Monday, January 08, 2007

Vigan in the Afternoon
02 December, 2006


Written in: Poblacion, Sta. Maria, Bulacan, PHILIPPINES
Composition: Impromptu
Previous post: First Morning in Ilocos


To get to Vigan City from the town of Santa, you must first cross the Abra River through the very beautiful and very scenic Quirino bridge in the Barangay of Banaoang.















In a word, the view here is spectacular. I took these in-car photos on the Santa side overlooking the town of Bantay - the other town that borders Santa with the Abra River.

Whilst in Vigan, we took the obligatory tourist shots. I frankly have no poetic or philosophical remarks I can write regarding this short visit to this Provincial Capital, this World Heritage Site. Any words just wouldn't do this magnificent ancient treasure of Ilocos Sur justice.

The photos and the enthusiasm I show in them should speak the thousands of words I could write about what its like being around streets and buildings dating as far back as the 1500's.


















































































Now, if you look at these photos and got the impression that I was saying "Great!" "Fabulous!" "Awesome" "Cool" and "Fantastic!" then they did their job.

On the way back, we took a few more shots on the scenic Quirino Bridge.









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