October 28, 2010

Open wide!

Another childhood favorite in the playground at the Rizal Park is this hippo. My sister, cousins and I felt like we were on top of the world when we were sitting in his open mouth. Now, I don't think I'd even fit in the tunnel in his chest. I think he needs a (paint) bath too—he looks like he's been wallowing in the mud for too long.

hippo playhouse in the Rizal Park's children's playground

17 comments:

Jacob said...

A little hosing down would be good for him...and hippos love water (or so I've been told).

He looks a bit frightening...I wonder if any kids are afraid of him.

Isn't it fun to relive some childhood memories - at least the good times?

ρομπερτ said...

How impressive a sight ! Can't wait for winter to end and to return to the playground with me son.

Please have a good Thursday you all.

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Olivier said...

photo culte ;o) elle est impressionnante

stevevhan said...

Um, hello there. I've been here too. I just wonder if my bayad pa diyan?ahahaha. I am planning to come back ther again, the go in that playground:)

Dina said...

That would be an unusual temporary job to get--washing the hippo.

Steffe said...

I'm sure you would fit in. Go for it!

James Mark said...

Hip! Hip! Hooray! I thought I'd look you up during my luchtime to be sure of getting a word in! It certainly is impressive and I can imagine some children being a little intimidated. Thanks once again for your visits!

brattcat said...

hilda, this is such a pleasure revisiting childhood adventures with you.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Hilda, I also agree with brattcat words, and my daughter loves so much Hippos, she has "un hippo en peluche", it's adorable!
Hugs
Léia

Halcyon said...

Reminds me of something you'd see on the jungle cruise in Disney World!

Lois said...

He sure is cute Hilda!

RedPat said...

Looks like a wonderful playground!

George said...

What a great place to play. At first I thought that was supposed to be mud on his back, but now I agree with you that he needs a new paint job.

AB said...

He looks like he has seen a few years but - amazingly after all the kids climbing on him - he still has some teeth

ramy_v said...

Great idea for a theme. Thanks for your recollections.

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Costea Andrea Mihai said...

:) beautiful place for children!

JM said...

This is great! Even muddy! :-)