Just the Pictures (Philippines) Earthenware heads that once adorned the tops of funeral urns. Traditional hat used by Filipino farmers. Basket used to collect locusts. A piña barong; piña fabrics are woven from the leaves of the “Red Spanish” variety of pineapple. The Laguna copper-plate, written in old Malay mixed with Sanskrit, old Javanese, and old Tagalog terms. Lantakas: small swivel canons used by the Filipinos before and during the Spanish colonization. Regional plant specimen collected by the National Museum. Detail of Gene Cabrera’s ‘A Tragic Lesson (The Fall of Bataan)”. ‘The Basi Revolt (XIV)’; fourteenth painting in a series depicting the revolt in 1807 against the Spanish restriction on the private manufacture of Ilocano wine (sugarcane wine). Facade of St. Augustine church, the oldest church in the Philippines. Interior of St. Augustine’s church. Figure of Jesus Christ – there were many similar figures found throughout the church. Figurine of the Madonna and Child. Entrance to Fort Santiago. Canon overlooking the golf course which surrounds Fort Santiago. Figurine of Dr. Jose Rizal during his imprisonment inside Fort Santiago. Looking across the Pasig River north of Fort Santiago. Water lilies floating in the moat in front of Fort Santiago. The Manila Cathedral. Monument to Dr. Jose Rizal with Philippines national flag in background. Sculptures depicting the execution of Dr. Rizal at the very location it occurred. Old structure seen from the city wall in Intramuros. Canons placed along the southern battlement of the Intramuros city wall. Jeepneys driving down a road in Manila. Bottle of dry red coconut wine. Banana ketchup and other sauces found in Max’s restaurant. Looking down from the balcony at Max’s at Calle Crisologo. Calle Crisologo at night. Calle Crisologo during the day, located in the Mestizo district. Another view of Calle Crisologo. Calle Crisologo with antiques along the sidewalks. Vigan Heritage Mansion on the corner of Calle Crisologo and Calle Liberation. Vigan Cathedral (also known as St. Paul’s Metropolitan Cathedral), built in “earthquake baroque” style to minimize damage from earthquakes. One of the altars inside Vigan Cathedral. Plaza Salcedo featuring the 17th century San Juan de Salcedo monument. Calle Crisologo in the afternoon with a parked kalesa (a horse-drawn carriage). Calle Crisologo in the afternoon. St. Augustine Parish Church with the Bantay Tower in the background. The inside of St. Augustine Church. A chapel within the church. Our Lady of Charity figure located behind the altar. The Chapel by the Ruins. The Bantay Tower. Inside the top of the belfry. Looking out from the Bantay Tower at Vigan Gap Hill and a nearby cemetery. Calle Crisologo seen through the North Star filter at night. Another photo of Calle Crisologo seen through the North Star filter. Yet another photo of Calle Crisologo seen through the North Star filter. Calle Crisologo without the filter. Another picture of Calle Crisologo after midnight. Old Spanish colonial building along Calle Crisologo. St. Paul’s Metropolitan Cathedral’s Bell Tower. Calle Crisologo. Street in Vigan streaming with traffic – mostly with taxi-motorbikes. Fish hatcheries enclosed with blue nets and thatched huts over the Mestizo River. Wooden plankway leading to one hut over the river. Hut over the river with two men on bamboo rafts crossing the river. On the beach looking at the South China Sea. Beached boats with double outriggers. Calle Crisologo after dark and during a light shower.