Friday, November 21, 2008

ILOCOS NORTE : The heritage of the north


Ilocos is rich in heritage and culture as seen in the old churches and spanish houses that can still be found all over the place.

I went to Ilocos for a photoshoot and i was amazed how picturesque the place is.
From landscape to seascapes and even nightscapesall these are possible in Ilocos.
Vigan itself is an old city yet is also a busy and happening one as it welcomes the changes of time.

Here are a few shots from the trip.

bricks and walls

Paoay Church
Paoay Church, one of the oldest church in Ilocos that still maintains
its original Baroque architechture.

rock monster
Kapurpurawan rock formations.

kapurpurawan rock
Huge boulders molded by the raging waves and strong winds
adorns this coastline of Kapurpurawan.

setting sun
Sunset in Pagudpud

hangout to dry
A fisherman"s net hanged out to dry

Cape Bejeador's Lighthouse
The design is still very much influenced by Spanish colonial architechture.

all hopes and dreams
The writings on the wall from Marcos Museum


Calle Crisologo
Calle Crisologo
One of the oldest streets in Vigan, the pavement is made from original cobblestones laid by Spanish and Filipino masons during the colonial period.
The houses on this street has maintained it's original Spanish structure one may feel as if it was frozen in time. The cables for electricity are even hidden in order to give the impression that the place is still how it looks like way back during the Spanish era.


the colors and the shape
Bangui Windmills.
These gigantic wind turbines supplies electriciy to most part of Ilocos.

interior of St. William's Cathedral
Interior of St William's Cahedral.
The design and relics are very much influenced by Spanish catholic religion

Kabigan Falls
One of the tourist attraction in Ilocos.

kabigan falls
A dip at the clear and a bit cold water will refresh you from the long hike towards this falls.

Ilocos transportation is a mix of modern cars and jeepneys as well as Calesas such as this one.

life's a beach
Pagudpud scenic beach.

St. William's Cathedral
St. Williams Cathedral

Sunset at the beach

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