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.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. nesfelicio says:

    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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    1. Teresa says:

      I know, Nes…everyone’s waiting for that time when we can all travel freely again. And yes, it is good that this place is preserved.

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  2. Ludwig says:

    Wonderful sights, wonderful photos.Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure, Ludwig

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks my friend!

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  3. Interesting post, cool photos! I’m sorry you will not be able to go see your sisters in January 😥

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    1. Teresa says:

      Oh well… there will be other times I hope. But this time was supposed to be extra special because I was going there with my kids too. But it wasn’t meant to be. Have a good day Lisa!

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  4. 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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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, it is warm definitely. And hopefully fingers crossed, will be able to see them soon enough! Thanks for your comment Miriam!

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      1. I missed being there for my daughter’s child birth but went to see my 2nd granddaughter five months later. We also cancelled the Thanksgiving trip. Take care, Teresa!

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        1. Teresa says:

          You take care to my dear!

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  5. I come from a family of 5 girls.. always interesting!! 😉

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    1. Teresa says:

      5 girls, wow that would have been chaotic!

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