Cebu City Aerial View in 1938

This aerial view of our beloved Cebu City was taken before World War II in 1938.

I hope I could ride a chopper or airplane or make that buy my own helicopter or airplane and take photos of Cebu City in a similar view hahaha.

There a few structures and spots that i could notice are still existing today.

The factory-like buildings on the lower right of the photo is Aduana, i’m pretty sure of that.

The visible long strip of street located near the middle of the photo is Osmeña Boulevard.

The bald mountain was one of the reason why the Spanish administration left Cebu for Manila.

That same denuded mountain is main culprit of the flooding in Cebu City these days. Got worst by real estate developers by putting up subdivisions. Good thing Mayor (now Congressman) Tomas Osmeña intervened and stopped the construction.

14 thoughts on “Cebu City Aerial View in 1938

  1. bai, bisan ug dili kaayo klaro but very nice to look at. Dako na kaayo difference noh between before and the present Cebu City now. Where did you get this photo bai? Very very nice and memorable…

  2. bai, bisan ug dili kaayo klaro but very nice to look at. Dako na kaayo difference noh between before and the present Cebu City now. Where did you get this photo bai? Very very nice and memorable…

  3. Sorry aimee, dili ko dato kay if im rich, wala ko dire. Ang beside, dili ko hilig ug helicopter, submarine akoa. Gusto ka sakay submarine nako? Ugma lang ha kay na flat pa, gipa bolkit pa nako sa labangon.

  4. Sorry aimee, dili ko dato kay if im rich, wala ko dire. Ang beside, dili ko hilig ug helicopter, submarine akoa. Gusto ka sakay submarine nako? Ugma lang ha kay na flat pa, gipa bolkit pa nako sa labangon.

  5. How I wish I was at “this” time so I can compare the then and now.  Murag nindot niadto dah way gubot and everybody knew everybody.

  6. How I wish I was at “this” time so I can compare the then and now.  Murag nindot niadto dah way gubot and everybody knew everybody.

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