The Ruins at Talisay City, Philippines. This mansion was built back in the early 1900's by a sugar baron. This was the largest residential structure ever built in that area at that time. The mansion met its sad fate in World War II when it was burned to prevent the Japanese forces from utilizing it as their headquarters. It took days of inferno to bring down the roof and the 2-inch wooden floors. What you see here is a very small section of this once grand home.