Baguio Adventure Day 4: At the Mansion and Wright Park

Lei and I finally reached our last stop on our fourth day in Baguio. These are the gates of The Mansion. The Mansion was built in 1908 to serve as the official summer residence of U.S. Governor-Generals at the instance of Governor-General William Cameron Forbes. It now serves as the holiday home and working office for each President of the Philippines during his or her visits to Baguio. (From Wikipedia)

The Mansion's Gates by israelv
The Mansion’s Gates, a photo by israelv on Flickr.

After posing in front of the gates, we were now posing inside the gates and with the actual Mansion on the background. We noticed immediately a new addition to the Mansion’s grounds and that is the huge yellow ribbon underneath The Mansion sign.

The Mansion by israelv
The Mansion, a photo by israelv on Flickr.

Just across the street is Wright Park. Named after Luke Edward Wright, he served as Governor-General of the Philippines between 1904 and 1906 and also as U.S. Secretary of War from 1908 to 1909. Gov. Wright was also the architect of the shallow elongated rectangular man-made pool of water known as the “Pool of Pines”. (From Wikipedia)

Reflections by israelv
Reflections, a photo by israelv on Flickr.

While strolling hand in hand along the Pool of Pines, we caught sight of a horse feeding quietly beside a tree.

Caught in the Horse's Mouth by israelv
Caught in the Horse’s Mouth, a photo by israelv on Flickr.

There were quite a number of tall trees around the area and here was one of them. Or were these actually two trees?

A long way up! by israelv
A long way up!, a photo by israelv on Flickr.

More pictures of Wright Park in the next post!

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2 thoughts on “Baguio Adventure Day 4: At the Mansion and Wright Park

  1. If you actually look into the water at the man made pool, the water in it is so filthy dirty, greenish yellow, I wonder how the fish even survives in it?!!! hope they can figure something out to clean the pool. Looks nice when you point your camera on a different angle, but it does not change the fact that the water in the pool is still nasty.

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