Last weekend my husband was off to Vigan, a city north of Manila, for a wedding photo coverage. I was supposed to come with him but had to stay due to some appointments that I couldn't cancel. Anyways, I'm borrowing one photo from his hundreds of photo for my post today.
This photo is taken in one of the Vigan, earlier known as " Ciudad Fernandina" from 1758 to late 19th century, it is the oldest surviving Spanish colonial city in the country. It has auspiciously escaped the bombs of World War II unlike its sister cities, Manila and Cebu. How and why it has survived the wrath of war is a fascinating story on its own. It is located in the Northern part of the Philippines, 408 kilometers northwest of Manila. Vigan was recently included in the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List in December 1999 and converted into a component city last January 21, 2001.
My husband was raving at the fact that the place is like in a different time zone...its like you stepped back in time as soon as you are there. Cobbled stone pavements, old spanish houses, calesas everywhere! It's trully a magnificent city...a place where I'd like to come back to maybe in the near future :)
House in Vigan
Vigan side street
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