September 20, 2008

State-ly university trees

The Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines (U.P.) is the second largest campus of this state university system and its administrative seat. It also has some of the most magnificent acacia trees in Metro Manila. This is Roxas Avenue, where the Vargas Museum, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, and the College of Education are located. U.P. Diliman has made all the roads around its Sunken Garden one-way and set aside one lane for bicycles and joggers. Sundays, they close off these roads from all motor vehicles so it becomes a haven for families and athletes. PHOTO BY DOGBERRY

Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines - Diliman

15 comments:

Wayne said...

The more road closures and the more often the better. I'm glad to hear this is happening in Manila.

Thanks Hilda.

Eki Akhwan said...

It trully looks marvelous, quiet, shaddy wide road where we can walk, jog, and bike. It's an ideal campus environment. Only one university campus in Bandung I know has this ... Others are just too busy.

Thank you for your kind words and comment on my 100th post, Hilda.

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hemant said...

Hi,
It truly looks marvelous, quiet, shady wide road where we can walk, jog, and bike. Keep up the good work.

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Webradio said...

Bonjour Hilda !

Belle initiative pour les joggers et les familles. Tout le monde est tranquille...
Jolie photo !
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Hilda Hello !

Pretty initiative for joggers and families. Everyone is quiet ...
Nice photo !

Laurie said...

THis looks like a great spot to walk or bike!

hadeveyra said...

Maraming higad yung mga acacia na 'yan. (Talking from experience..)

angela said...

Looks like a pleasant, shady place to take some exercise. I like the idea of roads being closed from time to time. I happens here on the first Sunday of the month and everyone enjoys being outside without traffic..

Ken said...

Very beautiful. A dedicated lane for joggers and cyclists is such a good idea.

hilda, chipmunks aren't considered pests because they're so darn cute:)

HZDP said...

The trees look nice, and it seems we dont have the acacia trees in Hangzhou..
The students of that uni must be very lucky to have such a shady place to jog~

Jilly said...

So wonderful when cities retain their beautiful old trees. What a lovely wide road.

Tash said...

this is just lovely. a nice place for students to enjoy.

• Eliane • said...

Hmmm, I like acacias, they smell so good at night.