May 14th #chinadiary

Manila Harbour c.1900
"All day we had been steaming down the coast of the island of Luzon, very fine tree-covered hills forming the backbone of the island, and about two in the afternoon came into the famous Manila Harbor, where twenty four years and two weeks ago Commodore Dewey sank the whole Spanish fleet and brought the Philippines out of the hand of Spain." And it is hot.

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