The Installation of “Lin-ay” Atop the New Iloilo City Hall
The new iconic structure atop the under-construction Iloilo City Hall was already installed yesterday. The larger than life, “Lin-ay“, the Statue of Ilonggo Pride is a 15-foot statue of an Ilongga woman and will become the newest landmark with the new Iloilo City Hall building.
A work of art by Iloilo based renowned multi-media visual artist, Ed Defensor, Lin-ay depicts a composite characteristics of a traditional Ilongga woman.
A magnificent full view of Lin-ay can be seen from the San Jose Church, on the other side of Plaza Libertad.
Meanwhile, the new Iloilo City Hall is expected to be operational by early 2012, a few months delayed from the previous target opening of August or September this year.
Below are some photos of the installation of Lin-ay courtesy of Ed Defensor.
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