Let me contrast old and new window structure along Calle Crisologo or Mena Crisologo Street, the major attraction in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. This district is filled with Spanish-style houses that evoke a bygone era. The houses are simple but lovely subjects with their red tile roofs, thick walls, huge doors, and grand staircases leading to high-ceilinged rooms and sliding capiz shell windows. One can easily imagine how romance thrived in this longed-for period.
But in keeping up the times, modern establishments sprouted along the area. The structure, and the windows, were built to imitate the dreamy, romantic vibe of the past. Think it achieved its purpose?