Many years later, I grew up and got side tracked by life and other events. I've forgotten about it. Then, in a twist of fate, I now consider myself a resident of the Philippine capital. Yet, it took me many years to finally take a leisurely time to get to know this landmark.
|The National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal at the Luneta Park.|
|The martyred hero.|
|Zarah and I.|
|This wall could speak.|
While we roam around Luneta, one has to realize that this is not the figurative walk in the park! It covers such a big area that you feel as if you've walked an entire city. Zarah was our impromptu history guide. She took us back to the events that led to Rizal's martyrdom and what did it mean then and now. Analysis thrown in, opinion tossed by our small group as we enjoyed the view. Quite a respite from the usual gossip in everyday life. ha ha ha.
|Luneta Park plays a significant role in the country's identity; it marks Km. 0.|
|Dancing Rings by Olympic Sculptor Jose Datuin.|
Until my next tour of my own city.
|Hello from Manila.|