Saturday, February 2, 2008

PhotoHunt 95 : Narrow

Another day with the theme "NARROW". I had a hard time looking for my subject for this theme. From my photo files, I think this is the most appropriate.

Baguio City is the summer capital of the Philippines and is known as the City of Pines. It is a highly urbanized city, with about 49 square kilometers and an elevation of about 5,000 feet above sea level. It is about 4 to 6 hours away from Manila, depending on the time and day of your travel. There are three main arteries going to and from Baguio City: Kennon Road, Marcos Highway, and Naguilian Road. Of the three, Kennon Road is the NARROWest, the windest, with sharpest curves, the steepest, and the most dangerous due to frequency of landslide.
PhotoHunt

The Kennon Road from the View Deck

Despite of Kennon Road's conditions, I still use it on my way up to and down from Baguio City; because it is the shortest, the most exciting and thrilling way, and with less vehicles traversing. Buses, trucks and other heavy vehicles are prohibited from using this road. And, most drivers prefer Marcos Highway.

17 comments:

Carver said...

That's a beautiful photograph and perfect for the narrow theme. I can see how it could be a dangerous road, especially when the weather is bad but great for the scenery.

everydayhealy said...

yeah... very narrow. But nice view! Great shot! :)

Andrée said...

Whew! I can see why those vehicles would be prohibited. That is quite a road. Wow.

Natalie said...

That looks like a very difficult road to drive. Wow!

BlurMommy said...

I would be scared to drive on tha road but I am sure it's exciting to be on that road :) Happy Weekend!

eastcoastlife said...

I heard so much about Baguio from my Filipino friends and one of my best friends have been suggesting a holiday there should I go to Manila. It looks fun to drive there. hehe....

jams o donnell said...

Wow what a beautiful sight! Happy weekend

CRIZ LAI said...

Very scenic entry you have here this week. Beautiful :)

If you have the time, do check out my another interpretation here

Utah Mommy said...

Lovely shot of a nature! ery amazing! Great choice of entry for this week's theme! Have a great weekend!
NARROW FEED THE ROAD

Pretty said...

great catch for narrow... Have a great day! Hope you visit mine too..

coloursofdawn said...

Loved the geography part of the post. What a great photo. I probably wouldn't take that road on a windy day. Thanks for visiting my post.

byrningbunny said...

Wow, that really is a narrow and winding road.

recel said...

just by looking at the pics, i've thought, hmmm... looks like a philippine pics. and there, i as right! there are a lot of those kinds in Bukidnon! hehe... nice one...

come by mine if u got a chance! :)

denz said...

wow! you have a very nice picture and I love the way you put consistency of the picture, indeed you have a great post! keep it up!!!

here's mine:
photohunt-1
photohunt-2
Happy Weekend Everyone!!!

Cindy said...

Wow...that is REALLY narrow! Would definitely be a fun drive, lol!

My narrow shot is up, too!

**"Liza"** said...

Love this shot..this make me miss my home..This is a perfect entry for this week theme..Great choice..;)

Sarge Charlie said...

wow, that is a winding narrow road