Apr 8, 2007

Photo Hunt 5: Clean

PSHunt


This week's photo hunt is quite a challenge. Good thing I have checked some of my summer photos last year when we visited one of the provinces up North. These pictures were taken in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. According to their website the Heritage City of Vigan was awarded the cleanest and greenest city in Ilocandia last January 2007. The city is included in UNESCO's World Heritage list since 1999 thus the name. The sites are chosen for their outstanding universal natural or cultural significance (as taken from this glossary).

Take a peek on some of the pictures:


Roughly four US dollars for anyone caught littering.











Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. Its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in a culture and townscape that have no parallel anywhere in East and South-East Asia. ***Quoted from UNESCO World Heritage Center website.

52 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

how beautiful! Mine is the same type of theme. :)

Vader's Mom said...

Beautiful city.

Thanks so much for taking the time to educate us. I love learning new things!

Lisa Renee said...

Those are some amazing shots, thank you for sharing and for stopping by and visiting me.

Really creative use for the theme this week.

:-)

Tracey said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit.

superkimbo said...

A beautiful city! We just got back from Boracay yesterday and this makes me want to turn right back around and head straight back to the Philippines!

PowersTwinB said...

EVERY city in the world should adopt this law! How beautiful! Outstanding choice for this weeks theme! My photo is up, please come and visit

Carrie! :o) said...

Great pics and pertfect for the theme this week!

Indiana Amy said...

What a beautiful city! Such a great picture for this week's theme!

Linda said...

Looks like the law definitely works, those are some beautifully clean streets!

Autumn said...

very pretty city

tracy said...

now i'll have to put another place on my "list of places to visit" :-)

Tara said...

What a wonderful city! I bet I wouldn't be able to catch any rats there! A great interpretation of the theme, thanks for sharing!
Tara, Princess Meezer

CircesMagic said...

Beautiful pictures and it is because of you via Monday madness that I have joined Photo hunters so THANKS! ;0)

Gattina said...

Very interesting post ! I didn't know that ! And it really looks very clean. If in Belgium only four $ fine would be asked, there would still be pigs to throw their trash on the street ! 40 $ maybe would help !

Heart of Rachel said...

Beautiful pictures Lynn! I've never been to Vigan before. Such fantastic sights. Thank you for sharing and for visiting my photo hunt earlier. Take care!

I am said...

Hi, Lynn,
Thanks for dropping by my site. Kids attract me to a site, too.
Love your Vigan pictures. They make me even more excited about our coming trip in July. Will visit again.
Princess

zhengning said...

That's so clean of that city! Definitely a place where everyone yearns to go! Wow..

Here in singapore, we often have 'Clean and Green'Campaign, working towards a litter-free society. heh.

Happy Easter!

Chateau said...

Very nice and clean indeed! I've never been to Vigan, although it's on my list of must-see places.
Enjoy the long weekend!

letha said...

I thought I was looking at pictures of Spain then, looks very nice.

Dragonheart said...

Lovely photos. :) What a beautiful old city! Very clean indeed. Creative choice for the theme! :)

Imma ( Alice) said...

Fantastic photos. Awesomely beautiful place. Thanks for sharing them with us. I love the way we get to see things from all over the world by checking out other peoples blogs.

jmr said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You have some great photos, it just makes me want to visit there. Unfortunately I can only afford travel from the armchair. :-)

Smalltown RN said...

that is so cool....and beautiful....thanks for sharing...

happy huntig....my photo is up

Jenny said...

Lynn-What a great unique take on this week's theme. I love how there are so many different subjects out there this week. Tyhank you for you kind words on my daughter's photo hunters post.

Jenny

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

A CLEAN city!! That is great!! It does look that way too!! Wonderful!! Great for our word this Saturday too!!
Thanks for stopping by to visit with me...
Sandy

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Beautiful City!! It sure is clean and looks like a wonderful place to visit. Gorgeous pictures.

Barbara H. said...

Great take for today's theme! It does look very clean, indeed.

Amy in NY said...

Impressively clean! I remember visiting Switzerland and be amazed at the same level of cleanliness in the street.
Thanks for sharing those, I always enjoy seeing photos of different countries.

Cuidado said...

It would be a good idea for all towns and cities to do this.

GEWELS said...

Wow- what a cool city. Would not ahve thought of there being too much Spanish architecture in that part of the world. I guess it goes to show you that the world is getting smaller.
You must very very proud of that city. It looks beautiful.

Sara said...

Great Photos!!!

Heidi said...

Great Photos--perfect for the theme!

Liz said...

Beautiful town! I think ours would win Most Littered City!

Thanks for dropping by.

amy said...

neat use of the theme.those are beautiful

wrchili said...

Looks like a very clean and beautiful place!

Beckie said...

Wonderful photos!!! Thanks for visiting My Photo Blog.

Hopeful Spirit said...

Looks like a charming place where you could spend a lot of time exploring. My photo is posted now, so you're invited.

Angelika said...

Looks like a beautiful city! :-)

Bongga Mom said...

Oh, hooray! Your first photo is especially heartening, considering the litterbug culture we have in the Philippines. It's such a great step in the right direction -- and the subsequent photos show the amazing results!

Teena said...

Excellent pix for today's theme!

Thanx for stopping by mine :)

srp said...

Lovely clean streets. What do they do about the horses... do they have to stop and clean up after them before going on?

Lauren S. said...

How pretty and clean! Thanks for sharing these.

Patti said...

How beautiful! And clean! The fine here for littering is $50 US.

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

Very pretty city. Don't think I've ever seen streets that clean!

Arlene said...

It's gorgeous, and the streets do look very clean!
I played too :-)

Rose said...

I wish our streets were that clean.

Shash said...

Oh wow, I want to go there!! To walk on those cobble stone streets and to see that history with my own two eyes!!! I love travelling - even if it is vicariously through others!

meeyauw said...

That's an important honor for the city. It's beautiful. Thank you for the history, too.

jenny said...

I love all your photos! true---very clean.

I came by way of your profile where I saw your location was the Philippines. So then I looked at your photos and thought, "That doesn't look very asian!" so I am glad you explained your location and the cultures coming together. Very interesting!

LoveMyStarr said...

Those are great photos. Yet another place I would like to visit!

DK & The Fluffies said...

Great Pic! Hoppy Easter Everyone!

Sueellen said...

What a great way to show the theme this week!