If the oldest and shortest street in Cebu could only speak, imagine how many pages of history books we could fill with details of Colon Street alone.
Well, your parents must have mentioned to you, at some point, how they used to treat Colon as a high-end street where big establishments like malls and theaters are located. Maybe you were also told by your uncles that decades ago, they put the same effort in choosing what to wear in going to Colon as we do in going to Ayala and SM today. Nostalgic. Nevertheless, there’s still some interesting things you rarely see in other streets that you can only find dominant in the sidewalks of the old shopping district. Here’s a few of them:
1. This is most common in Colon street where thousands of Cebuanos meet everyday to wait for public utility jeepneys – CITOM personnel catching a jaywalker scene.
2. Selling of pirated DVDs in sidewalks openly and in broad daylight.
3. A crowd of stranded Cebuanos especially during Sinulog where churchgoers add to the number of people fighting for jeepneys.
4. A few of our brothers and sisters with disabilities playing the guitar and other instruments for alms.
5. Pickpockets doing their deed.
6. Faith groups giving out religious leaflets and spreading the word to whoever can hear them.
7. Cars pulled over to the side of the road because of traffic violations.