impossibly too high off my feet.
We just went there last weekend and we had a great time. It was a learning experience indeed. You will discover a lot about the Japanese-American wars. I was also surprised that Americans have made a lot of buildings there. Corregidor is such a beautiful place. Lots of great sceneries and stories of war if you’re into World War stuffs. It’s also eerie but hauntingly beautiful. There’s a beach but the tour guide said there are lots of sharks around the island lol.. The food was great and the tour guide was also great, she was the tomboyish one with short hair, I forgot her name. Thankful that the weather was good that day.
Sharing some of the pictures I took.
The first picture, is the Spanish Lighthouse. It has 53 steps and if you go up the view is awesome. Behind the lighthouse are big dams where a lot of Filipino women were molested by the Japanese. I was shocked because I thought it was just a reservoir. Second, at the Filipino Heroes Museum, you will see a lot of paintings, illustrating the hardships of the people in the war, there’s dead silence on the place. Third is the Eternal Flame of Freedom. Fourth, you will see the Cine Corregidor, the last movie shown there was Gone With The Wind. Fifth, the altar/dome built by Pres. Marcos, there’s a hole in the ceiling where every May 6th, the sun’s light enters that hole, symbolizing the Filipino and American surrender to the Japanese in May 6, 1942. Sixth, this is below the Spanish Lighthouse. Seventh, the ruins of the soldier barracks. Eighth, the Battery Hearn, the biggest gun around in Corregidor. Ninth & tenth, obviously the Malinta Tunnel and Pacific War Memorial.
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