This reproduction of a faded picture taken during the Spanish regime is that of Fort San Pedro. The old fort looked more original than it is today. There were no trees at the wide Plaza which later became Plaza Independencia. The monument to Fray Andres Urdaneta still stands today. The reliable "old farol" (the lamppost on the foreground) was one among many that lighted the plaza area. The paths were not yet well cared for. There were no trees (as there are many today) to obstruct the view of the old fort. When this old picture was taken, the fort housed Spanish soldiers. Description taken from: " Cebu in Retrospect " The Republic News (August , 1967)
Mounted on photographic mounting card, 285 X 222 cm.