Another Weekend in Cebu

This weekend I’ve got the chance again to visit Cebu City to attend the wedding celebration of my friend. It was a joyous celebration for it was joined together by their respective families, relatives and friends. On the other note, the opportunity had made me also visit some historic places which are informative and ideal most especially to those people who love history and knowledge.

The Queen City of the South is the oldest city in the country. It’s in this place which the first invasion of the Spaniards headed by Ferdinand Magellan had occurred in the year 1521.

The first historic landmark that I’ve been to was the Fort San Pedro. This place is a military defense structure, built by Spanish and indigenous Cebuano laborers under the command of Spanish conquistadorMiguel López de Legazpi and the Spanish Government in Cebu. It is located in the area now called Plaza Indepedencia, in the Pier Area of Cebu CityPhilippines.

It is the smallest, oldest triangular bastion fort in the country which was built in 1738 to repel Muslim raiders. In turn, it served as a stronghold for Filipino revolutionaries near the end of the 19th century. This served as the nucleus of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.

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The weather on that day was gloomy. It wasn’t a good timing to capture photos for the rain was unstoppable. But despite of the unfavorable situation, I was still lucky for I able to meet amateur models that were having a photo session inside the area. I took them a picture while they were preparing for their pictorials.

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To be continued…

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~ by sherwinportillo on August 20, 2013.

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