21 April, 2011

M1370: Baguio Airport Postcard Update

The plane shown in the postcard is the Fokker F27 Friendship, which was designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. The airplane has a wingspan of 29 m, which is good for short runways like Loakan.


Loakan Airport

LOAKAN AIRPORT

Loakan Airport is known for the cliffs that drop vertically off both ends of the concave runway. Camp John Hay flanks the north, while the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) plateau to the south. Mt. Ugu (6,600 feet), Mt. Kabuyao (6,600 feet) and Mt. Santo Tomas (7,300 feet) loom beside the airport.

Traffic patterns are to the north only since high terrain blocks the airport tower’s view on the south. The airport had installed markers every 50 feet along the runway, with large black lettering on a white background telling pilots how many feet left until the end of the runway.

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M1370: Baguio Airport Postcard

SOURCES:
Real Hazards and Imagined Terrors
Part 46: There and Back Again

IMAGE SOURCE:
Loakan Airport Wikipedia Entry

17 April, 2011

M1362: Hilton Hotel Postcard Update

The Manila Hilton was formerly the location of the Episcopalian Cathedral of St. Mary and St. John on Isaac Peral (now United Nations Avenue).

Two architects were involved in this project, Carlos Arguelles and Welton Becket. Becket assigned Scollard Maas to do the interior. Almost every item of furniture or furnishings was made of native materials by Filipino workmen in designs done specifically for the hotel.

The hotel's restaurants and cocktail lounges include the Cafe Coquilla, Port Orient, Rotisserie, Barrio Hilton, and the cocktail lounges Sultana, Harana and 1571. The most famous venue at the Manila Hilton was the Top of the Hilton.

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M1362: Hilton Hotel Postcard

SOURCE:
The Manila Hilton of Memory

14 April, 2011

M1036: Bauang Beach Resort Postcard Update

The unnamed Bauang beach resort seen in the postcard below is the Cresta Ola, which was owned by the Joaquin family. It was famous in the late50s anf early 60's, and is now abandoned.

M1036: Bauang Beach Resort Postcard

Notice the diving platform between the two images. The image on the postcard is on the wrong side. I checked the resort in Google Map and the platform is found on the right side of the pool (as seen in the image below). I wonder what camera or style JMC Press used in manufacturing the postcards.

The now abandoned Cresta Ola Hotel Swimming Pool

11 April, 2011

Philippine Military Academy Postcard Update

The amphitheater at the Philippine Military Academy is said to have been designed by Jerry Tioaquen under the supervision of Col. Crisostomo Ramos, the Command Engineer in 1982. Locano Construction won the bid and built it.

The project was sponsored by PMA Class of '59. Its other function is to control the erosion in the area.

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Philippine Military Academy Postcard

06 April, 2011

Ford Hotel Montreal Postcard Upate

The 750-room Ford Hotel Montreal opened in 1930. The hotel is now an office buildingand referred to as 1425 René-Levesque Ouest. It also served as CBC-Radio-Canada Montreal headquarters from 1936 to the early seventies.

The former Ford Hotel was purchased by the CBC in September of 1948. It took two years to convert the hotel into CBC building complete with 26 modern radio studios and three for television, news rooms, recording rooms and large master control. The hotel was renamed the Radio-Canada Building when it opened on May 18, 1951.

The old Ford Hotel Montreal

SOURCES:
Ford Hotel Wikipedia Entry
CBFT-TV (Radio-Canada), Montreal, Société Radio-Canada

IMAGE SOURCE:
Le 1425, René-Levesque Ouest (Hotel Ford), images

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Ford Hotel Montreal Postcard

01 April, 2011

USNS Barrett (T-AP-196) Postcard Updates

The USNS Barrett postcard received a lot of comments from people who had sailed on it.

(1) from San Francisco to Vietnam in April 1968 for 3 months
(2) from San Francisco to Manila, and back to San Francisco in 1956
(3) from San Francisco to Honolulu in May 1954
(4) from San Francisco to Subic Bay, Philippines in 1962 for 32 days
(5) from the Philippines to the US (Guam to Pearl Harbor and then on to San Francisco) on April 19, 1957
(6) from Guam to San Francisco in in August 1957

Thank you so much to those who shared their experiences.

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USNS Barrett (T-AP-196) Postcard

27 March, 2011

M1337: Cuadros Filipinos Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows one of the dances in the "Cuadros Filipinos de Ayer y de Hoy," a festival of religious and secular practices in the Philippines after the arrival of the Spaniards.


The back of the postcard reads:
Marry-making is engaged in "Cuadros Filipinos" (Picture of Philippine Yesteryears). From FILIPINESCAS: Philippine Life, Legend and Lore in Dance.

M1337: Cuadros Filipinos Postcard

SOURCE:
The resurgence of a national dance treasure

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22 March, 2011

M1307: Underpass-Overpass Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows an underpass-overpass along the Taft Avenue. Also seen is the Old Congress Building or the Old Legislative Building, which was home to various legislative bodies of the Philippine government. It is currently home of the National Art Gallery of the National Museum of the Philippines.

The back of the postcard reads:
Underpass-Overpass, along Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines. Seen in the background is the Legislative Building, seat of the Philippine Government (sic).

M1307: Underpass-Overpass Postcard

17 March, 2011

M1019: Banawe Rice Terraces Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

This is another postcard showing the famous Banawe Rice Terraces.

The back of the postcard reads:
Banawe Rice Terraces
(8th Wonder of the World) Philippines

M1019: Banawe Rice Terraces Postcard

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16 March, 2011

M1009: Banawe Rice Terraces Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x5.5"
Postcard Type: View card
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

This is another postcard showing the famous Banawe Rice Terraces.

The back of the postcard reads:
Banawe Rice Terraces
Mountain Province, Philippines
An amazing and magnificent engineering feat by the Igorot tribes, built some 2,000 years ago and totalling (sic) over 1,200 miles in length. Considered as the eighth wonder of the world

M1009: Banawe Rice Terraces Postcard


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15 March, 2011

M171-85: Sicogon Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with blue border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the white sand beach of the 1,160.09-hectare Sicogon Island, the Boracay of the 70s and 80s. The island, which is part of the Higantes group of islands, is located at the north-westernmost part of Panay, but it is under the territorial jurisdiction of Carles, Iloilo.

The island was famous for its long coastline, said to be longer than Boracay’s 7-kilometer stretch, and was supposedly visited by Hollywood celebrities and rich sun lovers from around the world. It also used to have a private airstrip and a helipad, and facilities like cottages, swimming pools, and a wharf. The island is also famous for its coral reefs and giant clams, which can grow up to 4 feet in diameter.

M171-85: Sicogon Postcard

The resort owner defaulted on his loan in the 80s and the resort facility is now owned by the Philippine National Bank (PNB).

SOURCES:
Before Boracay, there was Sicogon
Iloilo Province Website: Sicogon Island

09 March, 2011

M170-85: Puerto Azul Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with blue border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the Puerto Azul Beach Resort located in the outskirts of Ternate town in Cavite on the southern entrance to Manila Bay and opposite the island of Corregidor. The resort nestles within a 3,300-hectare nature reserve.

The resort boasts verdant hills and forests, blue sea, and fine sand beaches. It houses the Puerto Azul Beach Hotel and the Puerto Azul Beach and Country Club, with the golf course designed by Gary Player and Ron Kirby and completed in 1978.

M170-85: Puerto Azul Postcard

SOURCE:
Puerto Azul Beach Resort

04 March, 2011

M168-85: Daranak Falls Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with green border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the Daranak Falls, a 14-meter high falls located in Brgy. Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal. The falls is government-owned and part of the Laguna watershed. It opens daily at 8:00 A.M. and closes at 5:00 PM, and has picnic huts, tables and sheds.

The back of the postcard reads:
Daranak Falls located in Tanay, Rizal is fast becoming a favorite tourist spot for swimming, hiking, or picnic.

M168-85: Daranak Falls Postcard

The falls has been a favorite location shooting area of most local TV series like Mulawin, Encantadia and Panday.

SOURCE:
Daranak Falls, Rizal

28 February, 2011

M167-85: Mt. Mayon Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with blue border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the Mayon Volcano or Mount Mayon in Albay, which is famous for its "perfect cone." Local folklore refers the volcano as Bulkang Magayon (Bikol for Beautiful Volcano).

Mayon is an active stratovolcano and is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, having erupted over 49 times in the past 400 years.

M167-85: Mt. Mayon Postcard

TRIVIA:
First recorded major eruption - 1616
Most destructive eruption - February 1, 1814 - buried the town of Cagsawa (2,200 people perished)
Longest uninterrupted eruption - June 23, 1897 which lasted for seven days of raining fire

SOURCE:
Mayon Volcano Wikipedia Entry

23 February, 2011

M165-85: Paoay Church Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with green border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

This is another postcard showing the
St. Augustine Church (most popularly known as "Paoay Church") in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. The Paoay Church was declared a National Treasure by then President Ferdinand Marcos and was inscribed into the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1993.

M165-85: Paoay Church Postcard

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22 February, 2011

M163-85: Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with brown border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

This is another postcard showing the famous Bamboo Organ in the Parish Church of St. Joseph in Las Piñas City. Fr. Diego Cera de la Virgen del Carmen began his work on the organ in 1816 and it was completed in 1824.

The back of the postcard reads:
Built in 1924 [sic], the world renowned Bamboo Organ can be seen and heard in the Church of Las Pinas which is located south of Metro Manila.

M163-85: Las Pinas Bamboo Organ Postcard

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21 February, 2011

M162-85: Corregidor Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with brown border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

This is another postcard showing the Battery Way in the island of Corregidor.

The back of the postcard reads:
Corregidor is a Second World War fortress guarding Manila Bay. It is now a historical monument to the gallant men who fought and died there.

M162-85: Corregidor Postcard

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20 February, 2011

M160-85: Vintas Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with blue border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows colorful vintas, as well as an old cannon overlooking the sea.

The back of the postcard reads:
The colorful sails of a vinta greets visitors to the southern city of Zamboanga

M160-85: Vintas Postcard

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19 February, 2011

M159-85: Cultural Center of the Philippines Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with brown border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Main Building or the Tanghalang Pambansa, and the fountain.

CCP houses four theaters (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo or the CCP Main Theater, Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino or hte Little Theater, Tanghalang Huseng Batute or the Studio Theater, and Tanghalang Manuel Conde or the Dream Theater); a museum of ethnographic exhibits and a changing exhibit of Philippine art or ethnography, galleries, and a library on Philippine art and culture.

M159-85: Cultural Center of the Philippines Postcard

HISTORY
At a Cebu proclamation rally
for her husband in September 1965, Imelda Marcos expressed her desire to build a national theater. In March 12, 1966, by Presidential Proclamation No. 20, 17 hectares of reclaimed land by the edge of Manila Bay are decreed as the site of the envisioned Cultural Center. Formal ground breaking ceremonies were held on April 17, 1966.

In July 25, 1966, Executive Order No. 30 was signed to create the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) "for the purpose of preserving and promoting Philippine culture in all its varied aspects."


The Php50 million center was designed by Leandro V. Locsin and was finished after three years.
The center inaugurated on September 8, 1969 with California Governor and Mrs. Ronald Raegan as guests.

SOURCES:
Cultural Center of the Philippines Wikipedia Entry
Cultural Center of the Philippines | Timelime
Cultural Center of the Philippines Website

15 February, 2011

M156-85: Manila Bay Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with red border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the Manila Bay and the stretch of 7.6-km Roxas Boulevard at dusk. You can find along the boulevard hotels, a yacht club, restaurants, park, the CCP complex, government buildings, embassies, and museums.

Roxas Boulevard stretches from Ermita towards Pasay City. It was once known as Harrison Boulevard until 1915 when it was renamed Dewey Boulevard, the American Commodore who destroyed the Spanish Navy during the 1898 Battle of Manila Bay. After World War II, it was renamed Roxas Boulevard after the first president of the post-war Republic, Manuel A. Roxas.

M156-85: Manila Bay Postcard

SOURCE:
Daluyan: A Historical Dictionary of the Streets of Manila, p. 94, National Historical Institute, 1994

10 February, 2011

M152-85: Pagsanjan Falls Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with green border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

This is another postcard of the 393-ft Pagsanjan Falls or the Magdapio Falls.

The back of the postcard reads:
Precise paddle strokes and sure-footed kicks propel native dugouts up towards Pagsanjan Falls. The fast return through the same river rapids is heart-stopping.

M152-85: Pagsanjan Falls Postcard

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09 February, 2011

M147-85: Philippine International Convention Center Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with blue border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the 3,175 sq.m. Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The Hall has hosted the annual Awards Night of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS), the Philippine equivalent of the Oscars.

The back of the postcard reads:
The Plenary Hall is the most impressive of four modules at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). It can easily sit 4,000 delegates during international conferences.

M147-85: Philippine International Convention Center Postcard

05 February, 2011

M146-85: Philippine International Convention Center Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with brown border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the stunning main lobby of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). Seen as well in the postcard are the chandeliers and the grand staircase. The chandeliers are made of metal tubes in varying lengths with light bulbs at the end. Numerous paintings can also be seen across the hallways, paintings of Jose Joya, Ang Kiukok and Manuel Baldemor.

M146-85: Philippine International Convention Center Postcard

If you look closer at the bottom of the chandeliers near the staircase, there are two portrait paintings - those of then-President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda Marcos (the portrait below). I was able to find online "the" Imelda's painting (or a reproduction perhaps) but not that of the late president. The portrait (288.53 cm x 171.45 cm) was done in 1977 by Basuki Abdullah, an Indonesian painter.

Imelda Marcos Portrait

The convention center, with more than 70,000 square meters of floor area, was designed by Leandro Locsin and was built on a reclaimed land. The construction started in November 1974 and was finished in 1976 in time for the opening of the 1976 World Bank-International Monetary Fund meeting on September 5th.

The Philippine International Convention Center is Asia’s first international convention center.

Philippine International Convention Center

SOURCES:
Living la Vida Imelda
Museum of the Filipino People
Philippine International Convention Center Wikipedia Entry
Philippine International Convention Center Website

31 January, 2011

M145-85: Cebu-Mactan Bridge Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with orange border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

This is another postcard of the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge or The First Mactan-Mandaue Bridge, which connects the Cebu and Mactan. The Marcelo Fernan Bridge was built to decongest the traffic from the first bridge.

The back of the postcard reads:
Cebu-Mactan Bridge is a vital link in the commerce and industry of these two vibrant islands.

M145-85: Cebu-Mactan Bridge Postcard

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26 January, 2011

M144-85: Cebu Beach Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with blue border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows one of the many white sand beaches that Cebu offers to beach lovers. The postcard, however, did not mention the name of the island or the beach.

Cebu is one of the many island provinces in the Philippines, and is surrounded by 167 smaller islands. Thus, Cebu offers the best beaches in the country like those found in Moalboal, Nalusuan, Badian, Mactan, Bantayan, Malapascua, Olango and the Camotes Islands (Pacijan island, Poro island, Ponson island and Tulang island).

The back of the postcard reads:
Cebu and its neighboring island of Mactan contain many beautiful beaches with facilities ranging from deluxe to idyllic.

M144-85: Cebu Beach Postcard

20 January, 2011

M143-85: Cebu Guitars Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with red border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows Cebu's handcrafted guitars, one of the popular products of the province, aside from lechon (suckling pig), and dried mangoes and fish.

The seat of the guitar making industry in Cebu is in Mactan Island, particularly Maribago in Lapu-Lapu City. One can also visit the guitar stores at the Quezon National Highway in Lapu-Lapu City, and in Lincoln Street near the Carbon Market district. Famous guitar makers are the families of the Alegre, Lumanog, Malingin, and the three sisters Lilang, Susing, Celia.

Guitars are made of various kinds of soft and hard woods, from nangka (jackfruit) to the more prized naga (narra) and kamagong (ebony). These may come attractively decorated or inlaid with shell.

The back of the postcard reads:
Cebu is noted for excellent craftsmen especially in the making of inexpensive native and Spanish guitars.

M143-85: Cebu Guitars Postcard

HISTORY
Gitara or kitara (from the Spanish guitarra) is actually a Spanish introduction. The guitar industry began in Cebu when the Spanish friars needed to repair the guitars they were using. At that time, guitars usually came from Mexico. Instead of waiting, the friars hired people from Opon village in Mactan Island to make new guitars and repair the ones they had.

The making of Cebu guitars

Making a guitar involves seven steps:
(1) The craftsmen selects the wood which may be of two kinds: hard (almasiga, narra, agot-agot) or soft (palo china, nangka).
(2) One of the seven are chosen: ukulele boy 22.5 in; SPanish guitar 39 in; or any of the types with stylizes shoulder-twist 36 in; cut-away 39 in; striated 38 inches; classic 37 in.
(3) Craftsman cuts the wood and fashions the frame, mostly with a chisel.
(4) Next comes the parts, nine in all: arched top (pala, machine heads (liso), nut (sihas), fingerboard (apurro or brazo), frets (tratse), strings (koldas), shoulder (abaga), sound hole (baba), and bridge (puente or bangil).
(5) The front and back parts are joined together and tied with rope.
(6) The handle is attached and dried in the sun for two or three days, before the (7) final varnishing.


SOURCES:
World's finest guitars- Cebu guitars
The Land of Guitars
Cebu’s Famous Guitars
Guitar Making, pp. 94-95, Cebu: A Places For All Seasons by Joyce Garcia Dizon; Bookmark, Inc.

17 January, 2011

M141-85: Banaue Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with green border
Printed by: JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City

Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

Here is another postcard of the famous Banaue Rice Terraces, which I was lucky to visit last May.

M141-85: Banaue Postcard

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16 January, 2011

M138-85: Lion's Head Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with green border
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the Lion's head in Camp 6 along Kennon Road.

The head was originally a limestone boulder which, some people noticed, had a shape of a male lion's head with a mane. Luis L. Lardizabal, then Baguio City mayor and Lion's Club governor, conceptualized the idea of carving the boulder and making it an actual lion's head, proclaiming the presence of the Lion's Club in the City.

The work started in 1968, but was stopped the next year. When Robert Webber took over the project in the early 70's, he hired Reynaldo Lopez Nanyac, woodcarver of the Ifugao tribe, to finish the job. He finished the 40-foot high Lion's head in 1972.

The back of the postcard reads:
Visitors to the Philippine Summer Capital, Baguio City, are greeted by an enormous Lion's Head carved from solid rock.

Then - M138-85: Lion's Head Postcard

As you might notice, the head was repainted several times from gold-black to white and brown to yellow. It now has its original gold-black colors, as seen below.

Now - Lion's Head

SOURCES:
Lion's Head
Lion’s Head in Baguio City
Image - Baguio Lion & Kennon Road zig-zag

12 January, 2011

M137-85: Wright Park Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with green border
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows the Wright Park (pony area) which was named after Governor Luke E. Wright who gave Daniel Burnham orders to build Baguio as a recreational facility for American soldiers and civilians.

What makes Wright Park famous are the "Pool of Pines" that fronts the main gate of The Mansion and the Riding Circle (which is actually a triangle). One can hire horses and enjoy horseback ride around the area, and can take you along South Drive, the Mines View Park area or to Outlook Drive.

The back of the postcard reads:
Wright Park. Cool weather and recreational facilities to horseback riding to golf makes
Baguio City the country's ideal summer capital


M137-85: Wright Park Postcard

SOURCE:
Wright Park

08 January, 2011

M136-85: Burnham Park Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with green border
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

The postcard shows Burnham Park Lagoon in Baguio City. The park was named after Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846-1912), the American architect and urban planner who designed the original plan for the city.

Burnham Park has 12 cluster areas:
(1) Burnham Lagoon - the man-made lake where one can rent boats
(2) Children's Playground
(3) Skating Rink
(4) Rose Garden with a bust of Daniel Burnham
(5) Orchidarium
(6) Igorot Garden
(7) Melvin Jones Grandstand
(8) Athletic Bowl
(9) Picnic Grove
(10) Japanese Peace Tower
(11) Pine Trees of the World
(12) Sunshine Park

The back of the postcard reads:
Burnham Park. Cool weather and recreational facilities from boating to golf
makes Baguio City the country's ideal summer capital.

M136-85: Burnham Park Postcard

02 January, 2011

M135-85: Bridal Veil Falls Postcard

Postcard Size: 4"x6"
Postcard Type: View card with green border
Printed by:
JMC Press, Inc., Quezon City
Purchased at Goodwill Bookstore

This a-site-to-behold waterfall can be found along Kennon Road, a few kilometers from the Benguet-La Union boundary. Some believe that the falls got its name from the fact that the water that surges down into the pool below resembles a bridal veil.

The back of the postcard reads:
Bridal Veil Falls is the first of many beautiful waterfalls motorists find
driving through Kennon Road of Baguio City.


M135-85: Bridal Veil Falls Postcard