Sunday, July 10, 2011

Glimpses of Old Cebu: Images of the Colonial Era

old Cebu railway

These are images of bygone Cebu. I was at SM City Cebu, May 1st last year, for a photo exhibit and book launching of Lucy Urgello Miller's book, as titled. Pictures showcase a peek into her book, a vast collection of photos and postcards of old Cebu. According to the Philippine Star article, these “photos were taken between 1899 to 1940 with the bulk of the photos and postcards being between 1910-1920”.

Feel free to share! Enjoy!

Hotel Cebu
guitar vendor
Calle Tres de Abril
Borromeo Street
Calle North America
lovely Cebuanas of that era
Magellan's Cross
Mango Avenue; now it makes sense! :)
Cebu Train Station; the idea of a Cebu MRT is feasible should we start talking about convenience amid the  hustle and bustle of  hostile city traffic
Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño
Fort San Pedro
Rizal Memorial Library and Museum
arrival of Speaker Osmeña (not sure who among the many Osmeñas, but we may get back to the year though)
Magellan's Cross
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Cebu City Hall
Cebu Capitol, a replica of the White House
interior of Argao Church


  1. Cebu is an old and wonderful city. I never thought I would be part of it. I'm glad I was. :)

  2. Rich in culture and history. I'll always be grateful to you, Cebu, for giving me countless opportunities!

    Thanks for the thought, peenkfrik. :)

  3. i know where "MANGO" st. came from...from real mango trees! awesome!