October 19, 2010

Huge

The Quirino Grandstand at the Rizal Park is traditionally where the presidents of the Philippines take their oath of office and deliver their first address to the nation. It is named after our 6th president, Elpidio Quirino, who served from 1948 to 1953. With a 10-hectare grassy field in front of it, the Quirino Grandstand has been the venue of many important cultural, religious and political events.

Quirino Grandstand


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20 comments:

Halcyon said...

What a beautiful tree! It looks so big and fluffy.

Babooshka said...

The tree just dominates the scene. Such a open place for an investiture.

EG Wow said...

It must be nice to live in a place where the weather is often nice enough to hold many cultural, religious and political events. That tree is big enough to provide lots of shade.

Misalyn said...

it really looks huge! You reminded me of your "Cloudzilla" post :)

Photo Cache said...

I'm glad you took it from this angle. I can't remember seeing this part of the grandstand. Thanks.

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☺lani☺ said...

Huge tree in the middle in a huge field! Missing manila :)

Happy Tuesday!

brattcat said...

If you hadn't shot the tree with the crowds beneath it I would have had no idea how enormous it was. Well done.

Sylvia K said...

That is an awesome tree! And your photo is superb! What a great place to hold such important events and how lovely that your weather cooperates!!! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

George said...

The tree is huge -- and beautiful.

Lily Hydrangea said...

it seems fitting that there should be such a monumental tree standing in front of such an important building.

Bergson said...

étonnant cet arbre !
ne gène t il pas ?

eileeninmd said...

A wonderful photo and I love the big tree. Thanks for sharing part of yoru world.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful tree and story! :)
Léia

bertN said...

What kind of tree is that? I don't remember if that tree was already there when I was a kid.

Lois said...

I do love that tree!

Hilda said...

Bert:
I'm sorry, but I don't know. I'm absolutely useless with plant identification!

Ebie said...

With its vast and open space, it could well accommodate lots of spectators!

EG Wow said...

Hi Hilda,
I'm back again to give you a link to a video that explains the cranberry harvest. :) The cranberries grow at the bottom of the bog and are being scooped up by the machine.

The video is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzQ7mC5yBPc

JM said...

Love lone trees in a landscape. Great find, Hilda!cylgenc

Francisca said...

A good choice for My World. Can't say I've ever been there for any event, though.