This is my first time to join so here goes....
|View from the ground level, the giant earthenware/claypot|
|Eye level to the earthenware/claypot|
I first thought of picking the legend of the town (now city) for today's ABC feature: C as in Calamba. The town has an interesting and quaint history dating back to the Spanish times.
The story went as a young woman (statue below) was on her way home, was approached by two Guardia Civils. These two soldiers apparently were new to the area or were lost, (depending on which text books, lolz) asked the woman (in Spanish), the name of the town. Unfortunately, the query was lost translation since the young woman knew only her native language then coupled with her apprehension, she answered them "Kalan-banga?" Clay stove (in translation) Oh, well, the soldiers thought that was it and so the town was known Calamba.
On the sides of the clay pot, are the towns comprising, Calamba. For other participants, hop here.
|At the rotunda, the statue of the young woman carrying the claypot on her head|
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