Showing posts with label churches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label churches. Show all posts

Friday, November 27, 2015

Impressions of Iloilo's Hispanic Past

With a sense of pride deeply rooted in its glorious Spanish-colonial past, the city of Iloilo keeps up to this day its century-old moniker, "La Muy Leal y Noble Ciudad" (Most Loyal and Noble City), conferred by Queen Regent Maria Cristina on May 1898.

Affluent due to the sugar boom period, the city rightly curved itself into being one of the most elite in the country. But even now, it is still reckoned a wealthy land. Sugar haciendas or plantations in the city and around the province are its most pronounced status symbol.

Truly Hispanic by many measures, most telling is Iloilo's architectural landscape. From Catholic limestone-churches to mansions, Iloilo's surviving buildings are evidently a comfortable peep into a rich bygone era, Iloilo's cultural heritage.

And a taste of La Paz batchoy, a noodle soup with crushed chicharon (fried pork rinds), weaves itself into the fabric of the Ilonggo story.

San Joaquin Church, Iloilo
Miag-ao Church, Iloilo
San Joaquin Cemetery, Iloilo
Molo Church, Iloilo City
Museo Iloilo (Iloilo Museum), Iloilo City
Provincial Capitol of Iloilo, Iloilo City
Calle Ortiz, Iloilo City
Iloilo International Airport, Cabatuan, Iloilo

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, one of the oldest and notable churches in the city, is the seat of the Archdiocese of Cebu. It is within close proximity to the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, an important place of worship for Roman Catholics. 

These pictures were taken in 2010 using a Sony Cyber-shot W310.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Images of Carcar, the Heritage City of Cebu

Plaza Rotunda
the famous landmark of Carcar
Don Mariano "Mayor Nanoy" Mercado, said to be responsible for the construction of the plaza; he was mayor for over 20 years

St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish Church (1876)
beautiful interiors
stairway to the choir loft
one of the confessionals
choir loft
Parish Convent

Rizal Monument
in front of the church

Balay na Tisa (the House of Tiles, 1859)
the Sarmiento/Osmeña-Valencia ancestral house

Local Products
Carcar Shoe Expo; Carcar is known as the Shoe Capital of Cebu
Carcaranons also produce bags, wallets, caps
the Big Shoe of Carcar; too bad I got unlucky, it's all covered