OBELISK. There’s Always More In Legazpi!
Originally referred to as an obelero, an obelisk comes from the Ancient Greek obeliskos; diminutive of “spit, nail, pointed pillar, a tall, usually four-sided, narrow tapering monument having a square cross-section which ends in a pyramid-like shape or pyramidion at the top.
A monument traditionally made of stone as originally built by ancient Egyptians, it was very difficult to build technically and physically for originally required to be as a single stone only. Present-day obelisks no longer require this even if it has retained its shape.
The Washington Monument at Washington DC, USA, is the tallest in the world and was first conceived in 1832. Among its original functions was in the calculation of the circumference of the Earth. Today it has many uses like a monument that serves as historical that is as well a tourist destination, etc. Here in Legazpi City, its very own obelisk is one of its main attraction in the top tourism destination Legazpi Boulevard.
Recently, new running lights of its obelisk has added to the nightly attraction among tourists and locals who enjoy the view and breeze here. Come every night time, this obelisk also serves as “parola” for seafarers in the Albay Gulf according to Mayor NOEL EBRIEGA ROSAL who was guest of honor during the re-lighting ceremonies.
Obelisk, in the City that is the place to be, every time, all the time …for there’s always more in Legazpi! (TIAM.SM: 0126/161117) #theresalwaysmoreinlegazpi #legazpi #albay #bikol #boulevard #obelisk #lighthouse