Thursday, March 13, 2008

San Juanico bridge

Okay, one last cliche photo for this week, just to get it over with. The famed San Juanico Bridge that connects the islands of Leyte and Samar. When you're heading towards Samar, the bridge is shaped like an S. When you're heading towards Leyte, the bridge is shaped like an L. Neat huh. As you can see by the shape of the bridge, I'm being reminded that I am indeed driving towards Samar. This bridge was the longest bridge in Southeast Asia in the 70s, probably now there would be others holding that title. This was designed and constructed by Korean engineers, and it's rumoured that street children were tossed down to the swirling waters as offerings. Imelda, who had this bridge built and made the order for the children offerings was cursed by the mermaids below and grew fish scales on her legs and had to be healed by Siquijor shamans. I shouldn't be spreading urban legends like this.. haha. Ok, enough postcard photos and enough of Imelda. Sorry for the rain on the windshield, we are tired of it as well. This is actually an old photo, but it seems like I just took it yesterday.


Brett said...

I love your photos, it's so nice to be able to see other places through the eyes of a local.

Midas said...

My grandfather came from Leyte. I've never been there...I didn't know it's beautiful.

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agnesdv said...

Thanks Brett. I totally agree with you, about seeing through a local's eyes I mean :-)

Midas, you should visit someday, but as they say, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder..

Kim said...

Wow, I love seeing this bridge! Cliche to you, but I've never even heard of it, let alone seen its graceful curves. This is a wonderful photo (I hope you were riding shotgun when you snapped it in the rain!).

It's my first chance to welcome you to the CDPB family. It looks like you are off to a great start and having fun with your blog. All the best!
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agnesdv said...

Oh yes, it's a bridge with many curves and goes up and down.. like a kiddy roller coaster ride. Surprisingly there has only been ONE reported accident where a delivery truck crushed into the railings (but not fell over the bridge). I'd hate to have an accident there.

Thanks for the welcome :-) and yes, I am enjoying this blog. Can't wait to post the next photo..

Ann (MobayDP) said...

wow. It must be quite an experience driving on that bridge on a rainy, windy day! :-)