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.