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Eman’s Bday Trip – Baguio City (Part 2)

Burnham Park

October 6, 2012

Burnham Park sits at the center of Baguio City.  It was named after Daniel Burnham, the architect and urban planner of Baguio City.  The park includes a man-made lake where boats of various shapes and sizes can be rented, a parade ground where most of the city’s important festivities (including the famous Flower Festival) is held, area for exercising and riding bicycles, etc.

 The artificial lake in Burnham with the various boats for rent

The Baguio City Hall is located beside the Burnham Park.  Other important structures (like Session Road, schools and the SM Mall) in the city are also located within walking distance of the park.

Baguio City Hall, swan boats and pine needles.

Dogs, dogs, dogs.

The park is an ideal place for exercise and there are many joggers, walkers and people who do aerobics/dances (led by an old guy).

When we visited Baguio, there was a dog walk to raise awareness about rabies prevention.  There are also some people who walk or jog around the park with their dogs.

Of course, being visitors in Baguio, photo ops are de rigueur.

Group shot (by Eman) * the birthday boy * lovers * friends * and me.

After Burnham Park, we took a taxi to Mines View Park… (continued in Part 3).

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3 responses

  1. Sounds like a really fun adventure. Love that shot of the lake on Burnham Park, it’s nice to see how well it’s been maintained.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    • noble25

      Yes it was fun. Those who rent the boats I guess are the ones to clean it. The water’s stagnant and green but it is ok, just as long as you don’t fall into it.

      October 9, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      • Gracie

        My memory of it isn’t very good, last time I saw this place, the water had been filthy. I’m glad to see it’s all better now 🙂

        October 9, 2012 at 11:09 pm

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