The Poetic Charm of Calle Crisologo, Vigan

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Cobbled walkways, horse-drawn carriages, capiz houses and a kind of romanticism. These are the things that had always made me gravitate towards Vigan. Poetic was the word I've always used to describe this place everytime I see it on pictures or on screen. And seeing and being in the streets of Calle Crisologo in actuality, I found the word an apt term for its quiet charm.

The visit to this poem that is Calle Crisologo summed up my Ilocos Adventure. It is my second favorite part of the whole trip for it was inspiring.

I saw intricate rhymes in the stone-paved thoroughfares, a calming rhythmic pattern everytime my feet hit its uneven ground. There were the careful and resilient verses etched on the outlines of the old houses. I heard the emphatic stress in the cantering of horses; the shroud of historical and cultural significance topping off the perfection of the unending ode.

Vigan will always hold a special place in this poet's heart.

Cheers to the next adventure!

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