Google Cultural Institute Gives A Virtual History Lessons On The Old Baguio

Time is the one thing that we cannot control, the changing landscape of Baguio City is a testament to the movement of time. As time progresses the old Baguio started to diminish. This is the reason why many of the residents in Baguio especially those who lived here all their life would always say that the Baguio today is totally different from what it was ten or fifty years ago. Everytime we hear this, let’s be honest, we also tend to be curious on what’s it like during those times. This curiosity inspired us to start a project for lakbaybaguio, dubbed as A walk in Baguio History. With the changing time we felt the need to preserve the “Old Baguio Story”, researching facts about Baguio City is indeed a very tedious task but it is our goal to preserve these memories and stories with the help of technology.

Lakbay Baguio is not the only one with this vision, on a larger scale, the Google Cultural Institute, a website powered by Google also aims to preserve historical pieces and information by creating a virtual world.

Video About The Google Cultural Institute

 

According to the Google Cultural Institute Website:

Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces.

A ScreenCapture on One of the Digitized Archives About Baguio City

As of today the Google Cultural Institute showcases Art Project, Historic Moments and World Wonders, which allows individuals to explore the rich culture of the world. It is great to know also that some of the information, and photos of the old Baguio made its way to the Google Cultural Institute Website. Although not much information and photos were uploaded, we hope that the database of the Old Baguio or information about the History of Baguio City will start to populate that small portion of the website.

Indeed, we cannot stop time from moving forward, but we can preserve the memories that we had yesterday. Let us help preserve these memories of the Old Baguio City, we would be happy to help you out if you have photos and historical artifacts of the Old Baguio. Please do get in touch with us via email at lakbaybaguio@gmail.com.

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