For my 2nd Stamp, I got it from the Rizal Shrine in Calamba City, Laguna. Along with CS Manila who is also into Lakbay Rizal 150 we've come up with a Laguna Leg and more than 10 people signed up but unfortunately due to non-stop rain only 5 of us make it. And we are blessed enough because the moment we entered Laguna Area the rain has stopped in the area. :)
|2nd Stamp - Rizal Shrine, Calamba City, Laguna|
"Rizal Shrine, a National Shrine, is the bitrthplace of our National Hero, born on June 19, 1861. The house is a reconstruction done by National Artist for Architecture Juan Nakpil."
Don Francisco, the father of Jose Rizal, looks over the construction of their house even from the cutting of the Narra & Mulawin trees that they used. It took 2 years for the house to be finished.
|the original house|
The house was already restored during the time of President Elpidio Quirino and was inaugurated in 1950. The house showcased the life of Jose Rizal and his family thru the paintings and furnitures.
|Jose Rizal as his mother taught him how to read|
|stairs to 2nd floor|
|entrance to the living area and bedrooms .. made of hard wood|
|portrait of Jose Rizal's parents|
|Jose Rizal's portrait as a child|
|dining table at the kitchen area|
|where they stock their items in the kitchen|
On the side of the house is an area where Dr. Jose Rizal's work, portraits, pictures of his monuments in different places, clothing and stuffs about his childhood and life.
At the backyard there's this statue of Dr. Jose Rizal as a child with his dog named Berganza
and the replica of a small nipa hut where he and his siblings used to play during their childhood days.