Saturday, October 26, 2013

ZAMBOANGA CITY HALL: FROM 2000 TO 2012

Zamboanga City Hall is a real historical landmark of Zamboanga City considering that it is already a century old.
http://wikitravel.org/en/Zamboanga_City#b
Zamboanga City Hall - The construction of this building started in 1905 and was completed in 1907 by the Federal Government of the United States for the then American Governors of the area which included: Leonard 0. Wood, Tasker H. Bliss, Ralph W. Hoyt, and Gen. John Pershing of World War I fame. Today, this serves as the City Hall of Zamboanga City where the Mayor holds office.
in 2011
in June 2009
The Zamboanga City Hall is a focal point of the City and during the Christmas season
WHY?
...because of the festive air with all the beautiful lights of the City hall itself and also in the adjacent plazas. ...this is an update of these previous links which I thought I should do to complete the comparisons through the years... http://inpinaysfootsteps.blogspot.com/2011_09_01_archive.html http://inpinaysfootsteps.blogspot.com/2011/12/zamboanga-city-hall-lights-circa.html  
2000.
2007.
Just wanted to capture the perfect moment with less than perfect shots...
2008. The Zamboanga City Hall is now more colorful this Christmas.
2010.
Embellishing the century-old City Hall has improved a lot over the years... the lights are brighter and the colors more varied.
They may have spent more, but I think they also made a lot of people happier -- young and old... from ZC and visitors, too.
There is snow in Zamboanga City!
The lights really attracted everyone...and these white flakes you see are not artifacts/specks of the picture but "snow".
How everyone wanted to see the "snow"!
And young and old alike were just excited about it.
Yippeeee!!! We it here!
ZAMBOANGA CITY HALL 2010.
And the surrounding plazas were also brightly adorned with the neon-lit Plaza Pershing and the meaningful Belen in Plaza Rizal.
The entrance to Plaza Pershing and the gazebo all add up to the Christmas-y air! And of course, the giant Christmas tree inside!
the brightly lit gazebo in Plaza Pershing
The Nativity Scene in Plaza Rizal is also as attractive and eye-catching! 
the tableau of the nativity in Plaza Rizal near ZC City Hall
A friend commented, that he didn't see this in Cebu that the Zamboanga City Hall area was so beautifully lighted for Christmas.
2011.
I posted about our century-old City Hall separately last year with this link: http://inpinaysfootsteps.blogspot.com/2011/12/zamboanga-city-hall-lights-circa.html  
And the adjacent plazas were also brightly adorned with the neon-lit Plaza Pershing and the meaningful Belen in Plaza Rizal.
2012.
I just had a glimpse of the Zamboanga City Hall this year!  They just lighted the ZC City Hall together with the other parks just a few days ago! Everyone again drives around the area or strolls around, of course, for all the photo opportunities!
And a glimpse of the neighboring Plaza Pershing...
We still have to stroll around our parks and have a closer view of the lights and the Belen in Plaza Rizal... And also move on to the Christmas tree in Paseo Del Mar... Since ZC is a smaller city, we are so happy to see Christmas in the air in the heart of our City every year!!!. 

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