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Enjoying the Details at Baguio City's Orchidarium

I was ready for a change of scenery after shooting Baguio City’s Panagbenga Festival. It was beautiful but chaotic; I was stressed out and almost wished I didn’t bring my cameras along. I think I would’ve enjoyed it better if I simply watched the whole thing without shooting a single image.

Flower Galore at Baguio City's OrchidariumAs the street dancing moved towards the city bowl, we gravitated towards the opposite direction. I just wanted to get away from the maddening crowd; I didn’t imagine Baguio City can be as cramped as this. H said she wanted to see some flowers and I immediately knew where to go, to Burnham Park’s Orchidarium we went.

Fresh Dew at Baguio City's OrchidariumI have previously written about the Orchidarium before, so I wouldn’t really delve much into details about the place. I like the fact that not many people really know about it so it wasn’t as crowded as the other areas in the city.

Sunny Flowers at Baguio City's OrchidariumIn complete contrast to the stressful festival shoot, which is a first for me by the way, photographing flowers is simply relaxing. I’m not really a flower-shooter kind of photographer but I have to say that it does make you slow things down and appreciate the details of your subject.

Zen at Baguio City's OrchidariumWe couldn’t have picked a better place after the chaos of the Panagbenga Festival. Burnham Park’s Orchidarium was absolutely perfect in soothing my frayed nerves after experiencing Baguio City’s premier fiesta for the first time. I got my own quiet flower festival right here. Zen!



Baguio-Location-Map3_thumbBurnham Park Orchidarium
Address: Shanum Street, Burnham Park, Baguio City
Open Hours: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Entrance Fee: Free
 

GPS Coordinates: 16.410846,120.592718
Click to view location on Google Maps



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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Saturday, February 23, 2013

10 comments:

  1. nung isang araw lang naisip ko tong lugar na to. :D and i agree, there's something about flowers that's so calming.

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  2. 'Liked the first shot, sayang walang orchids... Are there still many flowers in bloom in Baguio now?

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    1. There were orchids Ian, di ko lang pinicturan since I didn't find them interesting enough haha.. Sorry :P

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  3. I didn't even know there is an orchidarium in Baguio, but given its climate, I shouldn't be surprised. My husband and I should visit it next time we go up. Sorry to hear about your frayed nerves at the festival. I've always wanted to see the street dancing (and not just in Baguio), but I hate crowds so I've never really pushed it.

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    1. Same here Hilda, I really don't like heavy crowds, kaya lang sayang kasi di pa ko nakapanuod ng Panagbenga

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  4. these photographs look professional. you should do it for a career, or at least submit it in art exhibits in your area. it looks like a botanical garden of exotic and beautiful flowers.

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  5. me no like flowers... parang magkakamukha lang sila sakin. hahaha. ang harsh?!

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    1. Ang harsh nga! Hehe kanya kanyang trip lang yan shempre :)

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