Somewhere within the mess, craziness and confusion that is Manila lies a secret sanctuary of peace, quietness and calmness in the middle of the city. This place is called Paco Park, and I had a wonderful opportunity to visit the park, and spend my Saturday morning over there.
The place was originally the city's cemetery. Now it is a recreational garden that attracts a number of locals and foreigners. And why should they not be? Paco Park is beautiful, very accessible, and the entrance fee is a measly ten pesos.
The park is a must-visit when you find yourself in the area. It's a great place to chill with your family or friends when you find yourselves in a weekend in the city. The place is well kept, and is indeed, somewhere where you can just escape from the rush and noise of one of the busiest cities in the world.
I enjoyed walking around the park, and taking pictures around. It is indeed is a great venue for fun shoots. More than that, a number of events also happen weekly aside from the usual wedding receptions being held in it. I'd love to come back again next time, and take even more photos.
If you just live nearby, this is a great place to come often to enjoy a fine day like I did. Sometimes we just need to take a step back and rewind a little from our usual routines, and just focus on the simpler things in life. A visit to your nearby park is something I think we should all re-discover enjoying.
Below are a few more photos I've taken from Paco Park: