It was just a twist of fate when we were walking inside Molo plaza and accidentally discover the Molo White Mansion. Facing the church, its grandeur and elegance encourage curiosity from spectators.
The place was actually swarm by visitors, well I can’t blame them. There’s so much to discover in this new tourist spot or shall I say new ‘selfie’ spot in Iloilo.
This shot was blurry. Those were the days ( of low quality pictures and non smartphone users..lol)
At the left side of the mansion, you will see a big tree providing a great shade for the customers. They have this food booth where you can buy refreshment and cookies. A potential escape for people who wants to run away from the tiring sight of rushing jeepneys and crowd. Once in a while, my eyes crave for a sight like this. Even better to pair this with a good book. 🙂
So this is just one of the furnitures that you will see when you step inside the White Mansion. Yeah, vintage lovers and antique collectors will surely salivate with all those good old stuffs.
Lovely abstract paintings are also placed on the wall however I decided not to take pictures, for art are best appreciated with eyes only. It’s like seeing the soul of the artist behind that painting –in another dimension. That was deep. Corny. 😀
Aside from the amazing #proudtobemadeinphillipines furnitures, they also sell other hand-made crafts and souvenirs marked with Iloilo or I love Iloilo.
I guess, tourist won’t have a second thought falling in love with the CITY of LOVE and would surely take home one of these! 🙂
Glad to see that our culture is exhibited in a modern way that could inculcate history to our youngsters today.
Also, I did a little research and I found this:
This was the mansion before it was restored.
Somehow the conservation for old infrastructures was given emphasis because of this restoration.
Iloilo was never really known for having white sand beaches or sweet mangoes, it was visited because its rich culture and history is still running in the bloodstream of its land –in the old Calle Real street or to our old ancestral houses like White Mansion.
They were like hieroglyphics written in the walls of our beloved, a mere representation of spanish colonization in 15th century.
These places speak more history than books could tell.
So we better take care of them because they will always be a part of being Ilonggo.
So that’s it!
Probably by now Molo White mansion already took its spot on Google map. As more visitors, locals and foreigners, will love to see the art that lies behind it.