Posted by September 13, 2012on
One of the things I would love to do when visiting a city is to to a photowalk. Photowalk is simply defines as walking with your cameras on, taking interesting shots along the way.
a few weeks back, I was in Cebu Edgar invited me to join a photowalk.
We started at around 3PM from Calle Colon, known as the oldest street. The funny thing is, even beofer we started our photowalk, I was apprehended by the local police for jaywalk. uh uh…. mybad! I was issued a violation ticket and was fined PHP50 for first offense.
Colon is a very interesting street. I have pased by this stretch for several times already but I was surprised that there are still calesa or horse drawn carriages in this area.
From Calle Colon we walked towards the Carbon Market. Carbon Market is a treasure trove of sorts. And I always love this place. I frequent this place to buy some dye, beans, buttons and some knick knacks that I can use for costume design.
Aside from costume accessories, Other stuff can also be found here like tobacco, dried fish, fresh seafoods, kitchenware, fresh flowers, native baskets and a whole lot more.
The place is called Carbon because it used to be place the the coals (carbon) for the trains were located.
From Carbon, we walked a little bit further until we reached the SRP (South road Project).
we walked a little bit more until we reached the back of the Cebu City Hall. There it stands, the white Compania Maritima building.
Compania Maritima Buuiding was originally built to house the Manila Steamship Company. O the second floor is the Shamrock Hotel. Sadly, it has been left to its sorry state. good thing it was left standing after the Cebu south Road Project was built. I just hope the this will be rehabilitated. The building actually reminds me of another heritage structure, the Maria Golez house in Silay City.
From the Compania Maritima building we walked towards the Customs House or more popularly known as the Malacanang of the South. Pichur dito Pichur doon.
after the customs house we walked towards the Fort San Pedro. There were a lot of Korean and Chinese tourists at the area so we decided not to get inside the Fort, anyway we have been to this place
From the Fort San Pedro we took a jeepney ride going to the Museo Sugbo or the Cebu Provincial Museum. It’s my first time here, so I am truly amazed at its impressive collection. It shows the rich and colorful past of the province of Cebu. It also has a National Museum section where it displays plants and fruits common to us but were actually from Mexico. Proof that the Acapulco Trading was active even in Cebu.
theres also a section where it tells the storry of the various Philippine Presidents, as well as the EDSA Revolution.
There was also a section where old guerilla money is on display. these money were used during the Jaqpanese War time era. It is said that the mere fact you’re holding a piece of this money is a cause for you to be put to death during the WWII era.
Very informative museum. Learn a lot about our history as well as the history of Cebu.
That capped out photowalk in Cebu. Kapoy! (Tiring) but it was so fun. I got to discover new things simply because of walking around Cebu.
How about you, have tried doing a photowalk before? Next month I will be back in Bacolod to also do another photowalk just in time for the MassKara Festival 2012
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