I haven't had the chance of "flying" over Zamboanga City again, but when I saw the really beautiful aerial pictures of my friend, Sixto Kwan (Six2K), I asked him if I can use his photos in this blog!
|Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (MCIC) in 2005|
|Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (MCIC) in 2012|
Can't really figure out if there are obvious new buildings in the Pueblo area. I am not expecting any big change, though, since this was a congested area in the first place.
But, the rooftops across the MCIC look better in 2012!
|Fort Pilar in 2005|
|Fort Pilar in 2012|
So much has changed since Paseo Del Mar and Plaza Del Pilar did not yet exist around Fort Pilar in 2005.
Inside Fort Pilar, the green shrubs are now taller.
In Fort Pilar, the fountain and the Carillon bells are now seen. The plants are now taller and more green.
Across the Fort Pilar Shrine and across the National Museum, there are very many adobe-roofed stalls lining the area.
And on the right side (our right) of Fort Pilar is another set of adobe-roofed stalls, the Plaza Del Pilar which did not exist then.
It is nice to see the huge acacia trees still in the area of the the plaza Del Pilar. since they add beautiful rustic and vintage character to the area.
Also, I can identify the new Bangko Sentral building in Zamboanga City, in our right upper hand corner near Lantaka Hotel, and across Paseo Del Mar!
|Fort Pilar in 2005|
|circa 2005: view of back part of Fort Pilar (Real Fuerza de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza (Royal Fort of Our Lady of the Pillar of Zaragoza) |
in honor of the patron virgin of Spain, Our Lady of the Pillar.
|there are now many structures within the Paseo Del Mar but the grandiose dancing and musical fountain, but still maintained a huge park ground to stroll around!|
Paseo Del Mar now has a beautiful musical and dancing fountain as the main attraction and of course, all the food stalls and restaurants which has enlivened the place. You'll now find Tony's Papaitan and Kape Zambo in the new building near the fountain aside from the line of restaurants in the original side like Barcode, Mano-Mano, Alavar's and many others.
All kinds of people come over = families, couples, friends, get togethers, meet ups and of course, where we bring our visitors and guests from other places.
(now Mayor Vitaliano Agan Avenue)
|viewing Ciudad Medical Zamboanga: Nunez Ext. directed to Ateneo De Zamboanga University|
|viewing Ciudad Medical Zamboanga in Nunez Ext. with "lakeside view"|
otherwise known as kangkong fields.
|viewing Ciudad Medical Zamboanga with Nunez Ext. directed to Camins St. .. CMZ can still have a mountain or "lakeside" view with the kangkong field still present close to it! This is so because Nunez Extension was opened in the early 2000s|
|viewing Ciudad Medical Zamboanga with Nunez Ext. directed to Camins St. ... see far beyond to the mountains and see Mt. Pulong Bato and Muruk on our right hand side! By the way, Nunez Extension is now called Mayor Vitaliano Agan Avenue!!!|
By the way, did you know that Nunez Extension is now called Mayor Vitaliano Agan Avenue?
Yes, it is!
Here is the link:http://www.zamboanga.gov.ph/files/2009/ORD/reg353.pdf
|353||AN ORDINANCE "NAMING THE NUÑEZ EXTENSION ROAD" AS "MAYOR VITALIANO D. AGAN AVENUE"||Enacted: 19 Aug 2009|
Approved: 26 Aug 2009
The road was named after him because it was in his term as Mayor (1988 to 1998) that they proposed the "Opening of the Nunez Extension Road".
That is why even if the Mayor Agan Avenue (Nunez Extension) is in the center of the City, it is still a relatively new road which opened in the early 2000s.
Well, Zamboanga City has grown to be a more beautiful, slightly urban center.