Friday, September 4, 2015

A Corner of Bali in Davao City

Bali? Nu-uh. It's an odd fountain-cum-pond standing in front of a chapel at the GAP Farm Resort in Davao City. Located along the Diversion Road (a few kilometers from D' Japanese Tunnel), the place is a recreational and leisure center with agriculture and Philippine History as its theme.

The air in this little corner is fresh. I could sit on a bench and allow my mind to wander. This is a great place for that. There's a parade of busts of Philippine presidents and heroes. Gabriela Silang lead the pack; her bolo waved on the air as she mounts an emaciated horse. Elsewhere, there's a fascinating, albeit comprehensive list of Mindanao's indigenous tribes and their corresponding statues and costumes - and to my knowledge, no other place has done this.

But let me get back to my peaceful Balinese corner, standing awkwardly in front of a chapel. Here, my mind can travel farther than any distance.

This is the Eye in the Sky!


Ramakrishnan said...

Looks like a peaceful and serene corner for meditation and prayer to stimulate and kindle your creativity !

joseph pulikotil said...

Hello, greetings and good wishes.

Lovely photo. Very calm and peaceful surroundings which we don't normally find in a city to sit and relax.

Best wishes

eye in the sky said...

Thanks, Ram. I like serene places. :)

eye in the sky said...

Thank you, Joseph. :)