Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Mansion and Wright Park

Baguio City is a city of park. And here are two of them:


THE MANSION AND MANSION PARK



The Mansion house served as residents of Filipino presidents and American governor-generals. It's famous for having elegantly structured building and guesthouse. It's gate is patterned after that of London's Buckingham Palace. The Mansion has also been the site of several international conferences and a working office of the President of the Philippines during his visits to the City.


Right in front of the Mansion is the Mansion Park filled with lush greens and pines. Its main features are a shallow elongated rectangular body of water known as the "Pool of Pines" and the park circle which is on one end of the park.


THE WRIGHT PARK


Wright Park, which is adjacent to the Mansion Park, is one of the many scenic parks in Baguio City. It is well known for tall trees and beautifully dressed-up horses for rent.


Riding a horse is a favorite among tourists in this Park. With an accompanying guide, tourists can cruise around the park or even go as far as Mines View on a horse. Just be sure that you have agreed on a rate beforehand to avoid problems later.

More on Baguio on next posts.

19 comments:

  1. great pictures, LS...
    I would love to ride a pony...
    someday..!!!

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  2. it is too obvious that you are good at photography...

    well done mate...

    and thank you for visiting my blog...

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  3. great pictures! I especially like the horses!

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  4. I am beginning to see how beautiful the place is. Keep up the good work.

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  5. I guess that's an amazing park for romantic walks. Or just for relaxing. As for the horses, just great.

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  6. @ shades - few minutes are ok with me riding a horse but more than that my back aches. thanx for passing by.

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  7. @ bakhrian - thank you too, i am just new to this, glad u like these pics.

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  8. @ luke - thanks luke, the well-dressed horses are really pretty.

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  9. @ luke - thanks luke, the well-dressed horses are really pretty.

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  10. @ arnold - uhm. thank you. you have to be there to really feel the beauty of the place.

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  11. @ quintarantino - indeed, a leisurely walk or just taking it easy after strolling in other places are what these parks are for.

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  12. Oh yes, I remembered the horse riding there. I loved the cold weather there. Baguio is a nice place.

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  13. Nakaklukring talaga ang mga fink horseys na yan. Kakaiba talaga ang Baguio. Ahihihi.

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  14. Celebrated my 40th birthday by riding a pony at Wright Park. It was fun and a bit scary.:D
    I wished there's a park where the horses can run instead of walking on concrete streets.

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  15. @ wisiwib - thank for dropping by, beautiful place indeed.

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  16. @ alicesg - the cold weather and the fresh air makes Baguio a cool place.

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  17. @ malen - the caretakers said the horses where in no way mistreated or harmed when they are coloured. otherwise, animal activists may picket ion the park.

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  18. @ luna miranda - hmm. a ranch serves that purpose. let us just hope that these horses wear shoes in the concrete.

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