June 7, 2011

Artist's paradise

Philippine National Artist for Visual Arts Benedicto Cabrera, BenCab, settled in Baguio City in 1986 after living in London since 1969. His current home and studio is located a few kilometers away from the city, in the town of Tuba.

the home of BenCab


Beside his home is the BenCab Museum, a repository of the artist's varied collections, with one floor dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art by emerging Filipino artists.

the BenCab Museum


BenCab's house and museum are located on the slopes of a ridge, at the bottom of which is a rocky stream, which he has harnessed to naturally water his garden and organic farm, and even to create a pond. Benguet's elevation, the stream and the ridge collude to create a perpetual fog in the area, and the sound of running water is the perfect background for an artist creating and a mortal appreciating.

the garden and farm of BenCab

9 comments:

Olivier said...

de magnifiques paysages sous la brume, surtout la deniere qui est sublime avec ce petit pont

Luna Miranda said...

i've always wanted BenCab's gallery in Baguio. but when i'm n Baguio, i just sleep, read n bed and sleep again. *LOL*

how are you? good to see you back in the blogosphere.

Kaori said...

Ooh, could be a setting for a mystery novel, too! Great photo from above!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

This place looks cool and relaxing.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Hilda,
It's a brilliant set of pictures, love them all, specially the first one!
Léia

Jacob said...

What an amazing place. I would love to visit there. And your photos are superb! The fog is so mysterious...

Photo Cache said...

been reading about this place from many diff bloggers. a must see eh?

JM said...

I want a yard like this one! :-) It's so beautiful!

Francisca said...

I like your moody shots, Hilda, but if the fog/clooud was any thicker, you'd not see a thing... like the last time I drove up to Banaue! My mother never did get to see any rice terraces.