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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Birthday Celebrations, Part 1

I celebrated my birthday in advance today with my Daddy, brother and sis-in-law. We went to the La Mesa Eco Park in Fairview, Quezon City.

It's a mini-forest at the rim of the La Mesa Dam, which is the source of water for Metro Manila. Now maintained by a private organization called Bantay Kalikasan, the park has an orchidarium, a flower terraces, and a salt-water swimming pool.

It was also an opportunity to try my Nikon D40 outside the confines of our garden.

Our first stop was the flower terraces. Here you have to climb a hundred plus steps of stairs to get a view of the terraces.

On top of the stairs, you'll get a great view of the entire park.

Next, we went to see the Drilon Orchidarium.

We left the place before lunch. There were already a lot of families in the ground, some preparing their meals and barbeque, while others took their nap under the shade of the trees surrounding the park.

1 comment:

  1. wow, it must have been a perfect debut party for your new toy! im sure you had a blast shooting at all those flowers and foliage! cant wait for part 2.