National Artist for Visual Arts Ben Cabrera aka BenCab.
and she shoots only film.
Artist-photographer Liana spent many years in Baguio before settling down in London.
strawberry glow, untitled, the B&B reflected, tam-awan | quezon hill, reds, bencab, ohpoor!, typical baguio, punks!, the city of pines, walis, untitled, untitled, native headdress, anti-littering campaign, market life, she bowls, Untitled, a la maison — All photos by amazing lomo photographer golfpunkgirl via flickr.
I have vivid memories of one of my favorite cities in the world — Baguio City in Northern Philippines. The mountain city was designed by American planner and architect Daniel Burnham, designer of several popular US cities and buildings like the Flatiron in NY, during the American occupation in the country.
Baguio has gone through many facelifts, but it has remained to be one of the coolest spots to be in the Philippines. Cool mountain weather, the scent of pine trees, fresh veggies and fruits, native arts, good food for the epicureans, thrift shops, historical landmarks, Neo-Classical architecture and a hodgepodge of cultures make Baguio tick.
My most memorable childhood summer in Baguio… traveling with my mom and dad on a VW and staying at the Inn Rocio, which was new then. Forgetting my shoes at home made me sad, so the parents had to buy me a pair of Bata sneakers at the Tiong San Bazaar, the biggest department before SM invaded the city. With new shoes on, I was ready for the camera.
I spent a year in college at the St. Louis University. My eldest child, Martine, was planned in the City of Pines☺ We used to travel a lot to this city, almost once a month. Now that times are hard and we need to reduce our carbon footprint, I haven’t gone up over the past 4 years. Oh, how I miss beautiful Baguio!
Thanks to golfpunkgirl for capturing the heart of Baguio in photos.
Bottom image is from Blauearth’s collection Copyright © Blauearth™ ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
For this special post, I am featuring DakilangGinoo, a passionate artist I met on flickr. Visiting his interesting and inspiring photostream is one virtual experience — each and every work echoes his high level of imaginativeness and sensitivity.
It is with great honor and pleasure to have DG as a guest photographer on BlauEarth’s Blog…
More than meets the eye…
Shapes and Colors
Padre Burgos, “Champion of the Cause of the Filipino Clergy”
Baluarte (a theme park)
An oasis within the quaint city of Vigan…
Vigan by sundown
“Paglubog ng araw”
“Mga makulay na ilaw sa gitna ng dilim”
Through the heart of DG
On his recent 3-day Vigan visit, he notes…
“People are friendly, smiles galore. The place… seems like everything is so simple and nostalgic.
I just didn’t like the souvenir shops along Calle Crisologo — all the goods were strewn outside, and to some extent, it has lost its venerableness. I stayed in Grandpa’s Inn, nice hotel, food’s great, but I didn’t taste bagnet ‘coz I don’t eat pork. The local hot choco was a delightful wake up drink.”
Thank you, friend, for sharing a part of you!
Location: Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Text by Blauearth Copyright © Blauearth™ Photos by > DakilangGinoo < ©