Oct 6, 2007

Photo Hunt 36: Curvy


I missed Photo Hunt for two weeks or three. I was out the past weekends. It's good to be back in this Photo Hunt meme. This week's theme is Curvy.

I'm sharing the view of Kennon Road, also knows as the Zigzag Road. It is a 32 kilometer highway going to Baguio City. This is one of the routes leading to the Philippines' summer capital. Some people prefer going this way since it is faster but it is not so safe during the rainy season. But the view as one goes up the mountain is simply majestic.



There's also the famous lion's head which doubles as a view deck. A lot of motorists stop and take pictures here, like me and my daughter. :)



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Mood: Energetic.
Music: Missing, Everything but the Girl

72 comments:

Andrée said...

What a road! I don't know how well I'd handle that one! The lion's head is magnificent.

Melli said...

WHOA! Those are some audacious curves! NICE job!!!

Elizabeth said...

Very cool...we have roads similar to that in Tennessee. Going up to the mountains for the day can make you sick it's so curvy! Everything in your photos is sooo green!!!

Heart of Rachel said...

Perfect choice Lynn. Baguio certainly have the most curvy roads I've ever been to.

It's been several years since my last trip there but I will always have fond memories of that special place.

Sarge Charlie said...

nice choice for this theme

shiera said...

kennon road... unarguably very curvy road... hope I could visit baguio again

Jhoaniquing said...

nice take for this weekend theme, that dangerous curves sooo scary...
thanks for visiting and hope you still have time here AniqueAnik

Mike Goad said...

Wow, that is quite a curvy road. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Simple Journeys said...

Georgous view! I was hoping for some curvy roads this week! Thanks for visiting me. :)

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

That sure looks beautiful. I like the look out point too,... I think I would be on to stop and take a photo too. Have a good weekend.

eastcoastlife said...

I haven't seen you for a long time. I haven't been to Baguio but heard lots about it. I intend to make a trip there the next time I'm in the Philippines.

Huey said...

We have something like this in the place I am staying but not so nice as the view of Kennon Road that you are showing, and no lion's head for photo shooting as well. What we have here is pretty boring, just a curvy road. :/

Trinity said...

Woooowww... what a curvy road! This is undoubtedly curvy!

that lion is also magnificent... great choice Lynn..

Trinity from Rooms of My Heart

etteY said...

wow Baguio! miss ko na! ang tagal ko na hindi nakakapunta jan!

happy weekend!

PowersTwinB said...

wow oh wow. that would be one scary road to drive on at night I bet! Great photos! The other is what we call a "look-out" point with the Llions head! Thanks for visiting my hunt photo early!

Talk..to..Grams said...

The mountains are beautiful!!! and the road is curvy!! Great job!! Happy weekend!

maiylah said...

wonderful post!
been so long since I've been there .. we had our picture taken at the Lion's Head, too! :)
thanks for visiting!

happy weekend!

Tanya, the Super Mom said...

awsome pictures!!!
thank you for stopping by my blog! have a great weekend!

tegdirb92 said...

I love that lions head so much!! what a great job this week.

Sabine said...

Very dramatic scenery around Kennon Road. Wonderful photo! :)

ghee said...

Hi Lynn,

beautiful curvy pics of Baguio,i havent been there,honestly but love to visit someday.

btw,salamat sa comment :)hope to see you again!

ghee

mharia said...

wonderful shots! great angle ... and the shot of you and your daughter looks so sweet.
thanks for the comment! :)
enjoy the weekend!

ipanema said...

those are memorable photos. we have a house in Baguio City, been a long time.

thanks for the visit.:)

**"Liza"** said...

Ohh wow i never been to Bagio i would love to go there when I go home..

yenjai.net said...

It sure looks though going up there

Chen said...

That's a curvy road with nice view. Happy weekend :)

CRIZ LAI said...

Very beautiful scenery shot you have here this week. The road is definitely curvy. I hope I do not get car sick then.. haha. Happy weekend :)

Wilson said...

Great photos you got here...Love it! Its totally Amazing!... Mine is here...

http://wilstop.info/2007/10/06/photo-hunt-curvy/

Have a great day!...c",)

Yen said...

Beautiful photos! I missed Baguio very much..

.:mar said...

Curvy road!! great choices for the theme.
Happy weekend :)

Hootin'Anni said...

I'd want my photo taken with the lion's head too!!

Thanks for visiting with me and my photo hunt...I appreciated your comment!!!

TorAa said...

Impressing road. How is to drive down there?

hana said...

great entry for today’s theme

have a great weekend!

pat said...

Oh there are lots of curvy roads like that in Morocco as well - they make me so dizzy!

Happy Weekend.

Bengbeng said...

awesome pic..i mean the lion's head

Dragonheart said...

Great pair of photos! That is quite the curvy road and the lion's head is very cool. :)

My curvy photos.

archie FCD said...

What a road! I'm not sure I would be able to drive it :)

Carver said...

Those are both great shots. I'd love to drive up that road but I can see that it would be dangerous in bad weather. Have a great weekend.

Sue said...

Wow! Great shots especially the giant lion head!!! Happy photo hunting! :)

A. said...

My goodness what a road! It certainly is curvy and I really wouldn't want to drive on it, though that wonderful view could tempt me:)

gwapasila said...

this are neat..I never been to baguio and I wish I can visit the place one of this days. TC

GHD said...

Gorgeous!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Very neat photos! That is certainly a curvy road!

Caroline said...

Indeed that is one curvy road. Don't think I'd like to drive on it wet or dry. But the view is absolutely breathtaking.

Crooked Eyebrow said...

What a great shot! Those are some curves!

Secret Agent Mama said...

Great choices!! That road looks fun to travel on.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

What a gorgeous view!

YTSL said...

What a road -- and what a great photo of it! Thanks for sharing! :)

TeacherJulie said...

Baguio City tops curvy roads. I remember as a child, I'd will myself to sleep before the zigzag road because I get dizzy, :D

Have a great Sunday, Lynn. Can't sleep yet.

SabineM said...

what a nice road! I love pictures of roads like that!
LOVELY!!!

Nap Warden said...

Curvy road indeed!

JO said...

sayang, we didn't get the chance to go to Baguio when we went home last August... great photo!

just blog hopping...

Goofy Girl said...

That road does look curvy! I like the lookout too, pretty funny!

Bonggamom said...

Oh your photos made me homesick. I miss Baguio, have lots and lots of childhood memories spent among the pines. I haven't been there in 10 or so years (maybe 15????) and have no idea when the next visit will be but it has such a special place in my heart.

Siani said...

What an amazing road. I bet the journey is breath-taking. Perfect pic for this week's theme. Have a great weekend!

Barbara said...

I love the natural curves and the curves in the lion too. What a pretty locale.

raymond pert said...

I enjoy the curvy road and enjoy the view into the valley even more. It's an intriguing picture!

Janet said...

wow, those curvy roads remind me of the roads on St. Thomas and St. John! Must be an island thing :-)

Joyismygoal said...

good choice i like both what a cool site to see on the roadside Ilove to find those and get those quirky little fun shots

Satkuru said...

that's really a winding road or in this case a curvy road :P

great take on this week's theme ;)

MetaMommy said...

You're right about having the same theme. Yours is quite an impressive road...makes me want to go out driving ;-)

everydayhealy said...

that's mountain view is so beautiful. thanks for sharing. But... er... the lion head is rare, interesting but a bit scary! :)

Hoto said...

i like the second pic. looks really great.

Paulie said...

Super choices for this theme! Have you seen mine?

yuana said...

nice curvy entry!

thanks for the visit and till next week!

tiny london said...

I love the big lion and that's one scary road! I would love to go there to take pictures though. Would have to bring loads of memory cards...

AscenderRisesAbove said...

what an amazing "sculpture" (is that the right word?) i wonder if were brought or created on site? It appears like marble?

Fleur de Lisa said...

What a curvy road. I'd have to drive so slowly on that but it looks like it's worth it.

Teena said...

Awesome pix! I'd be stopping by the lion too!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Katney said...

I thought I already saw this but I didn't lea ve a comment so it must have been while having laptop connection troubles. It is such a curvy road, I think I would be holding onto my seat. I often do as we go into the mountains here.

Lynn said...

Thanks for all the comments. Most are in awe of the curvy road leading to Baguio. It's manageable, there are more crooked roads actually in the Philippines. :)

The lion's head is a famous landmark obviously. Maybe 90% of Filipino families who'd been to Baguio through Kennon Road has a souvenir picture with the lion's head. :)

changeiam said...

What a lovely shot for this weeks theme. Those roads sure look curvy and looks like lots of fun :D Will definitely make it a point to visit the lion's head if I'm ever in the area. Thanks for dropping by my curvy