Rainy Day Walk

in wednesdaywalk •  4 months ago 

Inspired by #WednesdayWalk by @tattoodjay

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I have been an avid postcard collector since I joined Postcrossing almost five years ago. Because of that, I didn't pass up the chance to join a local Postcrossing meet up in Fort Santiago.

Fort Santiago, built in 1593 is a citadel built by Spanish navigator and governor Miguel López de Legazpi for the new established city of Manila in the Philippines. The defense fortress is part of the structures of the walled city of Manila referred to as Intramuros.

source: Wikipedia

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Fort Santiago is a historical landmark located in Intramuros. I live not too far from the well-known "Walled City." It was already cloudy since early that morning, but the sun did come out for awhile. At least, it was still dry when my fellow Postcrossers and I were gathered up to exchange postcards and stories.

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Incidentally, there is an entrance fee to this historical place, as this is also a famous tourist destination.

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Let me take you on a visual tour of this lovely place even on a rainy day.

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A souvenir shop where you can buy mementos. They also sold postcards here.

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An old tranvia. It's more for display where visitors could take photos. Although it was rainy, the area still looked lovely. I liked the overall calm and quiet look that morning.

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I have been to Fort Santiago on numerous occasions. Once, when the Rizal Shrine was under restoration, so that we weren't able to see it. For this day, however, it was open and since our group of Postcrossers were already there, we all decided to drop in the museum that housed memorabilia of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.

More information can be found on the National Historical Commission of the Philippines website.

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Snippets of what to see inside the museum.

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I enjoy visiting museums and historical places. For me, it's quite fascinating to revisit and get a glimpse of the past. Plus, the meet-up day was fun as I also met fellow postcard collectors. I have not had the time to join more meet-ups, but I hope that will change in the near future. This was one memorable rainy day walk.

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What a wonderful #WednesdayWalk

Thank you! I enjoyed it too despite the rainy weather.

Thanks for sharing your experience with us!
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Thank you so much!

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Thanks for taking us along on the walk even on a rainy day such an interesting place :)

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk ;)

Historical landmarks are quite interesting, esp for history enthusiasts. Thank you.

Yes Indeed and I am a operate history enthusiast I do love learning the history of places i visit

Beautiful view

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This is such an interesting post, @iamraincrystal. Great pics of your rainy day. I do not know anything about postcard collecting. but if you want them to have stamps on them, maybe you can do something with STEEM. People might send you some if you post about it. It looks like a big crowd for this event. I do hope you get to more of them and post again :)

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Wow! I like your suggestion. I've been mulling over it as I really am into postcard collecting. Thank you for visiting!

So interesting walk😉 I loved the pic of the wet path

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I never thought walking on a rainy day could be made fun somehow. Thanks for visiting! ^_^

Great pictures! I love seeing so many different places! Your "tranvia" sounds like a "trolley" or a "street car."

It used to be functioning I guess. I saw old photos of it. Thank you so much for visiting! 😘😘

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Thank you so much! 😊😊

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wow such an amazing shots 😍⁦✌️⁩🥇


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Thank you so much 😊😊

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Those are some beautiful pictures of the Fort.

It's lovelier in person 😉👍 I'm glad they work on maintaining it 👍👍 thanks for visiting!