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Straying from Burnham’s vision

BOAT RIDES in Burnham Lake are the top attraction of Burnham Park in Baguio City. Residents and tourists enjoy the open space provided by the Melvin Jones Football Grounds (above photo) in Burnham Park. The grounds also serve as venue for sports activities, concerts and various community events. PHOTOS BY EV ESPIRITU

There are several parks named after Chicago architect Daniel Burnham around the world, but only two Burnham Parks were shaped by the early 20th-century visionary.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Man-made lake needs 34M liters of water

BOATS rented out to tourists returned to  Burnham Lake on Jan. 24 after workers began refilling it with water.  RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

True to their word, workers have completed the dredging of Burnham Lake here two weeks before the opening of the Baguio Flower Festival in February.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

In Baguio festival, pols welcome but not their slogans

The Burnham Lake serves as a parade venue for the flower festival. It is currently being dredged, but the work is being rushed so the lake can be open for this year's lake float festival. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Organizers of the Baguio Flower Festival have reinstated the no campaigning rule for politicians joining the annual crowd-drawing event.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

New Baguio attraction: Empty Burnham Lake

MUD WORK  Backhoes dig through a meter deep of silt from the lake bed at Burnham Park’s 100-year-old man-made attraction, hoping to refill it and open it to tourists in time for the annual Baguio Flower Festival in February. VINCENT CABREZA/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The summer capital’s newest attraction is an empty Burnham Lake.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »