We’re on the Road Again!

 

As of 0630 hours today, June 25th, 2014, ‘She Who Must be Obeyed’ and I will be ‘On the Road Again’, with PAL ‘our home in the sky’ and we’ll be away until August 6th.

We are going to try to post some stories in our absence but since this is a family vacation they may be few and far between. We do, however, have plans to visit at least 5 or 6 old, historic churches and buildings that we may, time permitting, report on during our travels this ‘rainy season’. Be on the look out for some of these reports.

But, we’ll see you again, for sure,  in about 6 weeks.

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On the Road Again. Rambling through the back roads of Southeastern Ontario, Part 2. St John the Baptist Church, Lyn, Ontario

Our ramble through the back roads of Southeastern Ontario continues with the discovery of the interesting Church of St John the Baptist in the tiny village of Lyn, Ontario.

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On the Road Again. Rambling through the back roads of Southeastern Ontario and the Discovery of the Weslayan Methodist Branch of Protestantism. Part 1

John Wesley

John Wesley

 

We’re On the Road Again. Rambling through the back roads of Southeastern Ontario and we Discover the Weslayan Methodist Branch of Protestantism. All in all a very interesting several days exploring the southeast…

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The Explorers, Magellan, Elcano and Pigafetta, Episode 2. Re-discovery of the Philippines, Magellan’s Death and The Return.

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Here’s a little teaser for you…we’ll bring you the story of this church sometime soon!

Brockville Courthouse Square45As you may be aware, we’re on vacation at ‘home’ in Canada. But that doesn’t mean we’re just sitting around enjoying the coooooooooooool weather or sunning by the pool. We’re doing some work for  you to enjoy on the website. Look for more on this particular church and others coming in August. See you soon!

 

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Magellan, Elcano & Pigafetta, Episode 1: The First to Circumnavigate the World

 

 

This is a story of exploration, privation, mutiny, discovery and war…it is intriquing and extremely interesting.

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On the Road Again. Is Israel our possible major destination in 2015?

Well, I was sorting through some photos of my trip to Israel in 1977 – taken with a Kodak Instamatic Camera – and those cameras weren’t that great. You have to remember that these pictures are over 30 years old…so you have to allow a little flexibility. In any event, ” She Who Must be Obeyed” and I had been discussing possibly going to Israel and the Holy Land in 2015…and then I came upon these photos. Coincidence or not…

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The Explorers, Episode 3, Jacques Cartier’s discovery and settlement of Canada 1541 to 1543.

 

Carftier, National Library of Canada

This was Cartier’s last exploration of Canada. He returned home in late mid-1542 and never returned. He died in 1557 and is buried in St Vincent Cathedral in St Malo, his home town. Continue reading

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The Explorers, Episode 2, Cartier’s 2nd Voyage of Discovery 1534-1535

Exploring the Quebec City and Montreal Regions. The first white man in those regions.

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Another day off at Basang Basa.

A few days before school started, we headed out to Basang Basa, our favourite resort, for a great day of sun “sand” and surf…

 

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The Manila Cathedral prior to the 1863 Earthquake and a little more…

Damages suffered in 1863

Damages suffered in 1863

The Cathedral following the 1880 Earthquake

The Cathedral following the 1880 Earthquake

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As a follow up to our “Reading” messages of last week!

Readings can...

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Are you interested?

I'm Interested

 

Earlier in the week we indicated to our readers and visitors that we are interested in having more correspondents from around the world, who would be ready to provide us with their eyes and ears in different countries. We’re looking for people who travel quite a bit and may be interested in reporting on historical churches they may visit as well as any historical buildings they may encounter in their travels.  Continue reading

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The great transition is now complete!

Transition
Our transition from two websites to one is now complete. We’ve moved most of the content from www.oldphilippines.com to this site and made sure that you can continue to use www.oldphilippines.com to get to this consolidated site.  We hope you’ll find that this consolidation provides you with a better viewing, reading and entertaining site with everything we do all in one place. We’d be happy to hear from you all with your thoughts and suggestions to help us to continue to improve. You can contact us at:

info(at)historicphilippines(dot)com

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Happy Independence Day to our Filipino Friends around the World!

Proudly flying the Philippines and Canadian Flags at the Homestead.

Proudly flying the Philippines and Canadian Flags at the HistoricPhilippines International Headquarters.

 

Fly the flag this week and especially on Thursday, June 12th the 116th Anniversary of Independence.

Happy Birthday Philippines!

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