Vigan, being a home for rich culture and intact heritage in the Philippines, it is not doubtful why many have fallen in love with this world heritage city and just this week, the Viva Vigan Festival of the Arts 2012 has just began. The first main event for this festival is the Calesa Parade [2012 version].
The calesa/s were just stunning as they take the parade route. The sun was very present this day and it can not be denied that it was hot. But I can see the enjoyment of the people watching those lovely calesa/s on a parade.
The city became vibrant, full of people, both the locals and tourists, travelers and visitors. Vigan turned colorful instantly and the people of Vigan has just showcased their creativity and skill on arts.
This form of transport system has been in Vigan since the Spanish colonial era and until now, it remained present to the streets of Vigan for centuries -- and today, they own this festival.
Calesa with the image of Calle Crisologo has been synonymous to Vigan. Viva Vigan Festival of the Arts gave way for these horse-drawn carriages to shine even brighter even just for a day.