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Diplomat Hotel and Dominican Hill

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Jan. 15th, 2013 | 01:57 pm
posted by: hauntressdivine in abandonedplaces

Hey guys this is my first post so I'm kind of excited to share a popular but abandoned place from here in the Philippines. The pictures aren't mine and I give full credit to whoever took them. 









The place is called Diplomat Hotel, which used to be a rest house and seminary developed into a hotel back in 1911. Located at the top of Dominican Hill, it has the best view of Baguio City. It used to have grand rooms and luxurious hallways made for the wealthy. There's also a rumor that priests and nuns were beheaded in this place during WWII which I think is possible. Lots of people were beheaded by the Japanese during those times.

I went to Baguio and was so excited to go there but didn't get the chance. I wanted to take a picture of the place myself and share it here but, clearly, it didn't go as planned


I just recently found out guys that underneath the cross at the top of the hotel is actually a hollow stone vault where the owner used to keep his gold. Interesting :)



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Mateo Malo

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from: laviemoderne
date: Jan. 15th, 2013 08:26 am (UTC)
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awesome set! i love the contrast between the shiny marble floor and the mossy, moldy walls.

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+ CunT +

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from: fuckedwitaknife
date: Jan. 15th, 2013 08:32 am (UTC)
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how beautiful

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loli_cat

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from: loli_cat
date: Jan. 15th, 2013 02:20 pm (UTC)
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My wife and I have a house down in Cagayan de Oro. Every time I visit I want to go up to Baguio City but we never make it. I hear it's so beautiful and the climate is so nice I probably will want to move there.

Thanks for the pictures. I'll try and remember to visit this place when I finally make it up there!

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hauntressdivine

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from: hauntressdivine
date: Jan. 15th, 2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
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I don't mean to discourage the trip but I hope you see more of the good things in Baguio than the bad things. The city has the most pleasing climate and the richest history in the country (in my opinion). If you're looking for ghost stories and stories dating back the second world war then Baguio's the place. And I guess this is the only place in the Philippines you can get fresh strawberries.

However, Baguio is now densely populated and polluted (air and land). You gotta have a local with you if you do not know where to go. I suggest going during the summer (from March till May) otherwise, it can get really cold or wet. Like in the pictures.

Edited at 2013-01-15 02:44 pm (UTC)

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Alexandre Cordonnier

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from: bloodangel
date: Jan. 15th, 2013 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for sharing these.

I'm impressed at the condition. I mean, here in the States an abandoned building that isn't isolated/unknown or sealed up will get invaded by idiots with spraypaint.

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hauntressdivine

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from: hauntressdivine
date: Jan. 15th, 2013 04:30 pm (UTC)
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I'm surprised too that it's this gorgeous. The place is open for the public. My theory is kids here are afraid to go near any abandoned places because they're raised in a culture where historical places or abandoned places should be treated with respect, otherwise, they might disturb the "residences" and get cursed. Especially since Baguio city is a place full of urban legends and ghost stories. It's not because the kids are scared, but because they find it so fascinating they are compelled to respect the place. My parents used to scare me about these stuffs :) when we're driving somewhere and found beautiful old Spanish houses, they would tell me I shouldn't go to such places because that's where the ghosts are. I was so scared. Haha.

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sassy_54

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from: sassy_54
date: Jan. 15th, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
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That place is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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mrsr58

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from: mrsr58
date: Jan. 15th, 2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
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wonderful post, thank you. am i correct in that they filmed an episode of "ghost adventures" here?

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hauntressdivine

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from: hauntressdivine
date: Jan. 16th, 2013 01:53 am (UTC)
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I'm not sure about that.

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from: kuch_ankahee
date: Jan. 15th, 2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
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simply beautiful.

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kpsp95

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from: kpsp95
date: Jan. 16th, 2013 12:51 am (UTC)
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Thanks for sharing

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JL Wounded Healer

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from: brotherskeeper1
date: Jan. 16th, 2013 03:02 am (UTC)
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Wonderful post! Truly creepy photos!

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Typsy Gypsy

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from: typsy_gypsy
date: Jan. 16th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
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What a pleasure to see this post! The marble is stunning. Thank you!

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captainca

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from: captainca
date: Jan. 17th, 2013 07:21 am (UTC)
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Karen

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from: byrons_brain
date: Jan. 17th, 2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
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What a beautiful building, I love the inner garden and the shape of the windows...

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