Jaro Cathedral Belfry
Jaro, Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines
Iloilo, a province rich in culture and heritage being one of the early settlements of the Spaniards in the 16th century. Architectural Heritage is still alive and present throughout the province, where one is listed in the world’s official heritage sites, the Miag-ao church in the town of its same name.
Featured in this photo is the Jaro Cathedral’s Belfry. The main cathedral in located in front, across the street. Back then, church belfries are separated from the main church building, and today this is a remnant of the old Catholic church architecture.
The character of the structure is very masculine and sturdy, a fortress-like tower in the heart of the Jaro district. Its beautiful antique look gives a dramatic feeling upon viewing it.
I admire the city government’s efforts to preserve heritage structures such as this one as part of the tourism and cultural goals that the city supports. Next generation children would be instilled with the rich cultural art (architecture) which they can be proud of.
This is why I love Iloilo, and the whole Panay island.
The Dubai Marina including the Twisting Tower
I got curious with how to rent those bikes that I saw from the other crowd.
We went to the machine and knew that it is operated at its rear side. It was a complicated machine at the first use, upon knowing that it automatically purchases from a user’s credit card (amazing! It’s not experienced in the Philippines) from that small machine beside the bike rack.
Finally, I hopped on the bike and strolled around the Marina’s walk. These photos are the ones I got from every stop I made if I see something worth taking.
Surprisingly, I got up close with the Twisting Tower, I don’t know how it is exactly called here, it is a great architectural feat to date. With a building that exhibits torsion is quite impossible yet in Dubai everything unique, grandiose and stunning can be built.
Exercise and sightseeing was the product of that bike rental, I guess 15 dirhams is all worth it, hope it was successfully charged to the card.
I missed tumblr for weeks now since our school year has ended. This summer, we are currently in Dubai now for a short vacation. All these two weeks for traveling and visiting places all over Dubai and the other emirates of this country, I’ll be showing a couple of significant videos that I collected from this trip.
This one is shot from Burj Khalifa (world’s tallest building at this year, 2013), from the 124th floor’s viewing deck where it overlooks Dubai’s skyline.