I was in awe at the beautiful scenery that unfolded before me: the port of Iloilo along the banks of the Iloilo River as dusk is ushered in and the lights of the city is just starting to switch on. It was one of those moments when I just stare and smile and enjoying the stunning vista.
And the sun was in haste to set behind the mountains of Antique’s long end that, alas, after changing into a standard lens with my camera atop the carbon fiber tripod, I was able to capture it halfway. But darn, I should have used the 200mm for it. And it was too late.
But then, I wasn’t complaining much. Antoine Greg, an Iloilo City based blogger who I’ve met first in Capiz during a familiarization tour took me to the top of the Iloilo City Hall’s modern building, all eight floors high that gives a scenic 360 view of the city and surrounding environs.
At the top, one can better appreciate the collection of buildings. The old side by side with the new. Churches and a plaza. The meandering river and factories. It is where one can readily appreciate the beauty of Iloilo City as one grand dame of the south.