Angono Art Capital of the Philippines, Visiting Botong Francisco and Balaw Balaw Art Galleries

Black Saturday has brought me time to do a bit of travel photography near the metro. Angono, Rizal is just east of Metro Manila and is considered to be the art capital of the Philippines.

See gallery here

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The Botong Francisco Gallery and Museum

It is now run by the grandson Totong Francisco. The old artefacts and sketches of the late muralist.

Botong Francisco

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It is now curated by the grandson Totong Francisco who is an artist himself.

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Botong Fransisco gallery entrance

 

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Details

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yes, salivate over the leica

 

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Street art tributes

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Balaw Balaw Art Cafe and Gallery

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The Food

Balaw Balaw is supposed to be home for exotic food but due to the DENR (according to one waiter) most of the menu items are not available. In fact, it has been that way for years. The items are still listed though and I don’t know why.

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Sculptures

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Want to see more? See complete gallery of images here