The famous landmark of Dumaguete City (Negros Oriental), known as the Belfry Tower. Located at the heart (downtown) of the city, beside the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral. According to a local history, the tower has two purposes, one was to inform the local religious folks of the daily mass schedules using a pattern of bell sounds, and the second was, serving as a watchtower from enemies or pirates from nearby islands (circa 1811).
Currently, the so-called Belfry is now surrounded by a garden and was landscaped as seen on the photo above, and a grotto of the Virgin Mary where the faithful (Catholics), visits daily for their prayers.
A photo taken during one of my trips (photo walk) together with friends from a photography club where I am a member of. Dumaguete City is also dubbed as a “City of Gentle People”, and truly, I can testify to that. This photo is one of the many pride of the city’s tourism. Related post about the city’s landmarks can be seen here.