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Minesview Market by ghikij Minesview Market by ghikij
The Minesview Market offers a diverse selection of tourist items and botanical plants to people who come and visit Minesview. In this photograph, I shot the plants aisle of this outdoor market. Orchids, rainforest plants and various type of cacti can be found here.

The orange flower necklaces that can be seen on the right hand side of the photograph are commonly called as "Everlasting" flowers because they take a very long time to wilt. They also have a scent that is reminiscent to potpourri.
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Are you a tourist or are you from the country? This pique my interest since I'm from Baguio.
ghikij Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was born and raised in Cavite so you could say I'm a tourist in that sense. I love Baguio and my family almost always go there whenever we visit the Philippines. You have a very nice city there. I adore the Botanical Gardens and all the colorful market places. So different than the low grounds.
Edi marunong kang magtagalog? Just curious. But if you prefer to type in English, I will try my best to type in English then.
Anyway, it is far much more different from the low lands. Cordillera in General really. I'm glad you liked our City despite of its flaws and stuff. It's not as good as it was before but then again, we're trying to maintain it's natural beauty. Also, I hope you enjoy the fact that it's legal to wear a Jacket in the middle of the day here. Haha. That's the most common thing visitors liked here. The feeling that they feel like they're in a foreign country, that is.
ghikij Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, yeah, I can speak tagalog. Although I prefer not to write/type in it because of all the "a"s, and I refuse to type in shortcuts, so English it is. I remember Baguio ten years ago (that's the earliest I remember going there) and there was this park teeming with life. Lots of children riding bikes and there were a lot of boats in the middle of a man-made lake. I don't remember what the place was called but I went there again a couple of years ago and it was dead. There were just street vendors and the boats were gone. I was very saddened.
Alright. English then.

Ah, I know what you're talking about. It's called Burnham Park. The authorities are trying to revive the lake since the water is freaking dirty. They added a skating rink there now to replace temporarily the boats. They just removed the boats temporarily so they could clean it I guess. Even though I'm from the place, I never really visit there more often since it is full of street vendors as you say and pickpockets are roaming around too.
ghikij Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, right right, Burnham Park. Yeah, it really should be revived since it used to be one of the highlights of the city. And, perhaps, they should also control the vendors a bit because they can be quite the nuisance, forcing park goers into buying when they don't want to.

In any case, I hope it does get revived. I'm sure it's part of a lot of people's childhood memories going to that park.
That is true. But if you'd visit again, I'd recommend the hot springs in Asin, the Grotto, the Crystal Cave, PMA, the strawberry farm and The Mansion. They are located outside the city but they are much more pleasant to visit than Minesview and Burnham Park.

Yes. Childhood memories, including ours.
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