Baguio City, Benguet
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27 February 2010
It was around 9PM when I reached the bus terminal from Makati City. The ticket I had was for the 11:20PM trip, so I really waited quite a long time. There were a lot of people traveling to Baguio for the Panagbenga Festival, and even if I had to wait nearly two and a half hours, I wasn't really bored because there was a television providing entertainment.
I reached Baguio City around 5AM. Even if I was alone for this trip, I wasn't worrying at all because I already knew I had somewhere to go to - the Cathedral. I am happy that the church opens quite early in the morning - not only do I have a shelter for a few hours, I could also start my day with prayers of gratitude.
Entrance. Since Panagbenga Festival is all about flowers, even the cathedral was decorated with flowers. These were not Artificial flower actually, they were as real as real can be. It looked good, eh?
The whole city was covered with flowers, and it was rare to find Artificial plant in the area, but there were a few vases in the cathedral with artificial flowers, too.
Indigo Sky. Saying my prayers, I made my way out of the cathedral so I could take some pictures. Part of the beauty of the cathedral was to see it while sky changed its color. There is beauty in indigo sky, and I for one am a fan of it.
Light Purple to Deep Pink. A picture I took before leaving the grounds. I just love mornings! I know it's difficult to see the actual sunrise from here, but seeing different hues in the sky was already enough for me.
I took the stairs along Session Road to find a place for the Panagbenga Festival grand street parade. It was still very early for the parade, I know, but pretty soon I know the whole stretch of Session Road will be covered with people, I really have to find the most perfect place I could find. :)
*** Jenn ***