Travel to Philippines: Manila: City Beautiful: Photo 14
Burnham would have liked this: the park south of Intramuros has monuments as well as government buildings. The inscription on this one, from 1988 to mark "the quadracentennial of the Christianization of the Philippines," reads: "In profound esteem and appreciation of the selfless and intrepid labors of the sons of Spain to propagate the Christian religion and tradition throughout the beloved Country." Odd that the Spanish have become part of the nation's celebrated heritage, while the Americans have not. Is it just that the Spanish have been gone longer?
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