Aguinaldo Shrine Revisited

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I have blogged about this very interesting historical site before (https://boyplakwatsa.com/2011/06/26/aguinaldo-shrine-kawit-cavite/) but this time I was with friends from FUNtastic Philippines Fun Group),  around 70 of us in a convoy of one bus and 5 cars .

We were met by El Presidente’s grandson Angelo Jarin Aguinaldo. My car-mates came ahead and were shown the magnificent house by my friend, resident guide (gratis con amore) Antolin Bolivar.

I don’t have narratives here, except for some that I might have missed to point out in my previous blog of this mansion. Thus, this post will essentially be a photo-blog. I hope the photos pique your interest in our history. Visit the Aguinaldo Shrine. And chances are you will bring your friends and be proud to have them discover this beautiful house by the river in Kawit.

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See the details on the ceiling above. It is the map of the Philippines !

 

 

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The inner sanctum. There are many secrets in this room. Like an exit via a panel that leads to the toilet on the dignitaries’ hall, and peephole from inside the cabinets where he can hide himself to avoid unwanted guests.

 

 

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the escape from his bedroom (other side of the panel is his bedroom)

 

 

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This escape route via the ceiling is accessed from a panel on the wall, and leads right to a slide down the river where a boat is waiting. And on to the sea.

 

 

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Not your ordinary dining table. It is so heavy no one will suspect that underneath is the entry to a tunnel that leads to the church in Kawit

 

 

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the topmost floor of the tower

 

 

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the tower

 

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the veranda of “sinners”

 

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looking out of the mansion

 

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the swimming pool,  in those days it was a rarity

 

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the washing machine has a furnace at the base where firewood makes for a hot water laundry wash

 

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tomb

side view

front angled top

If interested to join a group of photo hobbyists (there are only a very very few professionals here) who travel cheap and shoot for fun, and to promote tourism, click on this link and “Ask to join”. I am only one of their members.

FUNtastic Philippines Fun Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FUNtastic.Philippines.FUNgroup/

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