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Walk Around Dumaguete City: Silliman University and Bell Tower


An afternoon spent with my sister dear, we walked around the city proper (Silliman University to Rizal Boulevard and the Bell Tower), took some shots and boom it was a laid back blast that I truly miss in my home town.

We started walking in Silliman University Church and took some shots of the place and of course, portraits shots of ourselves too.

Silliman University Church, Dumaguete City

Silliman University Church, Dumaguete City


Silliman University Church traces its roots to the early Presbyterian mission that laid the cornerstone of Silliman Institute in 1901.
Yours Truly at Silliman University Church, Dumaguete City

Then walked nearby the Silliman University Portals in front the SU Portal Building.

Silliman University Portal Building, Dumaguete City

Silliman University Portal, Dumaguete City

Silliman University Portal Building, Dumaguete City 

Finally, I took some shots of the famous Silliman Hall facing Rizal Boulevard.

Silliman University Hall, Dumaguete City


The first building to be ever constructed in 1903, 2 years after the birth of Silliman Institute, was the Silliman Hall, a well-situated three storey edifice at the corner of Rizal Boulevard and Silliman Avenue with commanding views of the Dumaguete port and the Rizal Boulevard. It is, for the most part, a model of American design and architecture fashioned like an old-world colonial mansion.

The Silliman Hall, being the only existing facility at that time, held the school library, classroom, faculty and other essential rooms in one roof. At the height of World War II, it was sequestered by the Japanese army and used as their sleeping and eating headquarters before they fled when the American forces came to the rescue.

And finally savored the moment with my sissy at the Rizal Boulevard. :D

Sissy and I at Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City

Sissy and I at Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City

Going off to have our dinner, we passed through the Bell Tower near the Dumaguiete's Cathedral Church and took some shots too. 

Bell Tower near Cathedral Church, Dumaguete City


The Bell Tower is an old landmark of the city, and this tower is a mute witness to pirates from Mindanao who came in the late 18th century. Built between 1774 and 1776, the bell fry served as a watchtower with someone ringing the bell, alerting the village people of marauding pirates. Today, improvements were made on the bell fry along with the renovation of the church and convent.

Elal of The Shades of Grey Travel and Photography
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Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

taga dumaguete ka nga pala no! nahiya tuloy ako dun sa comment ko last time we met na dinaanan lang namin ang dumaguete for siquijor haha

Elal Lasola said...

Haha. Okay lang. Hindi naman sikat ang place namin for tourist destinations. Tapos Neg Or at Siquijor na yung kalimitan pinupuntahan ng tourists. Hehe

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

Ang napuntahan ko lang ata sa Dumaguete yung baywalk, siliman univ saka mga kainan hehe :P

Elal Lasola said...

Hahaha okay lang yan ako nga 20 years don hindi man lang maiblog mga tourist destinations :P Nakakatamad kasi pag lugar mo kasi parang gusto mo lang mag relax. Chos Hehe

Unknown said...

Super ganda ang dumaguete. nakapunta na kami doon last 2010... Sana ma-met ko ulit ang mga friend ko doon.... Your blog is cute & pretty.. have a good day :-)

Elal Lasola said...

Thank you! I hope you'll visit again soon! :)

Anonymous said...

Nice bonding with your sissy...Great!

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