26
Jan
08

Corregidor

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Had a class trip to Corregidor yesterday and took a good number of pictures. Unfortunately, since my point-and-shoot only had a 128 mB memory stick, I only took them in crappy low-res – one megapixel. Anyway, have some crappy pictures. They were all taken by a Sony Cybershot DSC-P150. Also, excuse the people in the pictures – this was a batch of nearly three hundred people, with two to three classes at one site at a given time.
Rather than following the flow of the tour, I’ll go in order of ruins – batteries – memorials – tunnel – landscapes. Note that this is less than a fifth of what I took, though most of the pictures were poorly taken anyway.

Warning!: Picture-heavy post.

Middleside Barracks

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Some other building I forgot

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Air Raid Shelter

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or what used to be part of one anyway.

Artillery Batteries

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The way batteries like this worked was that they would go up, fire at ships, and then retract back down to avoid getting spotted or shot.

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Why is there a cannon lying sideways with parts all over? It’s because a direct hit to the magazine and cartridge area in the middle blew them away.

Japanese Garden of Peace

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Ironically, there’s a line of cannons in the garden’s edges.

Pacific War Memorial

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Malinta Tunnel

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This is actually where we exited the tunnel, but the picture of the entrance had like, 20 persons’ heads in it.

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A bit of trivia: Malinta Tunnel derives its name from the fact that when it was being dug out, leeches were found everywhere, thanks to the slightly moist soil.

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It’s a bead of light, just like in CLANNAD lol

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The lights were turned off, forcing us to use flashlights (unlike in regular tours), which equals bad, bad lighting, so I was forced to use my flash in all the pictures here.

Some random landscape pictures

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We had our lunch right beside this area; it most definitely was a great view.

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Unfortunately, the wind was unbelievable strong. Enough to blow away lunch containers.

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And it flung the sand at such ungodly speeds that they were like tiny needles pricking your face every time the wind picked up.

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The rest of the photos can be found here, all either 1 or 3 megapixels in size.

Edit: forgot to put the link to the image dump lol

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8 Responses to “Corregidor”


  1. January 27, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Oh, and I would totally have a figure shoot here, if given the chance when I have the proper equipment.

  2. 2 V2
    January 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    it would’ve been nice if you did. considering the shots themselves were quite good.

    how long was the trip from manila?

  3. January 27, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Very nice. Looks like you had a lot of fun there. Was that a picture of a rusty gate embedded in the wall of the tunnel? What was it for? Why is the tunnel stained red?
    I also appreciated how you took a lot of pictures of the cannons 😀

    BTW, ikimashou.net’s domain is down, so I’m over (along with other ikima bloggers) at dasaku.net. Doesn’t look like it’s gonna change anytime soon.

  4. 4 westbluef
    January 27, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    This reminds me of the time our class went around the entire north part of the Philippines. It was a great but tiring trip.
    So how tired were you? 🙂

  5. 5 Hodumi
    January 27, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    hetakuso da na

  6. January 27, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    V2, from the school, about one and a half hours by bus then another 2 and a half hours by ferry. Ugh, the waves were so strong that I felt really seasick in coming back.
    ritchan, the tunnel was used as a strongpoint by the American and Filipino army during the Japanese assault on Corregidor; the gates were built for whatever reasons they had, and I’m presuming it’s red all over because of the humidity in the air, as well as possibly the rocks being rich in iron. Of course, considering several thousand Japanese (around 3,000) were killed here, along with many other soldiers, one can imagine. There were actually a lot of batteries, but I never really got a chance to take some nice pictures because the sun hated us, there were a whole lot of people, or there wasn’t enough time. And ikimashou.net being down explains why I kept getting spam posts in my feed reader lol
    westbluef, whoa, the entire north part? That’s insane; I’d probably pass out from exhaustion midway lol As for my trip, it was definitely tiring, but not tiring enough to prevent me from upping about 100 mB of pictures, picking and resizing some photos in Photoshop, and doing a tad bit of homework.

  7. 7 westbluef
    January 28, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Not entirely the north part (forgot to explain =p)
    More like most of the tourist destinations of the northern part of our country and it was tiring especially the part when our bus gave up and we were stranded in Baguio for 12 hours.

  8. 8 kisarah drowin
    February 11, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    I think your school is big time, hehe, ours is only Enchanted Kingdom, sometimes I want to go there to explore, ghost huntin’ anyone^^


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