Raw Beauty: The Side Streets of Vigan Heritage Village
|Just passing by. A heritage home at the fringes of the tourist zone.|
The houses in the Heritage Village are mostly dressed up to impress the visitors. Souvenir shops and cafes are everywhere. Shops that cater to tourists, antique shops offer old-world furniture to potential buyers, and cobblestone ways.
|A shop at Bonifacio Street, just near the corner of Crisologo.|
|Like any Philippine city, Vigan is not immune to the dangling cables–even at the presence of these majestic houses.|
|Naimbag na bigat, pusa!|
In Crisologo, no vehicles are allowed except when crossing it and on horse-drawn carriages called calesas.
|Without the fancy tourist trappings|
|One Direction. The City Government has implemented a traffic scheme around downtown Vigan to ease the congestion of vehicular and pedestrian traffic coming in and out of the city.|
|Assino textmo, manong?|
|Quirino Boulevard in the eastern fringes offer well-preserved sites, including that of former President Quirino’s house.|
|Pamilya ken taoid. A family with a cart passes by the old houses early in the morning.|
Vigan at HabagatCentral Flickr.