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Revisiting Cebu: Plaza Independencia

Sunday, November 23, 2014 Charmie Gi 0 Comments Category : , , ,

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."

There's always that time when people tend to take for granted the things that they have. They think that they're always there so they never bother to take even a minute to appreciate what has been there. A common shortcoming done by most people over and over again when what they should really do is to try spending each second expressing their gratitude and appreciation to the people or things that deserve them. It's never too late to change. It's never too late to correct these mistakes. Upon reading this post, may you find time to show your gratitude to the people and things that you truly care for.

One way to show my appreciation to my homeland is by revisiting the places that usually go unnoticed. Plaza Independencia, a park located in downtown Cebu, is one of the historical places and tourist attractions in the Queen City of the South. It has been here for a century, it has witnessed a lot of the downfalls and successes of the city. It has encountered a lot changes, from the name down to its physicality. Once it has been a place to be feared of because of security concerns but it has been rehabilitated, bringing back its found glory and making it a friendlier, safer place for families and friends and at the same time serves as a reminder of our long journey to independence and freedom. It's a bit shameful but it has been a long time since I last visited this place. I am glad to visit this place again and I really enjoyed watching people enjoying their free time in this place.

Children can enjoy playing in this area and find new friends. The colorful playground sets are definitely eye-catching.

My nephew and niece having a fun time even under the heat of the sun.
No need to go to the beach just to enjoy beach volleyball. This sand court attracts more and more volleyball lovers.
That ship-like building is the JSU-PSU Mariners' Court Cebu.
This is my favorite tree in the park. ♥
Sisters are like flowers in the garden of life.
We are not perfect, we also fight and sometimes ignore one another. Imperfections make us stronger and make us value the kind of relationship that we have. Be thankful for your siblings:)

Another attraction in the park is the Fort San Pedro, the smallest, oldest triangular bastion fort in the country.

Christmas is here. This is the plaza's native Christmas tree.

The vast expanse of the park makes it a good place for those leisurely walks, doing exercise like running and biking, or simply for fiddling around.
Sunset is one of my favorite colors.
Let the warm glow of the setting sun kiss life's hurt away.
It was an afternoon wonderfully spent in this park. I was amazed with all the enhancements and restorations being done to the park. More and more people are flocking in the place which signifies a good development of the area. Revisiting Cebu is one thing I'd love to do again soon.

Till next post, lovies. Ciao!

P.S.: Photos were taken using a camera phone. 
Credits: My sister for contributing some pictures to this post.