Her acknowledging, that she is from my City, makes me so so so happy. I don’t know her, I just read the article from Yahoo! , and it makes me grateful and say, ” marami pa pala akong dapat ika-proud sa city ko”.
Internationally acclaimed photographer Yen Baet has seen the world and has taken breathtaking shots of it. Now she wants to take Filipinos on a trip around the world with her.
The full-blooded Filipina artist who is now based in London is coming home for her first exhibit in the Philippines, which will feature travel photos for which she earned global fame.
The exhibit dubbed “The Prize-Winning Photographs of Yen Baet” will open on June 22 at the Holy Angel University in Angeles City, Pampanga.
It will take Pinoys as far as Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Peru and Thailand. But it will also include a breathtaking sunrise scene shot from Taal Lake.
Baet, who was born in Ozamis City in Misamis Occidental, is a self-taught photographer whose work has bagged awards in international competitions.
These include the top prizes in National Geographic’s “Exceptional Experiences” and “My Thailand, My Story” photo competitions in 2011, among many others.
Baet’s work has also been featured in several photography magazines, travel books, calendars, catalogues and websites all over the world.
Strolled around Cagayan de Oro City one (hot) Saturday afternoon, and took photos of some famous corners.
VICENTE DE LARA PARK
The park is located in front of the Provincial Capitol Building and is now named after a Provincial Governor, Vicente de Lara. Recently renovated, it has become a favorite place for people to jog and have an evening stroll, Its obelisk monument honors the Filipino soldiers who died in Philippine wars and conflict. SOURCE: http://cdoguide.com/sights/attractions/vicente-de-lara.html
TRIBUTE TO THE SLAIN MEMBERS OF THE PRESS MONUMENT
SCULPTOR Eduardo Castrillo will have his first monument in Mindanao. Titled Suppressing the voice of the people, a tribute to the slain members of mass media, it will rise at the De Lara Provincial Capitol Park in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental. The monument, over five meters tall, is Castrillo’s statement to press freedom. It is a project of Governor Oscar Moreno and the provincial board of Misamis Oriental. For more than four decades, Castrillo has been creating his Historical and Cultural Legacy series of monuments all over the country. Some of these commemorate historical events, while others uphold Filipino values that reflect the valor of the race. Castrillo often donates his artist’s fee and makes the various provinces pay only for cost of materials and labor. SOURCE: http://libre.com.ph/features/featured-articles/1206-monument-for-press-freedom
THE HERITAGE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL MONUMENT
A monument honoring the rich cultural heritage of Misamis Oriental Province. Located within the Vicente de Lara Park, the sculptures are designed and created by Filipino artist Eduardo Castrillo, who is also responsible for the Press Freedom Monument. SOURCE: http://www.cdoguide.com/sights/attractions/misor-heritage-monument.html
GOVERNOR APOLINAR VELEZ STATUE
Statue of Don Apolinar Velez on a horse at the Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School (MOGCHS), which concidentally is along the street named after him. SOURCE: http://www.cdodev.com/2011/07/26/don-apolinar-velez/
TS SENDONG MEMORIAL WALL
Where all the names of TS Sendong Victims who passed away are written and remembered. This is placed at Gaston Park.
SAN AGUSTIN CATHEDRAL
Great afternoon to just relax, feed your eyes, …. stroll.
"It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll. This is how God does things.” - Donald Miller