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Challenge Winners - 3rd Place 189 points (current score) Uploaded: Sep 22, 2007  
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The City of Vigan in Ilocos province, Philippines, is a uniquely well-preserved Spanish style city on the other side of the world from Spain. Its origins go back to the Spanish conquistadores who arrived in the Philippines in the 16th century and it was an important trading post for centuries before that. The Spanish brought with them their building styles, houses, churches and religion, and created a city which mixes Spanish, Filipino and Chinese influences.
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I have included this in the challenge - My Hometown.Also an entry for the NEARLY NEWCOMERS CHALLENGE.

Comments for this page: (view all 14 comments)
Rhuth79 says:
wow...ived been there...its really very beautiful place..
Jan 5, 2008
Dola says:
oh..and u gt my 10 votes in challenge!
Oct 5, 2007
Dola says:
i could lose myself wandering in those lovely lonely streets. what beautiful pictures. and to believe this is in the phillipines!
Oct 5, 2007
gypsykate says:
ime, i so love this page. i love the haunting beauty and the mood of vigan which you've successfully captured in your choice of photos and your layout. 10+10 and for my faves.
Sep 29, 2007
Hanae says:
This is a fantastic page basang. I love visiting the century old Spanish style streets and head to a resort beach in Vigan.
Sep 26, 2007
ajdaisi says:
what a wonderful page and i would never have guessed that it was a city in the phillipines until i read your wonderful journalling!! so interesting and beautiful ... love it!! im off to vote!! :)
Sep 25, 2007
shawtyp says:
Great LO
Sep 22, 2007
brenda house says:
beautiful page
Sep 22, 2007
grandpa_david says:
Very interesting stuff. I had not realised that te Phillipines was one of the Spanish conquests, but I suppose that the name derives from Phillip of Spain. The Spanish were as bad as the Brits in that respect lol!!
Sep 22, 2007
Lisadee says:
Beautiful photos and I love the black and white against the coloured background !!
Sep 22, 2007
   
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