An Ilocano Adventure, Part One:  Ilocos Sur

An Ilocano Adventure, Part One: Ilocos Sur

I’ve been wanting to see the northernmost region on the island of Luzon for quite some time and on my most recent trip to the Philippines I finally made it.

The two provinces that rest at the tip of the most populous island of P.I. are named Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte.  Famed for well preserved elements of Spanish colonialism, as well as a delicious version of the sausage called longanisa, they are proud and historic areas of the country.

The images here are from Ilocos Sur, the first leg of the trip.  The big city, and big tourist draw, in Ilocos Sur is Vigan City.

The Bantay Watchtower, overlooking Vigan City since 1591. Fuji GW690II, Kodak Tri-X. Copyright © PK Images 2018

 

The interior of the Hotel Luna. Fuji GW690II, Kodak Tri-X. Copyright © PK Images 2018

The Bantay Watchtower, overlooking Vigan City since 1591. Fuji GW690II, Fujichrome Velvia. Copyright © PK Images 2018

Crisologo Street, the “main drag” of Vigan City. Fuji GW690II, Fujichrome Velvia. Copyright © PK Images 2018

Vigan City tricycle at rest. Fuji GW690II, Kodak Tri-X. Copyright © PK Images 2018

Pottery is an old and revered Ilocano craft. Fuji GW690II, Fujichrome Velvia. Copyright © PK Images 2018

Pottery is an old and revered Ilocano craft. Fuji GW690II, Fujichrome Velvia. Copyright © PK Images 2018

Pottery is an old and revered Ilocano craft. Fuji GW690II, Fujichrome Velvia. Copyright © PK Images 2018

Vigan City “pottery barn”. Fuji GW690II, Fujichrome Velvia. Copyright © PK Images 2018

Vigan City rooftops. Fuji GW690II, Fujichrome Velvia. Copyright © PK Images 2018

 

More to come!

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