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Luneta Park
Rizal Park
Rizal Park
(Filipino: Liwasang Rizal), also known as Luneta Park or simply Luneta, is a historical urban park in the Philippines. Located along Roxas Boulevard, Manila, adjacent to the old walled city of Intramuros, it is one of the largest urban parks in Asia. It has been a favorite leisure spot, and is frequented on Sundays and national holidays. Rizal Park
Rizal Park
is one of the major tourist attractions of Manila. Situated by the Manila
Manila
Bay, it is an important site in Philippine history. The execution of national hero José Rizal
José Rizal
on December 30, 1896 fanned the flames of the 1896 Philippine Revolution
Philippine Revolution
against the Kingdom of Spain. The area was officially renamed Rizal Park
Rizal Park
in his honor, and the monument enshrining his remains serves as the park's symbolic focal point
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Rizal Park (Seattle)
Dr. Jose Rizal Park is a 9.6 acre (39,000 m²) park on the west slope of Beacon Hill in Seattle, Washington. The land, condemned by the city in 1917 for engineering purposes, was acquired by the Parks Department in 1971, and the park was dedicated eight years later. The park is named after José Rizal, national hero of the Philippines. Rizal Park is bounded on the west by Interstate 5, on the north by Interstate 90, on the east by 12th Avenue S., and on the south by S. Judkins Street and the Jungle. The park consists of a grassy upper area with shelter and picnic tables, a wooded hillside, and an off-leash dog park at the foot of the hill. External links[edit]City of Seattle
Seattle
Parks Department pageCoordinates: 47°35′35.1″N 122°19′6.9″W / 47.593083°N 122.318583°W / 47.593083; -122.318583This King County, Washington
King County, Washington
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Crescent
A crescent shape (/ˈkrɛsənt/, British English
British English
also /ˈkrɛzənt/[1]) is a symbol or emblem used to represent the lunar phase in the first quarter (the "sickle moon"), or by extension a symbol representing the Moon
Moon
itself. It is used as the astrological symbol for the Moon, and hence as the alchemical symbol for silver. It was also the emblem of Diana/Artemis, and hence represented virginity
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Kalaw Avenue
Roads in the PhilippinesHighways ExpresswaysList← N151N156 → Kalaw Avenue
Kalaw Avenue
(formerly T.M. Kalaw Street) is a short stretch of road in the Ermita district of Manila, Philippines. It forms the southern boundary of Rizal Park
Rizal Park
running east-west from San Marcelino Street to Roxas Boulevard
Roxas Boulevard
near the center of the city. It begins as a four-lane road at the intersection with San Marcelino widening to an eight-lane divided roadway along the stretch of Rizal Park
Rizal Park
from Taft Avenue
Taft Avenue
west to Roxas Boulevard. It has a short extension into the reclaimed area of Luneta and Quirino Grandstand
Quirino Grandstand
as South Drive
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Land Reclamation
Land reclamation, usually known as reclamation, and also known as land fill (not to be confused with a landfill), is the process of creating new land from ocean, riverbeds, or lake beds. The land reclaimed is known as reclamation ground or land fill. In a number of other jurisdictions, including parts of the United States,[1] the term "reclamation" can refer to returning disturbed lands to an improved state
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Tagalog Language
Tagalog (/təˈɡɑːlɒɡ/;[6] Tagalog pronunciation: [tɐˈɡaːloɡ]) is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a quarter of the population of the Philippines
Philippines
and as a second language by the majority. Its standardized form, officially named Filipino, is the national language of the Philippines, and is one of two official languages alongside English. It is related to other Philippine languages, such as the Bikol languages, Ilocano, the Visayan languages, Kapampangan, and Pangasinan, and more distantly to other Austronesian languages, such as the Formosan languages
Formosan languages
of Taiwan, Malay (Malaysian and Indonesian), Hawaiian, Māori, and Malagasy
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British Occupation Of Manila
Neolithic
Neolithic
ageCallao and Tabon peoples Arrival of the Negritos Austronesian expansion Angono Petroglyphs Lal-lo and Gattaran Shell Middens Jade cultureIron ageSa Huyun Culture Society of the Igorot Ancient barangaysEvents/ArtifactsBalangay grave goods Manunggul Jar Prehistoric gems Sa Huyun-Kalanay Complex Maitum Anthropomorphic PotteryArchaic epoch (900–1565) Historically documented city-states/polities (by geography from North to South)Samtoy chieftaincy Caboloan Tondo Namayan Rajahnate
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Black Nazarene
The Black Nazarene
Black Nazarene
(Spanish: El Nazareno Negro, Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno, Filipino: Poóng Itím na Nazareno, Hesus Nazareno[1]) is a life-sized image of a dark-skinned, kneeling Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
carrying the Cross enshrined in the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene
Black Nazarene
in the Quiapo district of the City of Manila, Philippines.[2] The Black Nazarene
Black Nazarene
was carved by an unknown Mexican from a dark wood in the 16th century in Mexico
Mexico
and then transported to the Philippines in 1606.[2][3] It depicts Jesus en route to his crucifixion
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Quiapo Church
Church
Church
most commonly refers to:Christian Church, body of Christians, taken as a whole Church
Church
(congregation), a local congregation of a Christian denomination
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Translation (relic)
In Christianity, the translation of relics is the removal of holy objects from one locality to another (usually a higher status location); usually only the movement of the remains of the saint's body would be treated so formally, with secondary relics such as items of clothing treated with less ceremony. Translations could be accompanied by many acts, including all-night vigils and processions, often involving entire communities. The solemn translation (in Latin, translatio) of relics is not treated as the outward recognition of sanctity. Rather, miracles confirmed a saint's sanctity, as evinced by the fact that when, in the twelfth century, the Papacy attempted to make sanctification an 'official' process; many collections of miracles were written in the hope of providing proof of the saint-in-question's status
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Outwork
An outwork is a minor fortification built or established outside the principal fortification limits, detached or semidetached. Outworks such as ravelins, lunettes (demilunes), flèches and caponiers to shield bastions and fortification curtains from direct battery were developed in the 16th century. Later, the increasing scale of warfare and the greater resources available to the besieger accelerated this development, and systems of outworks grew increasingly elaborate and sprawling as a means of slowing the attacker's progress and making it more costly
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Lunette (fortification)
In fortification, a lunette was originally an outwork of half-moon shape; later it became a redan with short flanks, in trace somewhat resembling a bastion standing by itself without curtains on either side. The gorge was generally open.[1][2] One notable historical example of a lunette was the one used at the Battle of the Alamo
Battle of the Alamo
in San Antonio, Texas, in March 1836.[3] Another were the Bagration flèches, at the Battle of Borodino, in 1812. See also[edit]List of established military termsReferences[edit]^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Lunette". Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 125.  ^ PEMcDuffie, Dictionady of Fortifications: Lunette Civil War Field Fortifications Website 2003. ^ Texas State Historical Commission
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Semicircle
In mathematics (and more specifically geometry), a semicircle is a one-dimensional locus of points that forms half of a circle. The full arc of a semicircle always measures 180° (equivalently, π radians, or a half-turn). It has only one line of symmetry (reflection symmetry)
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Taft Avenue
Roads in the PhilippinesHighways ExpresswaysList Taft Avenue
Taft Avenue
(Filipino: Abenida Taft) and (Spanish: Avenida Taft) is a major road thoroughfare in Metro Manila. It crosses through three major cities of the capital region: Manila, Pasay
Pasay
and Parañaque. The road was named after the former Governor-General of the Philippines and U.S President, William Howard Taft
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Alfonso XII Of Spain
Alfonso XII ( Alfonso Francisco de Asís Fernando Pío Juan María de la Concepción Gregorio Pelayo; 28 November 1857 – 25 November 1885) was King of Spain, reigning from 1874 to 1885, after a revolution deposed his mother Isabella II from the throne in 1868, Alfonso studied in Austria
Austria
and France. His mother abdicated in his favour in 1870, and he returned to Spain as king in 1874 following a military coup against the First Republic
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Mariano Gómez
Mariano Gómez
Mariano Gómez
de los Ángeles was a Filipino Catholic priest, part of the Gomburza
Gomburza
trio who were falsely accused of mutiny by the Spanish colonial authorities in the Philippines
Philippines
in the 19th century. He was placed in a mock trial and summarily executed in Manila
Manila
along with two other clergymen.Contents1 Early life 2 Assignment in Cavite 3 Death 4 In popular culture 5 See also 6 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Gómez was born on August 2, 1799 in the suburb of Santa Cruz, Manila. He was a Tornatrás, one born of mixed native (Filipino), Chinese and Spanish ancestries. His parents were Alejandro Francisco Gómez and Martina Custodia. After studying in the Colegio de San Juan de Letrán, he took theology in the University of Santo Tomás
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