snapshot of the day: Jose Rizal's Dapitan

5:23 PM

On the occasion of Jose Rizal's 150th birthday tomorrow, I am opening a tiny window to the past. Here's an image of Dapitan,  back in late 1800's,  where the Philippine national hero lived in exile from 1892-1896.

In the late 1800s, Dapitan was all coconut trees punctuated  by a colossal church and bahay kubos.
*image from the Pardo de Tavera Collection/ American Historical Collection; Ateneo de Manila University

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