[Vigan] ► Calle Crisologo and the Calesa Parade

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"It was as breathtaking as seeing a natural wonder. They come in different colors, design and X-Factor..."

It is not the usual way. Yes it is not. Vigan, being one of the few remaining old towns in the Philippines where calesas are still present in the streets, seeing a calesa with the traditional Abel Iloko fabric, some vegetables and farm products, fruits, the Vigan Longanisa and the Vigan Bagnet hanging as decorations is a thing you should not miss. Sadly (not really sad), it only happens once a year.

Unknown to many, calesas in Vigan are also used for commuting but usually, tourists use it as a way to experience and enjoy Vigan.

Calle Crisologo Calesa Parade

There happened a Calesa Parade and what a nice experience to see this parade at the Calle Crisologo itself.

It was as breathtaking as seeing a natural wonder. They come in different colors, design and X-Factor on which Pilita Corrales would love I bet, and Gary V would have his concert while riding a calesa in an imaginary way. 

But of course if there is such a thing as beautiful, there is also a thing called more beautiful but definitely there can be beautifuler if I want to use that, by the way I coined the name edmaration, don't I (blah blah)?

Calle Crisologo Calesa Parade
Her horse is beautiful, but she is more beautiful even there's nuisance at the back :p
Lola, the muse of this calesa above, was smiling sweetly. She was so confident to pose before the lens. I love lola! She has this potential, I mean... yes! A potential to be a muse if ever I am making sense out of here.

Until that "man" came, served as nuisance to the smile of Lola who believes that this picture is a solo picture of her. By the way, I am not related to this grandmuse (as in grandma + muse), I just love describing her :p

Calle Crisologo Calesa Parade
And then this calesa came with a "dome" labeled with Calesa No. 78. A large burnay is also placed prominently. There is also a muse inside but it was camuse (camera shy + muse).

And suddenly, the parade began. A series of calesas have been coming with identical X-Factor and some don't have muse inside but surely people are still amused. But there are PasaMuse (Passengers acting as if like a muse) and Kutse-not-muse (Kutsero without a muse).

Calle Crisologo Calesa Parade
And more calesas came with different versions of their muse.

Calle Crisologo Calesa Parade
Calle Crisologo Calesa Parade
Calle Crisologo Calesa Parade

So that's it! Note: Max's Restaurant did not sponsor this post just so you know :p

Map of Vigan City
I have included a map, just in case you're not familiar with a place called Vigan although your diet is Vegan on which it has a slight variation in terms of the usage of vowel.

Maybe I still have a fair share of the copyright of that map? It is owned by Wikipedia but I arranged it. :p
This is the Part 2 of my VIVA Vigan Arts Series and I am expecting you to see the next post because it is more epic where "clothes" as in traditional clothes are placed at the facade of almost all houses you have to see within Vigan's Heritage District this time. That is the Abel Iloko fabric. To be continued...

Go to: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

comment 10 #TownFolks Commented :

Cris | Pinay Thrillseeker on September 3, 2012 at 10:53 PM said...

Waa ganda. :D Pangarap kong makasakay sa kalesa, kahit sa Intramuros di ko pa nagawa! Haha! :D

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on September 4, 2012 at 2:05 AM said...

Cris | PinayThrillseeker | Uy, naka-akyat ka na ng Bundok Apo 'di ka pa nakasakay nito? hehe. May thrill naman ito eh, Hahaha!

Cris | Pinay Thrillseeker on September 4, 2012 at 4:59 PM said...

Waa oo nga...nasa bucket list items ko pa yan, hahaha...:)

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on September 4, 2012 at 9:35 PM said...

Cris | Pinay Thrillseeker | Haha! Ayun naman pala eh! Yuin oh!

Christian | LAKAD Pilipinas on September 4, 2012 at 10:15 PM said...

ang gaganda ng mga kalesa! hopefully maka attend din ako nyan in the future

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on September 4, 2012 at 10:29 PM said...

Christian | LAKAD Pilipinas | Maeenjoy mo 'to Kuya Christian in the future! kapag maka-attend ka :)

Pinay Travel Junkie on September 6, 2012 at 1:15 PM said...

First time to hear about the Calesa Parade. Those rides are pretty! One parade I'd love to attend someday.

Bound for Two on September 6, 2012 at 3:10 PM said...

isang beses pa lang ako nakasakay ng Calesa in Cebu :)

I'll make sure pag napunta ako sa Vigan, Sasakay ako ulit ng calesa at iikot sa buong Calle Crisologo, habang kumakain ng bagnet or longanisa (hindi halatang matakaw). hehe

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on September 6, 2012 at 9:06 PM said...

Pinay Travel Junkie | Correct! As pretty as you Gay! :)

EDMARATION #TownExplorer on September 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM said...

Bound for Two | Pareng Joey Sky, ang sarap naman ng planong iyan! :)

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