Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cebu's capitol

one of the most powerful landmark in Cebu City will definitely be its provincial capitol. located at the tip of the stretch of the Osmena boulevard along Escario street. it was built in 1937 as a symbol of Cebu's growth as a province.inside the capitol, you will see paintings that depicts Cebu's history. Cebu city being the oldest city in the Philippines was first reigned by rajahs and tribal rulers. now the province is headed by Governor Gwendolyn Garcia. she is one of the most influential person and the first woman governor of Cebu.the capitol stands both as a landmark and a powerful structure for the Cebuanos. on one side you will see a statue of Lapu-Lapu, the Philippines' first national hero.

46 comments:

Carver said...

Magnificent shots of the beautiful Capitol.

Random Ramblings said...

welcome back dong!! more travel pics please!

LAD said...

nice photos dong. and thanks for the kind words.

I lived in Cebu for six months and I spent a lot of time in front of the capitol, indeed it was a beauty.

i like how you make your angles. you have the hands for photography, not just taking pictures.

the donG said...

carver, thanks! yes it is really beautiful.

hi arlene, thanks! sure. just keep in touch.

lad, thank you very much. i appreciate that! did you work there or just a short stay?

Lalaine said...

ganda talaga ng mga kuha mo... ganda ng Cebu... sana marating ko din yan... i know.. someday! :)8->

Ely said...

ganda nga! ganyan din ba kaganda pag daytime? hehe. makapagpost nga din ng capitol pics. :)

Sandy B & Dick said...

Welcome back home! I enjoyed the history lesson and new pics, and look forward seeing more.

estan said...

many many years ago, when one enters the cebu capitol, one is aghast at the state of chaos inside, a far cry from the beautiful exterior. now, i'm not sure if it is still the case as i haven't been inside since then. even if i'm from this province :-)

the donG said...

hi lalaine, makakarating ka din. it's just an hour flight from manila. dami din namang promos sa airfare kaya madali lang itong puntahan. you just need to set your schedule ahead. it's a beautiful island. it offers so many things.

ely, yes. maganda din sya sa umaga. i have photos of the capitol during daytime. i can send it to you if you give me your email.

hi sandy, it's nice to know that you like it. just keep in touch for more photos of this city.

estan, i visited it on a sunday and surely there was no chaos and the second time i visited it was when i took this photo. so i never saw it during a busy day. you can really be proud of your city. ganda kasi.

Rebecca said...

these are really beautiful and clear night shots!! =)

lagal[og] said...

ei dom, as arlene requested, so will i. travel pics please :-)

Luke said...

this is a really nice building! very nice!

redlan said...

well-developed na talaga ang cebu. pwede magtanong dom? bakit mas prefer mo magkuha ng pics at night?

Dra. Rio said...

ganda ng pagkakakuha ah..=)

the donG said...

hi rebecca, thanks!

oggie, sure. in the coming days. watch out for the island that i visited.

luke, nice indeed.

redlan, thanks! because the light effects creates an interesting mood. but i also feature day shots. i just dedicated the month of may for nightscapes. but maybe i'll bring back nightscape by mid june.

hi doc, maraming salamat. kahit anong angle naman maganda kasi maganda talaga ang building.

dabo said...

wow.. parang whitehouse.. lalong nadagdagan desire makagala ng Cebu!

LAD said...

I did some photo shoots, business meetings at nag crash course din ako sa Univ. of San Carlos.

Anong ginawa mo sa Cebu? Meron akong business dun :) Sana napakain man lang kita (kahit na wala ako dun) haha

Cavite Daily Photos said...

wow the dong! I've seen the capitol na on the Primer of Pinoy Dream Academy. But you know what? your shot made it look soooooo beautiful and sophisticated! You really did a good job on this! Loved it!

I haven't tasted ngoyong. Have I typed it right? But I am looking forward to tasting it if ever I could go there on your beautiful province of Cebu^^

Dina said...

Very elegant, stately building. Enjoy your visit and travel.

the donG said...

>dabo, salamat! you really need to visit this place. ill recommend places on my coming posts. just keep in touch.

>lad, talaga? astig ka pala. sayang naman. i was there for a conference and also had the chance for an island escapade. i'll feature it in my post this june.

sayang at natikman ko sana ang food ng shop mo.

>steven, thank you very much. i remember PDA's first episode there.

make sure you taste it. you can find it on street shops and also on restaurants. by the way, im not from cebu.

>hi dina, thanks! i really had a great time there. ill feature cebu in the coming posts. just keep in touch.

ifoundme said...

wow! sobrang majestic ang dating! those are very nice shots!

Dakilang Islander said...

yayy..u give justice to our beautiful capitol bldng in cebu...gusto ko yung light effects!

Heart of Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing these interesting details. I've never been to Cebu and I hope I can visit it in the near future.

mirage2g said...

Just wonderful...exact exposure!

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

cool shots! I miss cebu na rin... hay...

Ferdz said...

Nice to see you doing some rounds in Cebu. Indeed a nice looking capitol. Hope I can visit the province in the future.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I love how it's concaved. It looks beautiful at night.

BlogusVox said...

Nice take dong. Yung first pic, parang WWII memorial sa tate.

dave said...

i wish our plan for the next semestral break will push through... then and there will i be able to see beatiful cebu...

L.Reis said...

Wonderful night shots!!

BW said...

very pretty night pictures bro. You nailed it :)

Abaniko said...

I never thought the Capitol building in Cebu is a good subject to shoot until I saw these pics. Galing!

Nash said...

waaaa gusto ko na makapunta ng cebu huhu

kung uso pa ang PANGEA cguro nung isang araw pa ko nasa CEBU hahaha :P

brycebugz.com said...

ang laki ah..at maganda. talagang pwedeng ipagmamalaki ng mga cebuano.

tutubi philippines said...

i wanted to again do that but i think i can't. will again be in cebu in a few weeks time

Toe said...

Those are beautiful shots! It is good that Cebu preserves their capitol and keeps it beautifully lit at night.

Abou said...

havent been to cebu. sana maka apak ako sa lugar na yan he he

lagal[og] said...

uy, nice new header dom.
looks like the cebu trip did you a lot of good ;-)

redlan said...

ganda ng header mo!!!!!!! na pa wow ako. san to dom?

the donG said...

>ifoundme, thanks! it truly is.

>dakilang islander, im glad you like it. thanks!

>hi rachel, you really need to visit cebu. it's worth the trip.

>hi gizelle, thanks a lot!

>jasper, i miss this place too because it was six years ago when i last visited this place.

>ferdz, thank you very much. im sure you'll be able to feature many things in cebu.

>hi karen, thanks! i also like its dome like part.

>blogusvox, really? i hope i can see that too.

>dave, i hope you'll be able to see cebu just on time. i'll recommend you some places to visit.

>l.reis, thank you very much!

>bw, thanks a lot!

>abaniko, yes it is. it looks ordinary in the morning but radiant at night.

>nash, hahaha... medyo matagal na nga yung panahong yon. sana makapunta ka within the year.

>bryce, dami pwedeng ipagmalaki ng mga pinoy sa cebu.

>tutubi, you're lucky to have been able to visit cebu more often.

>hi toe, yes. cebu has a lot to offer when it comes to history.

>abou, sana nga. isang oras lang naman ang byahe pag nageroplano.

>oggie, maraming salamat! buti naman at nagusuthan mo yung bagong header ng post summer feature.

>redlan, maraming maraming salamat! just keep in touch and malalaman mo kung saan yan.

Panaderos said...

The lighting cast upon the Capitol surely makes it look all the more impressive.

Senor Enrique said...

Love the pictures!

the donG said...

panaderos, thank you! the lighting makes it radiant.

senor, thank you very much!

eastcoastlife said...

Oops.... I'm only familiar with Cebu's beautiful beaches! haha....

mimi said...

ganda ng pagka capture!

the donG said...

>hi eastcoastlife, some part of cebu are really worth capturing.

>hi mimi, thanks!

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