When you’re done church-hopping and la paz batchoy-tasting around Iloilo City, you may want to sit on one of the many bridges over the Iloilo River and enjoy the local life unfold in front of you. It’s best done at sunset when the burst of colors creates appealing silhouettes. At this time, more people take the bridge and just walk unhurriedly, lending a breezy feel to the scenery. Also, wait for small boats to appear as the locals go fishing, they are an interesting touch to the river life.
The Iloilo River is said to be 15 kilometers long, extending to the town of Oton. It cuts through the heart of the city and huge establishments are built along the riverbanks. Pick among the five bridges over the river: Carpenter, Iloilo, Jalandoni, Forbes, and Muelle Loney, and don’t forget to just surrender to the vista.
- Forbes Bridge as taken from Muelle Loney Bridge in January 2012. Photograph taken with a Canon 550d.
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