BenCab Museum turned out to be a fine art refuge one rainy afternoon we were vacationing in Baguio City. Many tourists were visiting the museum that day, famous undeniably for the name it carries. Named after celebrated national artist Ben Cabrera, this art gallery provides a friendly maze for exploring not only the artworks of BenCab, but also of other artists, both the well-known and those still establishing a name. Continue reading BenCab Museum, Baguio City
A splendid Baguio morning for me would be waking up very early, breathing the cool air outside, knowing that I’m far from Manila for a while, having a walk at Burnham Park or at some quiet place, and then getting breakfast at Café by the Ruins. It would be forgivable to forgo the waking up early part, but dear me, not the breakfast at Café by the Ruins. Continue reading Café by the Ruins, Baguio City
Art enthusiasts vacationing in Baguio City ought to treat themselves to a visit to the artsy house of Peter Pinder at Km.8 Asin Road. Peter specializes in fiberglass sculptures and his artworks can be seen right from the roadside and the gate, up to every corner of his house.
The place is not easy to find. There are no markers, no signs along the road. But people still strive to find this great, relaxing place in Tiaong, Quezon Province.
There’s good food, zen-like garden, and of course, pretty pottery items. It’s a long drive from Manila, but it’s worth it.
Occasionally, Ugu gives pottery and cooking lessons. It’s an ideal place for people wishing to de-stress on a weekend.
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