Monday, March 28, 2011

Viva Vigan

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Location: Vigan Heritage Street || Baluarte, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Walking through the cobblestone street of Old Vigan is such a wonderful experience for a history buff like me. It's amazing how the people of Vigan have preserved their heritage. Even the guards in the area look like Spanish guardia civils in their uniforms. Modern fast food chains are also obliged (i think) to mimic their facade to the old Spanish era structures.
The calesa  ride is a great way to get around the city's numerous historical places like museums and jar factories and take note they are not overpriced. A calesa which seats up to three people costs only PhP150/hour ($3/hour). And museums charge a minimum of PhP10 pesos only. The Baluarte, the vast land converted into an African Safari park by the owner Gov. Chavit Singson, takes tourists and visitors for free.
Kudos to the heritage administration people for a job well done. 

5 comments:

arnique said...

Your pictures are always so alive and lovely. Could you give any tips to this DSLR newbie? :)

Arianne from A + B in the Sea

Kookie B. said...

Oh, Dred! I love your Northern trip posts! The photos are so beautiful. I suddenly miss Vigan and Pagudpud. Le sigh.

dred said...

@arianne: thanks! i'm no photography expert too but i do know for certain that good natural lighting creates wonders for your photos especially during daytime when it's all so sunny.. :)

http://dredreveries.blogspot.com

Sara Louise said...

these photos look amazing. i am so insainly jealous

cherie said...

oh wow! i love viewing your posts, it always leaves me in awe how beautiful your pictures are. you've captured the beauty of ilocandia so well!