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.