Midnight at Calle Crisologo, Vigan City
Calle Crisologo is a major attraction in the Historic Town of Vigan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Established in 1572, the town of Vigan is known for its intact Spanish-era structures (a fusion of Spanish, Mexican and Chinese architecture) and cobblestone streets. Calle Crisologo, or Mena Crisologo Street, is also known as the 'Vigan Heritage Village'. In 2014, Vigan was also recognized as one of the New7Wonders Cities.
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AUSTEN: PERSUASION, 1898. 'Looking on her with a face as pallid as her own
AUSTEN: PERSUASION, 1898.
'Looking on her with a face as pallid as her own.' Illustration by Hugh Thomson for an 1898 edition of Jane Austen's 'Persuasion,' first published in 1817.
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Fabulous Arab Doorway - Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
An absolutely fabulous Arab Doorway in the port town of Sidi Bou Said Tunisia, with a pair of knockers for the main decorated wooden doors (for ease of knocking when on a camel or on horseback?) and an additional knocker for the smaller inset door, being rapped by a visitor, keen to gain entrance. If the wonders beyond match the ornate glories of the door, then one can appreciate his keenness to gain admittance. Date: circa 1910s
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