Looking Out the Window in Cebu

“Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.”. – unknown

I miss my two sisters… especially now that we were supposed to go back to the Philippines on January of 2021 for a holiday. But of course, that didn’t push through.

My two sisters both live in the Philippines but from different parts of the country and I am here in Australia. These photos were in 2012, when we visited one of the oldest houses in the Philippines, a 17th-century structure called the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House in Cebu*. The architecture is a combination of Spanish and Chinese influences in our country and most of the structure and items are preserved.

You will notice here the widely opened window panels all around the house which are made of Philippine hardwood. Some of them have been painted over with images like the one with the madonna and child and the other one with people dressed in Filipino costumes.

*Cebu is a province of the Philippines in the central Visayas region.

Monday Windows

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15 replies to “Looking Out the Window in Cebu

  1. Thanks for sharing these photos. I like these old heritage houses, classic east meets west architecture perfect for the climate. Didn’t realize there’s one in Cebu. Will check it out once travel is safer (don’t we all look forward to this!).

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  2. Interesting photos, Teresa. I believe the windows of those houses don’t have panes because it’s not cold enough to have closed windows. I’ve been to Philippines once many many moons ago. 🙂 I hope you’ll get to see your sisters soon.

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