Quezon Memorial Circle (mini-post) – February 5, 2012
This isn’t going to be a full-blown blog post. Just a few pics and comments. Maybe I’ll do something more comprehensive soon.
It was such a nice sunny morning, I went to the Quezon Memorial Circle today with my dog Bruno for a morning walk.
The Quezon Memorial Circle is abbreviated QCMC on street signs around the circle. When I first saw them, what came to mind was “Quezon City Memorial Center”.
It’s been a while since I’ve been to the Circle during the early morning. In fact it’s been a while in general. I used to bike around and in the circle a bit but walking around gives you a different perspetive. You see the hustle and bustle of folks going about their Sunday morning exercise routines and you get to notice the interactions that take place.
The most important thing to remember is that with all the people that do go to the Circle on Sundays. Parking could be a challenge. I was lucky on the second lot I tried. But in general the lots get pretty filled (for P15, not bad).
The Circle is Quezon City’s version of Luneta. It is that place which fills up on Sundays with folks and families for all sorts of activities. Running, badminton, biking, aerobics, picnics, and in my case… dog walking.
What I found most interesting and amusing is that all around a paved area around the fountain you will see hundreds of people doing aerobics in response to the lively music being played on the loud speakers. I guess it’s the Filipino version of that scene where you see Chinese folks doing Tai Chi (albeit this is much less quiet).
Ultimately the park itself is alive with all sorts of activity.
As for me, I was too engrossed with my dog walking to really enjoy the place.
From a photographic standpoint, I only had my Camera Phone with me. Perhaps a more comprehensive post of the park with all its activities and amenities is in order. It is actually quite a fascinating place.
Wikipedia post on The Circle for historical reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quezon_Memorial_Circle
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