Tacloban’s aerial view: new landmark

The relatively new landmark of Tacloban City, the Tacloban Convention Center literally stands out from a distance when viewing Tacloban City from afar. Here are photos of the new structure, and the new Tacloban City landscape, as viewed from the air:

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The DZR International Airport at the foreground; the Tacloban Convention Center leaps out in the background!

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The rotunda at the Coca-Cola Plant.

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Here’s my earlier post showing the “astrodome” – as many Taclobanons call it – as viewed from across the strait in Basey, Samar:

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Inaugurated June of 2006, the fully-airconditioned coliseum with a seating capacity of 5,000 is now the venue of choice for concerts, cultural shows, conventions and sports events in Tacloban City.

View more photos at the gallery.

~ by gerryruiz on 20 December 2007.

8 Responses to “Tacloban’s aerial view: new landmark”

  1. Nice shots from the air. I like the one of the airport with the Coliseum in the background. I can just imagine what it will look like with the new international airport in the picture. My second best is the one of the rotunda in front of the Coca-Cola plant. It’s a very picturesque view of the topography of Tacloban.

  2. Breathtaking pictures you captured there, Gerry! Na- homesick na lugod ako. You should sell this as postcards or posters.

  3. Thanks a lot, Girlie! Happy holidays! 🙂

  4. very nice photos! i think you should take the advice of girlie – take on a postcard or poster business!

  5. Gerry, I have not been to Tacloban City for a long time now. The pictures that you posted in your web site are really pretty good, but they are new to me – far different from the Tacloban City that I came to know when I was growing up. Where exactly is the DZR International Airport? And, is that a golf course that is close to it?

  6. Thanks for dropping a line, Grace.

    The Daniel Z. Romualdez International Airport is the old Tacloban Airport in San Jose which is badly in need of rehab. It’s only “international” in name (meaning it’s supposed to offer services such as immigration & customs, etc.) but not in today’s actual operations. Plans for its modernization are afoot, they say. I hope this materializes soon enough!

    Nope, that’s not a golf course nearby. Perhaps you’re referring to the grassy runway area not cemented yet.

  7. Gerry, thanks for the response. Great web site that you have here.

  8. you’ve got beautiful photo shoots of tacloban. i’m interested to buy those for resale. is it possible? matagpira daw per piece or kun by bulk bangin mas barato, diba? thanks.
    lynne

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