Art Valenzuela’s Photo Collection

by Art Valenzuela

May 17, 2022 in Art Valenzuela's Photo Collection, Punch Gallery

A Beautiful Story of The Paoay Lake, The Sand Dunes and The One Million Bricks of Fort Ilocandia Resort

Photos and story by Art G. Valenzuela WHOSE HANDS crafted and baked the more than a million bricks and tiles that make up the façade and walls of the Fort Ilocandia Resort in Ilocos Norte? It was also in 1982 when the Ministry of Agriculture Region 1 Director Manuel “Maning”…
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April 26, 2022 in Art Valenzuela's Photo Collection

The old city of Vigan comes alive

The old city of Vigan comes alive Photos and short story by Art G. Valenzuela THE old Calle Crisologo is alive again and the more than 200 centuries-old mestizo houses continue to mesmerize the visitors. A tour of Vigan City is usually centered along the cobblestone street of Calle Crisologo…
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April 25, 2022 in Art Valenzuela's Photo Collection

The Fisherman and the Sea

Short story and photos by Art G. Valeanzuela A FISHERMAN casts a solitary figure off the shoreline at Bangui Bay in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte taking advantage of the calmness of the sea in pursuing a simple livelihood. Fifteen minutes before sundown I was getting ready to catch the sunset with…
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April 25, 2022 in Art Valenzuela's Photo Collection, Punch Gallery

A Summer Place

Photos and short story by Art G. Valenzuela Now that a great part of the country is officially down to Alert Level 1, almost everyone is longing for a summer place of his own – that fits the budget, of course — where one could spend a much deserved vacation.…
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April 25, 2022 in Art Valenzuela's Photo Collection

THE “FULL AWAKENING” OF DOMESTIC TOURISM

Short story and photo by Art G. Valenzuela THERE IS BEAUTY in the simplistic looks of these tourist destinations as they await “full awakening” from two years of doldrums in the industry.   Some have opened up while others are just starting to welcome back the visitors. There really is…
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