the Ruins. i have heard of this place only maybe two to three years ago... and every time cousins dear of mine posted photos of themselves while touring the place i get really envious. like someone very close to my heart once ask, "how could you have not seen it when you are from negros?" i have been living in cebu now for nearly seven years and the i have't heard of the rise of the Ruins as a tourist spot until three years ago. i have always wanted to go. it looks so majestic in the pictures.
we originally plan to go around 4 in the afternoon to catch the sunset. they said the sunset is awesome in this place. and also to take advantage of the "golden hour" as they call it, for picture taking. we didn't make it to the "golden hour" though it was dusk when we got there. i was so sorry we weren't able to properly tour the place like a true tourist; you know listen to the tour guide talk about how the finish of the walls shine through because the cement was mixed with egg whites (oh, yes. i did listen for about a minute or two), etc.
|pretty fountain by the entrance with (l-r) dayen, me, les and ruby|
|we were blessed to still be able to see the last nights beauty of the not-so-super moon on our way back to richmond inn for family dinner :), was still so beautiful actually.|
if you wanted to see what this place looks like in the sunset and also read an interesting and much more detailed and intelligent history of the ruins, click HERE.