18 March, 2009

M1001: AGRIFINA Circle Postcard

The postcard (not 3D) shows the AGRIFINA Circle in Manila. You can see an old bus and also an old car circling the rotunda, and at the background is the Department of Finance building (now the National Museum).

M1001: AGRIFINA Circle Postcard

It was called AGRIFINA because beside it are the former buildings of the Department of Finance and the Department of Agriculture. The circle is now called Teodoro F. Valencia Circle named after the Filipino journalist, columnist, and an acknowledged giant in Philippine journalism during the 1960s and 1970s.

The fountain in the middle of the circle became a globe fountain skating rink during the 70's. What stands now is the 40-foot tall brass statue of Lapu-Lapu made by sculptor Juan Sajid Imao, which was unveiled in 2004.

TRIVIA: Teodoro F. Valencia Circle is the biggest rotunda in the country at 142 m in diameter.

SOURCES:
DOT unveils Lapu-Lapu monument at Luneta
Bonifacio Circle
Republic Act No. 6836
Teodoro Valencia WikiPilipinas Entry

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