The best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia can be seen at Calle Crisologo in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. It is a half-kilometer stretch of cobble-stoned street lined with fine examples of 18th century Filipino-Spanish architecture. Many of the houses have those typical wooden benches in front where anyone can sit. Kalesas, or horse-drawn carriages, are the only vehicles allowed on the street. You would feel transported back more than a hundred years to the Spanish colonial era when you walk along Calle Crisologo.
Taken at around 11am with Canon 40D and EF 24-77mm @ focal length of 27mm, aperture of f/22, exposure time of 1/125 sec. and ISO-400. Post processed at LR 2.2 and CS4.
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smarcell (19963) 2011-07-11 22:57
The overall effect is that of an old postcard.
Interesting and nice photo
SMihai (63) 2011-07-12 0:33
I just love the way you processed it - it gives your shot character and authenticity.
sandpiper (6788) 2011-07-12 5:08
Good composition and great POV. Nice tones and textures
TravelerNL (3011) 2011-10-07 13:52
I definately would like to go there and see it myself someday when I am in the Philippines again. Somehow due to the colors the photo gives indeed the idea that we traveled back in time :) Well done!