Cari amici, oggi voglio parlarvi delle rovine di Talisay City . Si tratta di una ex tenuta del barone dello zucchero Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson e costruita alla fine dell’Ottocento nella provincia di Negros Occidental, nel cuore delle Filippine. Un tempo le piantagioni di canna da zucchero circondavano la villa. Oggi resta solo lo scheletro dell’edificio in memoria della grandezza passata.

 

 

The Ruins in Talisay City, Negros Occidental Philippines is the remains of the ancestral home of the family wealthy sugar baron, Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson. It was built in early 1900s using steel bars and concrete. The Ruins is of Italianate architecture with neo-Romanesque twin columns. The mansion was built after the death of Maria Braga the wife of Don Mariano and residence for his unmarried children. During the Second World War, it was burned down by the American colonial masters to prevent Japanese invaders from turning it into a military office. Now a tourist attraction in Negros Occidental, it has earned the moniker the “Taj Mahal of Negros.”

 

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