Thursday, November 22, 2012

Talisay City's The Ruins--Night and Day

The Ruins, located at Talisay City, is formerly a mansion built early last century by sugar baron Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson. The construction was supervised meticulously, using quality materials. This helped the structure survive the razing by guerrilla fighters to prevent the Japanese from using the mansion as headquarters. 

I first visited The Ruins in 2008. It was night time and the whole structure was dramatically lit--it was gothic and appeared a tad eerie, as if ghouls were prowling just behind the shadows. I used my old camera phone to take the following pictures, and the graininess added further to the structure's mystique. 

Fast forward to last month. Mid-day highlighted another facet of the structure--a venue for weddings and dates. I felt like a character from a Henry James novel while walking through the compound.

Open everyday, from 8:30 am to 8 pm. The restaurant is open from 11 am to 8 pm.

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