Monday, April 4, 2011

Wandering Back in Time: The Old Globe in Rizal Park

I was browsing through old photos in the house last night (old-fashioned browsing: hard bound photo albums) when I saw a picture of my mother back in the '70's. She was with her friend (sorry, forgot to ask the name) in front of the old big globe in Rizal Park.

I remember seeing that globe when I was a kid back in the late '80's (now your getting clues to my age), it was as awesome looking as it is in the picture but it was still a sight to behold. There was the old skating rink around it and many park goers would have their picture taken in front of the humongous globe.

Of course the globe and the skating rink are both gone and has been replaced by the statue of Lapu-Lapu (the hero of Mactan). After seeing the two photos, no offense to Lapu-Lapu, I kinda wish that the globe is still there.

This is the Wandering Lion signing off. Peace.


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