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This blog is an amateur photographer's attempt to show how beautiful the world really is. He is drawn to the colors of nature like a moth to a candle light. What are showcased here are nature's grand display of colors at sunrise and sunset, beautiful beaches and off-the-beaten track locations in his beloved Philippines, waterfalls and some of nature's great sculptures, architectural gems, and other views from around SE Asia that he was fortunate to see at one point.

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January 5, 2010

calle crisologo: vigan's treasured street turned golden

Calle Crisologo
Calle Crisologo after an evening rain

What would one do in Vigan on a rainy evening if one has only a few minutes to spare? I suggest you head straight to Calle Crisologo and take your own postcard shots of the place.

We decided to take a brief stopover at Vigan on our way back to Manila from a weekend of shooting places in Ilocos Norte (Maira-ira, Bangui, Kapurpurawan). The sidetrip was short, just enough to have a quick dinner in a carienderia (small eatery) by the bus station and an equally swift tour of Calle Crisologo before catching another bus bound for Manila. Everybody seems to be asleep in Vigan by 8PM. and places to see (or eat in) are closed.

Calle Crisologo
one of Vigan's treasures

Vigan, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a lot more to offer but seeing the city's world renowned cobblestone street turned golden after an evening rain was a great consolation.

I will be back for more, soon I hope.
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Unknown said...

it's been more than a decade since i visited Vigan. i hope to walk it's cobblestone streets again this year. beautiful shots.

Lantaw said...

@luna, plan ko rin this year ulit :). hope to see other Vigan treasures :)

Photo Cache said...

This continues to be my #1 must see destination in PI. You have captured it in all its splendor.

Lianne said...

great shot! you were able to bring out the beauty of the place, even if it was at night :) i want to visit vigan one of these days! i bet its a great place to take lots of pictures and learn more about our country's history. :)


Sylvia K said...

Stunning captures as always! The golden street is really breathtaking! Hope your new year is off to a great start! Thank you for visiting and for your comments!



Regina said...

How wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Happy new Year!


eileeninmd said...

Stunning photo, I love the golden street. Vigan looks like a beautiful place to visit.

dyosa said...

Wonderful photos! I'm also planning to visit Vigan and now I'm so eager to go after seeing your photos. :D

the spool artist said...

i can never get enough of vigan... it's just too far from manila though! great pics as usual!

lakwatsera de Primera said...

I love your pics. I can't wait to explore Vigan too...

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