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Ilocos Sur: A stroll along Vigan’s Calle Crisologo

Calle Crisologo Vigan

We arrived at Grandpa’s Inn in the afternoon. We took our time to get acquainted with our rooms and also to ease up from that long drive. I let our driver who also happens to be a friend of mine and fellow mountain climber before take his much deserved rest. He just came from a climbing stint from Bicol and drove all the way to our house to continue up here in Vigan. In the mean time, the family rounded up to prepare for a late afternoon walk at the famed Calle Crisologo.

Calle Crisologo at Dusk
Calle Crisologo at Dusk

We arrived at Grandpa’s Inn in the afternoon. We took our time to get acquainted with our rooms and also to ease up from that long drive. I let our driver who also happens to be a friend of mine and fellow mountain climber before take his much deserved rest. He just came from a climbing stint from Bicol and drove all the way to our house to continue up here in Vigan. In the mean time, the family rounded up to prepare for a late afternoon walk at the famed Calle Crisologo.

At the street corner
At the street corner

Nothing much has changed since last I went here, which is a good thing. Calle Crisologo is still closed from vehicular traffic except for calesas. The ancestral houses there are still well preserved save for additional tourist shops on some of the houses. I’ve written extensively about Vigan and Calle Crisologo being a UNESCO World Heritage site before so I won’t write too much about it. (Check out A Walk Down History Lane).

Lighting up for the night
Lighting up for the night

I’d let the images speak for itself this time. I love the details here and how Calle Crisologo Lights up at dusk. I played around with the Grainy Black and White Art Filters while shooting and though some works well in monotone and some in colour. I’ve been to other UNESCO Heritage Cities like Vietnam’s Hoi An or Malaysia’s Jonker Walk but I still like Vigan a lot even having seen these places

Doors and Capiz Windows
Doors and Capiz Windows
A Parked Calesa
A Parked Calesa
Facades and Perspective
Facades and Perspective
Evening Glow at Calle Crisologo
Evening Glow at Calle Crisologo

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