Thursday, September 23, 2010

Skywatch#47 Kennon Road, Baguio

It's the shortest route going to Baguio City from the lowlands especially Manila but for travelers who cannot take the stomach churning zigzag roads, Kennon Road could be the most torturous.

I grew up quite curious about this road as my mother kept mentioning that it was the scariest road she'd ever been. There was no choice because back then, it was the only way up going Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines. Finished in 1903, it was once considered as a summer haven for American expats escaping the scorching summer days. Baguio has now evolved into one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. Consequently, Kennon Road is now just one of the three major roads going up Baguio.

When we got to the Kennon Road's viewpoint, fogs covered the undulating mountains. I could barely see the zigzag roads and the famous giant Lion Head monument. In a little while though, the fogs cleared up and the wet winding roads became visible like winding ribbons.

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fickleinpink September 23, 2010 at 6:10 PM  

Never been to Baguio, though I hope to visit soon!

Beautiful skies.

I love your blog and I decided to follow!

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Sylvia K September 23, 2010 at 6:47 PM  

It does look like a scary road! But such beautiful skies you've captured! Marvelous! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Marites!


The Write Girl September 23, 2010 at 6:50 PM  

What a beautiful sky and winding road...lovely sky shot. Thanks for sharing the sky in Baguio City.

Hilda September 23, 2010 at 7:47 PM  

It's pretty but I'd rather avoid Kennon altogether! Too many accidents. :(

Have a wonderful weekend!

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ September 23, 2010 at 8:08 PM  

When we went to Baguio,we used Marcos Hi-way instead.

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