Posts Tagged With: Walking Tour

Farewell: Luzon Lumber

Cebu City, Nov.26, 2012

This is a Followup of  Vanishing Soon: Luzon Lumber

I ended it with a call to Photographed the doomed building, and here are some of the pics:

Facebook friend Rhoel Balili Awit uploaded these on his Wall and tagged me.

Photo By: Rhoel Balili Awit

Photo By: Rhoel Balili Awit

Photo By: Rhoel Balili Awit

But Joseph Cabrera posted this very sad state of Luzon Lumber;

Photo Credit: Joseph Cabrera

This was taken from the back portion of the building, that shows its the stage of demolition, in just a few weeks from now the area would be just a vacant lot.

Karaang Sugbo page posted this in his status:

In a few weeks time, Luzon Lumber will be nothing more than an empty lot. Please identify parts of the Luzon Lumber building you would like to be saved for posterity, something that future generations would appreciate and wonder what is it about Luzon Lumber and our collective childhood experience of rushing to the only place in Cebu City where they sell precut plywood boards for our school projects. 

Hopefully, with the kind indulgence of the owners, they would donate perhaps the old signboard, the old house number plate, a window or two to be preserved for posterity. Hopefully, when we see these items, we can look back and reminisce our schoolboy/schoolgirl days when we would rush to Luzon Lumber to buy materials for our school projects. Perhaps we can tell the future generation that on that spot once stood not only business but a landmark that was so unique in a bustling city of concrete; one of the last all-wood buildings in the area; Three walls of the building still stand, please take photographs and post them here and share your childhood stories. Time is ticking on this landmark building in downtown Cebu, while we may not be able to save the entire building, hopefully, we can save enough of it, so the future generation can understand what that business meant to the schoolboy/schoolgirl we once were.

It pains me to see a portion of Cebu’s Collective Memories will be gone very very soon..

So if you have time, place visit it and have your picture taken, they may take down the building but they can’t take away the memories.

Here is the Google Earth Screen Capture of Luzon Lumber.

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Gabii Sa Kabilin

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The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) Culture and Heritage Unit and its partners will hold the sixth run of Gabii sa Kabilin on May 25, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.

This year the heritage event will feature 22 main attractions composed of museums and cultural sites in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue.

These are:

Aboitizland Heritage Pocket,

Ayala Center Cebu Activity Center and The Terraces

Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Museum

Don Sergio Osmeña Memorabilia and Art Gallery at College Assurance Plan Center

Cathedral Museum

Casa Gorordo Museum

Cebu City Museum

Cebu Normal University (CNU)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple

Fort San Pedro

Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum

Mandaue City Plaza

Museo Parian sa Sugbo

Museo Sugbo

Plaza Independencia

Sacred Heart Parish Church and Alternative Contemporary Arts Studio (ACAS)

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño through the Santo Niño de Cebu Augustinian Social Development Foundation (SNAF)

University of San Carlos Museum

University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Rizaliana Museum

and Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House.

Tourists are treated to cultural performances, exhibits, art fairs, food markets, and interactive demonstrations in the 22 main sites.

For this year’s Gabii sa Kabilin, there are various suggested routes according to specific themes applicable to the museums and heritage sites, which guests can choose from. These themes includeMuseums; Art Galleries and Alternative Spaces; Heritage Structures; Historic Educational Institutions; Churches, Temples, and Sacred Spaces; and Historic Public Spaces. There’ll also be a walking tour along heritage sites that are within walking distance from each other.

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Animated Walking Tour Guide

With one ticket worth PhP150.00, local and foreign tourists may go to as many participating museums and cultural heritage sites within the six hours of the heritage event. The ticket also allows them to take as many rides as they want in Gabii sa Kabilin-designated buses and one tartanilla (horse-drawn carriage) trip in Cebu City’s old district

For more information about Gabii sa Kabilin and other programs of the RAFI-Culture and Heritage, please call 418-7234 local 703 and look for May, Karl or Florencio. Click here for ticket reservations.

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