|La Trinidad's New Attraction|
La Trinidad's newest attraction is bursting with colors. Painted with the colors of rainbow and more, a clump of concrete houses in Barangay Balili in La Trinidad, Benguet turned into a huge, vibrant work of art. A place collectively called "Stobosa" (Stonehill, Botiwtiw and Sadjap located strategically between Baguio and La Trinidad were painted in various colors and patterns, as somehow inspired by the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Some facts. Jordan Mang-osan, a popular Igorot artist from the Cordilleras led a team of Tam-awan artists in painting the houses as if it were one big mural. The team paid homage to what they claimed to be the area's origins as a mountain of sunflowers and limestone rock formations. Davies Paints provided environment-friendly paints for the project, while the local government gave paintbrushes and other necessary materials.
Here are some photos I have taken from the colorful place:
|Flowers and Painted Houses|
|Creek and Colors|
|Red and Blue|
Stobosa is located within the boundaries of Baguio and La Trinidad. You can ride any jeepney that is bound for La Trinidad. It is about a 5 minute walk from the Bell Tower.