Calle Crisologo at Night - Click to View Hi-Res Image

Calle Crisologo at Night - Click to View Hi-Res Image

It’s another TravelTuesday in the Twitterverse (follow me @hyperren), which means it’s time for another TravelTuesday Picture of the Week!

Calle Crisologo is perhaps the most iconic place in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. This well-preserved street is one of the fine examples of why Vigan has been declared a World Heritage Site.
Calle Crisologo is a street that retains its look and feel from the Spanish colonial period. Only people and calesas are allowed to traverse the cobblestone road. All the buildings (in various states of decay or preservation) are in the Spanish colonial style. In daylight, Calle Crisologo is a charming, picturesque place lined with various souvenir shops. At night, however, the street takes on a different character. You won’t find extremely bright fluorescent lights on the streets; incandescent light bulbs serve as proxies for the candles and lanterns that used to light up Calle Crisologo. By this time, most of the souvenir shops have shuttered, and a quiet calm fills the place. Calle Crisologo at night transports you to a simpler time and place, seemingly far away from the hubbub of the city center. In fact, the only sign of modernity would be the cameras of your fellow tourists taking in the sight of Calle Crisologo at night.

Come back next week for another TTPOTW!