#Throwback: Photos Of Old Cebu That Will Give You Nostalgia (Part 2)

Karaang Sugbo looks peaceful back then…
posted on: Thursday, August 28, 2014
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How wonderful did Cebu look like before its modernization?

These vintage photos are proof of Old Cebu’s glory:

Juan Luna Avenue

Then:

bisayabulletin.com | Dr. Mamerto Escano | Fred Umabong

These vehicles are called .

Now:

Cebu Daily News

Different kinds of vehicles now flock the street.

Mandaue – Mactan Bridge

Then:

Kabilin facebook page

Colloquially called ‘First Bridge’, the was inaugurated on July 4, 1971.

Now:

tripomatic.com

It has now been renamed to, named after the late Cebuano Senator who conceptualized the idea of connecting mainland Cebu and Mactan Island.

Birhen sa Regla in Opon

Then:

g1d.me | Cebuano Studies Center

This photo is taken in 1910 and shows the old Opon Church, famous for its Virgen de la Regla image.

Now:

pinoychurches.wordpress.com

The old church has been and replaced with what you see in the new photo.

Mandaue City Hall

Then:

cebuheritage.com

It’s former name is Mandaue Presidencia.

Now:

lexicalcrown.blogspot.com

The was inaugurated on 12 September 1937 during the incumbency of Cebu Governor Sotero B. Cabahug.

Port of Cebu

Then:

bisayabulletin.com

Small fishing boats were more prominent back then and the sunset can still be clearly seen.

Now:

Wikipedia

Modernization means more tall buildings to block your view of the sunset.

Manalili Street

Then:

oldphilippinephotos.wordpress.com

Back then, there were horse carriages instead of jeepneys. Curiously, there’s already an electric post in this old photo.

Now:

panoramio.com

Now, there are a lot of electric wires here.

University of San Jose – Recoletos

Then:

Karaang Sugbo facebook page

The of the then Colegio de San Jose – Recoletos (USJ-R) was designed by architects Imelda Borromeo & Mariano Monasque. It was inaugurated on July 25, 1950 by the Augustinian Recollects.

Now:

agustinosrecoletos.com

was founded in 1947 by the Order of Augustinian Recollects and was then called Colegio de San Jose – Recoletos. On September 21, 1984, then CSJ-R attained the University Status.

Oh how Cebu has changed throughout the years. How do you think would Cebu change in the next few years?

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