Super late post!!!
A replica of a 17th century galleon, Andalucia, is floating around the Philippine shores. It first docked at Pier 13 in the City of Manila. The mobile exhibit, Dia Del Galeon Festival 2010, is brought to us by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in remembrance of how the Philippines participated in the galleon trade. They're now making this project as part of protecting our seas from the impact of climate change and global warming.
Here are the complete details of NCCA's project:
There were LOOOOTS of people, students and teachers mostly. Some were stuck for 7 hours in line just to get in. I think the time the galleon spent in Manila isn't enough because more people wanted to get in and it could only accommodate 100 per tour. It left Pier 13 last October 10 and arrived at Cebu's shores on October 14. It is open for viewing at Pier 1 till October 18.
These gorgeous photos were taken by Aliza Conde, who is also a Lumix user. I was too stupid -- forgetting to charge my camera.
Alice in Wonderland. These breathtaking details look like they were screen shots from an actual movie!
my sister Alex going down to the main deck.
Right photo: I think that anchor looks really thin, but Aliza said that it was heavy. I took her word for it.
Right: My sister going down into the gallery.
Heck, it took the ship four days to reach Cebu. Sulpicio lines and Super Ferries usually reach Cebu (from Manila) within 24 hours.
Right: That is obviously a cannon. Aliza said she wanted to try firing one.
Yeah, my sister eats this much. My family members are relatively known for having 5-6 stomachs. Like cows.
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