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Old School Danao


Okay. So I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who noticed this. You see, I think Danao City has a huge huge chance of making it big in the heritage tourism arena. I mean, every time I pass through this city, I see age-old structures along the national highway which are really gorgeous. They always remind me of the heritage village in Vigan and the azucareras in Negros. Danao, I’ve been told, was a huge huge deal in the past (and I think it still is). And  its old structures pretty much tell us how booming the place already was during the time when people in other parts of the archipelago were still in the basic of things. I really think Danao City should take it to the next level. A lot of people are interested in these things, you know. Hehehe.

Anyways, here are some photos I took during my quick drive to Carmen. Hope you like ’em.


A row of abandoned warehouses (I think).

Old Danao by man_from_cancun.

An old publishing house. The sign reads:
‘Bagong SUGA’ Mantalaang Senimana – Mogula Matag Biyernes 

Old Danao by man_from_cancun.

I think this is an old warehouse.

Old Danao by man_from_cancun.

I think this is the main sugar mill. You won’t miss this structure when you’re driving through Danao.

Old Danao by man_from_cancun.

I think this was a mess hall/restaurant/cafeteria before. Not sure, though.

Old Danao by man_from_cancun.

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13 responses to “Old School Danao

  1. jeff May 2, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Ley, I never saw it that way when I had the chance to pass by Danao. I just see it as “old structures” and not really something amazing. But looking at the above photos it’s a whole new look. I love the PP.

  2. leylander May 2, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    coming from an awesome photographer, i’d have to say THANKS A LOT! hehehe.

    you have awesome pictures, too. awesome blog as well! :D

  3. Luisa USA May 3, 2009 at 12:14 am

    nice antiquated area in danao, wow

  4. marian calago May 3, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    very nice. parehas sa dumanjug.hehhehe

  5. marian calago May 3, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    very nice.
    parehas sa dumanjug.

  6. inday myrna May 3, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Hey!! Ley, nice to know you visit CARMEN, im very happy and looking forward for your shoots there.

    All that buildings belong to the Durano. Way back they have paper mills, Dancar ice, cement plant, sugar mills, sands (bowling), dry dock , a hospital now become aged home or a Nursing School. As far as i know some foreinger lease the other business. That old warehouse is the gun factory now. Hello to Kenneth Giango, si tita myrna ne.

    Rock on DANAO

  7. ianne May 3, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    It’s so true that Danao was a booming town while others were still sleepy. :-) I love Danao City!

  8. hoz May 3, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Inday Myrna is right,

    We were lucky to tour the “Gun Factory” several years ago. It is amazing what those craftsmen can do with a chunk of metal, a hacksaw, a drill press and some files. NO POWER EQUIPMENT, no lathes and NO A/C. Just a few guys working by hand.

    Those Durano businesses were originally owned by “Don Ramon Durano Sr.” the Grand Patriarch of the town. He managed to keep them through the Marcos years but they were broken up after his death.

  9. Meream May 28, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Nakilig ko kay nagka-nice imong photos :p

  10. KitsKisiord June 4, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Sweet blog. I never know what I am going to come across next. I think you should do more posting as you have some pretty intelligent stuff to say.

    I’ll be watching you . :)

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