Tucked in the outskirts of Vigan is a relaxing spot named Hidden Garden. Green thumbs as well as ordinary mortals like me and Alexa will love the cool and lovely outdoor rooms created by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Flores.
They craft clay pots and garden ornaments and grow and sell plants that are sure to make outdoor and indoor spaces in true contact with nature.
Star-shaped hoya carnosa, a waxy plant native to India and East Asia
Decorative bonsai plants
Hawaiian Wili’i’s Gold
My best ever Vigan empanada with young papaya shreds!
Native sugarcane wine for sale
Brgy. Bulala, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved
For this special post, I am featuring DakilangGinoo, a passionate artist I met on flickr. Visiting his interesting and inspiring photostream is one virtual experience — each and every work echoes his high level of imaginativeness and sensitivity.
It is with great honor and pleasure to have DG as a guest photographer on BlauEarth’s Blog…
More than meets the eye…
Shapes and Colors
Padre Burgos, “Champion of the Cause of the Filipino Clergy”
Baluarte (a theme park)
An oasis within the quaint city of Vigan…
Vigan by sundown
“Paglubog ng araw”
“Mga makulay na ilaw sa gitna ng dilim”
Through the heart of DG
On his recent 3-day Vigan visit, he notes…
“People are friendly, smiles galore. The place… seems like everything is so simple and nostalgic.
I just didn’t like the souvenir shops along Calle Crisologo — all the goods were strewn outside, and to some extent, it has lost its venerableness. I stayed in Grandpa’s Inn, nice hotel, food’s great, but I didn’t taste bagnet ‘coz I don’t eat pork. The local hot choco was a delightful wake up drink.”
Thank you, friend, for sharing a part of you!
Location: Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Text by Blauearth Copyright © Blauearth™ Photos by > DakilangGinoo < ©