locelocks-Centennial-building_70A38C44A65A4408804EACF316BBC8DFCENTURY-OLD. The Dominican Hill and Retreat House in Baguio City now has a love lock fence to attract more tourists and earn enough for its 100-year-old structure’s restoration. Photo by Jessa Polonio/ Rappler
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The century-old Dominican Hill and Retreat House, Baguio’s remaining structure depicting 19th century architecture, now has love locks in an attempt to increase the number of tourists visiting the area.
Last September 2 – which marked the 100th year the baroque structure was built – the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) introduced the love lock fence to entice visitors who cannot afford to go to Paris, New York, or Seoul to make that symbolic pledge of lifetime love to their partners.
Historical place. The two-story stone edifice was built under the supervision of Dominican priest and engineer Roque Ruano. It initially served as a vacation house for members of the Dominican Order, and then as a boarding house and college school. It later became a refugee center and prison camp during the World War II.

 

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