I'm just a small fish in a small corner of this big Laguna, and this is how I've been swimming it

11 June, 2016

Museo De La Salle

June 4, 2016

De La Salle University-Dasmarinas Cultural Heritage Complex, Dasmarinas, Cavite.  Cavite is huge, and Dasmarinas is not as easy to reach from Santa Rosa as one might imagine.

From the Santa Rosa Silang border, specifically the Laguna Technopark and Paseo, it is best reached (for me at least, let me know if there is an even better route) via the "Cardiac Trail" at South Forbes, bgy. Inchican Silang...the road beside SMC's Wedgewoods.  Scenic and quick enough. May get confusing, what with a lack of signages through hills and little barangays, but following a compass and map (GPS) can help.  Of course, there are tricycle drivers and sari-sari store owners to ask.

Through to Silang town to get to the Emilio Aguinaldo Highway.
For a trip back up to Tagaytay then,it's just the Emilio Aguinaldo Highway all the way.  Well, not really "just" that.  Dasmarinas, Cavite is notorious for its traffic jams on the main road.  Especially on Saturdays. And this was a Saturday.

Shaded and lovely University Avenue, where one of three DLSD gates is located

Well, photos are not allowed inside much of the Museum, so...snippets of its surroundings in De La Salle Dasmarinas instead.
Beautiful, gorgeous campus!

I do cherish my Jesuit education...but I wish I had it in this campus, with this kind of heritage consciousness.  The La Salle Brothers have it, led by Bro. Andrew Gonzalez, from whose family a large part of the museum's collection comes.  It was his idea to build it, actually, per the museum guide.

central quadrangle of the COLLEGE OF TOURISM (and Hospitality Mgt I think?)

Admin building, a replica of the Kawit Cavite shrine
The chapel, a replica of one in Bulacan, if I remember right
There is a lake on campus

Museo foyer

on the Tagaytay Ridge



Makiling Sunset

From one of the Alveo villages in Nuvali, Canlubang, Laguna.
June 5, 2016