Monday, February 9, 2009

Last Steps

Jose Rizal is the national hero of the Philippines. Shown here are footprint-shaped bronze markers that trace his last steps prior to his execution by Spanish authorities in 1896. His death helped pave the way for Philippine nationalism and independence.

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13 comments:

michael bird said...

Nifty - read a little about your subject and will have to read some more. Thanks for the photo and the history.

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a great tribute. I think these steps say so much more and have a greater impact than just a statue would.

Marie Reed said...

Oh goodness. I wonder how many steps it is in all?

Aileni said...

The emotions engendered by this picture are quite overwhelming.

Torsdag said...

The last steps are almost that special.

vincibene said...

Impressive picture and history.

Babooshka said...

This are so evocative when you read the text.

Mojo said...

Very compelling story, and a fantastic angle. It conveys the feeling of following the last steps. Splendidly done!

Catherine said...

Perfect title for an interesting (hi)story. A great tribute for your National hero.
Thanks for sharing.

Dina ... UK said...

How very touching.....
Great mono, thanks for the history too.

Daryl said...

This is just perfect .. the stories you could write ...

the donG said...

halos magkalapit ang pagpost natin sa for santiago.

Julie said...

Very interesting and sad. Great shot.