Saturday, June 13, 2009

Photo-Hunt: lock



A rusted padlock secures this recessed gate in Fort Santiago, one of the oldest Spanish stone fortresses in the Philippines. The view from this locked postern far north of Plaza Armas is the dying Pasig River, choked with industrial waste and garbage. This gate is called Postigo de la Nuestra Senora de Soledad (Postern of our Lady of Solitude), an escape passage of a Spanish Governor-General in 1762 when British soldiers captured Manila.

Postigo de la Nuestra Senora de Soledad

Posted for Photo-Hunt

17 comments:

RJ Flamingo said...

I wonder if there's any hope for that river. It seems a shame to spoil a super view like that. Great post for the theme. My ”Lock” entry is up. Hope you can stop by!

SASSY MOM said...

Nice take on the theme. I love the way you made the gate a frame of the photo. Great shots.

Sue said...

What a cool looking old lock!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Great shots! I love the "looking through" perspective.

Dianne said...

Great photo! Sorry the river is in bad shape! You have to write to Bobby Kennedy, Jr who helped clean up the Hudson River in New York!

ifmomsaysok said...

Love these old fortress, so much history and character. Wonderful shots.

Arlene said...

Nice post for the theme, Luna. :)

Re my post: yeah that was in a pool. But that water lock is a lock for the water in the bathrooms.

Thank you for dropping by.

Alice Audrey said...

Neat. A pitty about the river, but the gate is great.

TorAa said...

I just happened to read about when the Spanish had to leave the wonderful Philiphines - this very very Saturday.

Your Lock Photos are fabulous - I adore them, really.

srp said...

It is a beautiful gate, but a somber place indeed. Mine is up here.

Katherine said...

Awesome old gate. Great take on the theme.

Mine's up:
http://kattscrapfever.blogspot.com/2009/06/photohunt-lock.html

jams o donnell said...

Great shots. It is impresive. Happy weekend

Mar said...

Nice take on the theme and fantastic shots!!

Carver said...

Those are beautiful shots and a great take on the theme. That's sad that the river is dying from industrial waste.

Mauie Flores said...

I can just imagine the history behind these gates.

Here's my entry: http://www.maureenflores.com/2009/06/photo-hunt-lock.html

Life Ramblings said...

lovely shots and i agree it's very sad.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are great shots. It has been a while since my last visit to Fort Santiago. I'd like to take my son there.