Friday, November 5, 2010

The Rockies At Wawa Montalban

The photos above shows the rockies part near in Wawa Dam, I haven't got picture of the place where we did the rappelling and rock climbing, what I have here are some rocks found while we are on our way to Wawa Dam, you can see there is a trail like a rock cave, one rock face of the mountain  and a huge rock near the Wawa River.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Fog And The Mountain At Wawa Montalban



A couple of photos of mountain with a fog

Photos above are still part of my photo collections of Wawa Montalban in Rizal last Sept 19, 2009.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Historical Message Of The Place Named Wawa Montalban

The tablet at this ground is a sign of historical message of Wawa Montalban. I recommend to read this tablet to be aware whats the significance of the place.

Wonderful River Near From Wawa Dam

 Photos above was captured at the part of the river before Wawa Dam

Photos captured above were shot after we passed the  Wawa Dam area.


From the rocky part of the river which located just after the wawa dam water falls

The photos above were captured before the Ondoy typhoon (a 2009 typhoon that destroy lots of homes in major cities in Metro Manila and brought highest and widest floods in National Capital Region and other nearby provices in my country). Photos capture September 19, 2010. These photos were probably different right now if you come back. Like the wooden bridge that I saw and posted "Bridge to Veranda - One Of Place For Rappelling and Rock Climbing" which was destroyed and different right now.

Between Twin Mountain There Is Wawa Dam And River



The photos above were giving emphasis in the two small mountains that put the scenic river in between, this is really a different view for me because it shows uniqueness of the nature that I found in Wawa Montalban. Photos are still part of my Wawa Montalban photo collections.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Looking Beyond The Top Of The Mountain At Wawa Dam / River

These are some one of the sky views I captured while looking at the top of the mountain near at Wawa River. Looking at the sky beyond the top of the mountain makes the view amazing,  photos captured before dark covers the place. Photos was shut last September 19, 2010.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Water Falls From Wawa Dam

The above photos were different snapshos I captured while enjoying the view of the water falls from Wawa Dam. These photos are still part of my Wawa Montalban photo collection, captured last September 2009.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bridge To Veranda - One Of Place For Rappelling And Rock Climbing

The above photo was the wooden hanging bridge. The bridge to "Veranda", part of Wawa Montalban where most mountaineers or adventurers having fun with the rocks. This photo was captured last September 20, 2009 as part of my Wawa Montalban photo collection.

On The Way to Wawa Dam

Here is my snapshot with my group, on our way to Wawa Dam, where a beautiful scenery is just waiting for us. This photo still part of my Wawa Montalban collection.

Wawa Dam - Still With Magnificent Aura

This Wawa Dam snapshot that I captured during Basic Rappelling Course help by my mountaineering group held last September 2009 was one of my favorite photo because I like the view of water flowing. Because its a capturing a moment - the moment of water flow

Bridge To Wawa Dam And A New Heights For Basic Rappell

The above photos are the snapshots I captured when we setup the rappelling stuff for our basic rappelling course. The bridge located at the front side of the flowing water of Wawa Dam. The coursed was conducted together with our certified rappelling instructors, one is member of the mountaineering group and one was invited to share his knowledge in basic rappelling.

All these photos captured last Sept 19, 2009. These are part of my Wawa photo collection.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wawa Montalban (Introduction) - With Significant Part of Philippine History

Before I started to feature Wawa Montalban, I would like to share some information that I myself discovered a little bit of history of the place. 

I found a great history article from searching google and found this link After reading it, I just realized that I just visited one of the historic place in my country.

Here are the excerpts I learned from the article.


Nestled at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, Wawa Montalban, was once a safe haven for the Philippine Revolutionary Group known as the KKK.  In April 1895 the "Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan” took refuge in Pamitnan Cave. Their first cry for freedom against Spanish Rule took place in the caverns found in the hollows of the Karst mountains of Wawa.
Stemming from this struggle for freedom from Spanish sovereign, a local legend “Bernardo Carpio”, instilled itself into Philippine mythology.  Bernardo Carpio, a giant in local folklore, tore the mountain in half splitting it and giving birth to the river gorge as he tried to escape from Spanish soldiers.  In 1909, apparently in need of salvaging the devastation created by the giant, the Americans built the Wawa Dam as a reservoir and pumping facility.
In later years, during the Pacific War of WWII, Wawa, Montalban became a battlefield. It became a Japanese Holding Point where the main strength of the former Japanese Manila Defense Force, the Kobayashi Force, which was formed around a nucleus of four infantry battalions with its commander, Maj. Gen. Takashi Kobayashi, defended against the returning Americans, under Gen. MacArthur.  Evidence of the epic battle can still be seen on the boulders and rock faces.  Where the smooth limestone faces catches a sudden peculiar circular track radiating outwards like a spider web, it’s obvious these were hit by bullets aimed at some poor soldier’s head.  " 
written by: Dennis Diaz

When I visited the place last year and when I saw the beautiful and amazing place, I myself caught in awe that there is such great haven for adventure such as rappelling and rock climbing just near Metro Manila. And I am glad, I had a chance to be in Wawa Montalban (now Rodriguez) Rizal even for the reason of rappelling. 

The coming weeks I will be featuring the photos of Wawa Montalban that I captured while doing and enjoying the basic rappelling course.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Time is so fast ...

I did not realize that it's been a month that had past and I don't have latest updates here in my blog. Had been in outside activities, then I went back home in Manila for almost 10 days vacation. Then, I have to go back to my real life now. Well, these are just my updates what happened to me and these are the reasons why there are not so much updates here, but I intend to continue blogging my country. For the coming weeks I will feature some of the places that I still have in my collection and will continue up to my latest photos that I got when I had my vacation in my beloved country Philippines. Until then...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Water View At Grand Station

The photos above are the water view I captured within the Grand Station At Festival Mall.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Grand Train Station World



Here are the photos in detailed for the Grand Train Station that fascinates me when I visit the mall. With this kind of playground, who can resist not to stop by and play if you are feeling kids? (Just kidding!!!)

The Trail

This is one of the photo captured that shows the train trail at the Grand Station.

Symbolic Tower Ball At X-Site in Festival Mall

I captured this tower ball (not really sure if I am right if its really Tower Ball), but the way it stand and whatever it represents, it really a unique thing that can be seen in the middle of X-Site (carnival place inside the Festival Mall).

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Water Tower At Grand Station

This is the water tower beside the train station, still part of the Festival Grand Station. Well seeing something like this as a playground, the kids like me (hmmm, well feeling kids!!! that's what I mean) will definitely having fun here.

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