Chess at the park
Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
Traveling will never be complete with out checking out the public parks where locals converge. for the next 4 weeks, starting 01st of August 2010, ill be featuring the grounds of Vicente de Lara Park.
Vicente de Lara is the former governor of the province. This was park was formerly called Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park. People said that when Gen Douglas Mac Arthur left Corregidor Island (in the province of Cavite), he landed in Cagayan de Oro en-route to Australia.
Local folks go here for a game of Badminton or to jog or just to meet. Expos and trade fairs are also held here. This park as of this writing is still under renovation. that is why every time I pay a visit a new attraction amazes me.
This fourth scene I want to share to you is my personal favorite. A friendly game of chess is always an attraction to this side of the park. Normally chess is played in a silent area to let each player have a full concentration of the game. but on this area, its normal to be silent then a big laugh of cheers and merriment will also be heard from time to time. and it seems no one is bothered to these occasional noise, maybe its part of the game.
Photo herein is captured using
Canon Powershot A580 in
Vicente de Lara Park, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
last 28th of April 2010