February 12, 2014

Travel Photo: The Burnham Lagoon

Hello everyone! Today I will be featuring a photograph I took while having a Compassion project in one of the very famous parks in the Philippines.

Where in the world is this?

This is just one of the many wonderful sights in Burnham Park, one of the best known parks in the country. It is situated at the heart of the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio City. In this photograph, you will see the park's man-made lake which the local people named as the Burnham Lagoon. The park also consists of the Children's Playground, Skating Rink, Rose Garden, Orchidarium, Igorot Garden, Melvin Jones Grandstand, Athletic Bowl, Picnic Grove, the Japanese Peace Tower, Pine Trees of the World, and Sunshine Park. The park was named after Daniel Hudson Burnham, an American architect and urban planner, who also made the original plan for the city of Baguio.

Personally, Burnham Park is one of the many well-known parks I want to visit. And my wish came true when the One Year in Mission- SSD team went to Baguio City for compassion projects, classes, and tour.

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood... Make big plans, aim high in hope and work. -Daniel Hudson Burnham

Have you been to Baguio City or have you strolled around Burnham Park? How was it? Please share your experiences here by leaving a comment below!