Running on a Historical Landmark
Posted by jgavan101 on February 16th, 2009
Quennie and I facilitated our church’s singles retreat at Pila, Laguna. This was the same venue as last year’s retreat. We decided to have a short weekend run in the area. We dont have a specific route in mind so we just followed where the roads will lead us.
The experience turned out to be a great one. Despite walking several times to avoid the fearless stares of dogs, we have accidentally discovered how beautiful the town of Pila was. It turned out that we were running on a Historical Landmark as declared by the National Historical Institute.
Again, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
See the complete set here.
The first part of the run was mostly surrounded by rice fields and a friendly neighborhood of courteous people.
Small road with lots of dogs. The lola at the right was really happy to see Quennie running on skirts that she even said "Wow legs".
Leaving the small roads leads you to the wide highway going to Sta. Cruz, Laguna.
Church in Pila, Laguna with the Historical Landmark in the foreground.
The Historical Landmark. Quennie and I got excited after reading it that we started roaming around the Poblacion.
The church belfry. This church was moved from its original location stone by stone.
The Red Municipal Hall.
Colonial houses occupy this long stretch of the main road.
The White House. Notice the Sun and 3 Stars that adorn the front porch.
The Red House. Looks very grand from a far
The Red House. Details of the stairs to the front door.
The Yellow House.
The Yellow House. Close up of the balcony. Perfect for the dalagita to stand and see who is giving her a harana.
The Pink House
The Pink House. Details of the front porch. Must be fun during fiestas and reunions.
The Baby Blue House. Beautiful colonial window.
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