#Throwbackthursday: Photos of Old Cebu That Will Give You Nostalgia

Gimingaw ako sa karaan na Sugbo.
posted on: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lifestyle Geek

On May 30, the 8th Gabii sa Kabilin or Night of Heritage will once more delight us with moments of history that we all can be proud of.

It will be my second time to join such an event and I’m a bit excited.

Just like last year, there are four participating cities: Cebu, Mandaue, Talisay and Lapu-Lapu.

www.facebook.com/rafi.org.ph

I’m in the process of choosing which participating sites and museums to visit.

If you’re wondering what are the heritage sites and museums that are part of the program this Friday, take a quick look at the video below.

Nice list, don’t you agree?

By the way, if you want to look back down memory lane, I have some wonderful photos to show you.

Ready?

Here ‘ya go!

 

City Hall of Cebu

THEN

cornygonzalez.blogspot.com

It was just a two-storey building back then.

NOW

cebufinest.com

Today, the area where the original building was built is a four-storey structure and behind it is the expansion area where most public transactions are made.

 

 

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

THEN

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The church was not symmetrical back then.

NOW

www.ceburentacar.com

The cathedral is currently being repaired and restored due to old age and the damages it has incurred during the strong earthquake last year.

 

 

Seminario de San Carlos

THEN

tracksonline.blogspot.com

This could have been one of oldest buildings in the Philippines…

NOW

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…but is now replaced with a modern one.

 

 

Calle Martirez

THEN

www.skyscrapercity.com

Not a hint of heavy traffic in sight!

NOW

www.istorya.net

Looks like it lost its old luster. Time to bring it back, don’t you think?

 

 

Southern Islands Hospital

THEN

www.skyscrapercity.com

It was just a small hospital back then…

NOW

vphcs.blogspot.com

It is now a a tertiary hospital called Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center.  It has recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. I used to work there as a nurse. (Giggles!)

 

 

Aduana Building

THEN

oldphilippinephotos.wordpress.com

NOW

www.michiphotostory.com

Here’s the Malacañang sa Sugbo now. It was also damaged during the strong earthquake last year.

 

 

Cebu Provincial High School

THEN

gNOW

www.ehadesign.com

Here’s how it looks like now. It is known more as the venue for the Sinulog Festival and the house of Dancesport Cebu.

 

 

Bishop’s Palace

THEN

www.skyscrapercity.com

NOW

Flickr page of eazy traveler

It is now called Cathedral Museum of Cebu and it houses numerous artifacts, old statues and belongings of Cardinal Vidal.

 

 

Plaza Independencia

THEN

www.skyscrapercity.com

Back in the 90s, it was a place where you can go and enjoy roller skates.

NOW

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I find solitude here. The spaces are wide and its peaceful!

You’re safe because there are police patrolling the area.

I totally love the renovation done by the Cebu City Government!

 

What a trip down memory lane, right?

Did you enjoy the old photos?

Oh they were lovely, right?

Learn how Cebu City rose as queen as we know her today by joining the Gabii sa Kabilin this Friday, May 30, 2014.

For more details on how to join, click .

Upload your photos on social media using the hashtag #GabiiSaKabilin.

Share this page to your friends and family!

Maka #ThrowbackThursday kaayo sah?

 

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