Friday, September 26, 2008

Sky Watch Friday: skywatching at Silliman


Skywatching from one of Dumaguete's historical landmarks---the Silliman Hall in Silliman University. The Silliman Hall is the first and oldest building on campus, built in 1903. The walls of this building were made from local coral blocks and solid iron posts. Designed like an old colonial mansion, this building commands a great view of Tanon Strait, Rizal Boulevard and Silliman Avenue.

During World War II, the Japanese Army occupied this building until the American forces came to Dumaguete. Today, Silliman Hall houses the ethno-anthropology museum where artifacts dating as far back as 2000 years ago are on exhibit. There is also an ethnographic collection retrieved from the tribal minorities of the Philippines.


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17 comments:

Woody said...

Neat Photos!

Gattina said...

That's a beautiful building ! I love your first picture the dark colons against the blue sky !

Deslilas said...

Beautiful and smart pics with interesting comments.
Thanks

Müge Tekil said...

Beautiful pictures and very interesting post! Have a nice Friday and week-end! :-)

magiceye said...

interesting information with a backdrop of a beautiful sky!

People with Cameras said...

Very interesting post.

I love the photos...looks like an amazing place.

spaghettipie said...

I love how you incorporated history and a beautiful building into SWF! Thanks for sharing!

Pretty Life Online said...

Nice catch for skywatch! Reminds me the saying,,,, We never know how high we are, till we are called to ris; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky... Happy Skywatch! Hope you can visit my SWF entry too...

Webradio said...

Hello Miranda !
Nice skies...
And the house is very, very great !

babooshka said...

Beautiful place for your lovely images.

dulce said...

Nice skies and very interesting information!

PJ said...

Hundreds of years of history in that one building. So glad to see that it is still there for eveyone to enjoy. Beautiful sky-graph too.

You can fly to my SWF post here.

Kim said...

It looks like you had some beautiful skies.

Louise said...

Nice sky pictures, and it's always a bonus to learn something with a post!

Tabib said...

Hi Luna!

The first pic is unique and beautiful.

Denise said...

What a beautiful series of photographs. I have enjoyed my visit here.

mirage2g said...

Ganda naman jan, I always heard about Silliman University from chat friends...and wow 1903 pa ung hall!