Monday, September 21, 2009

Pasonanca Park - Camp Atilano & Tree House

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Here's our last stop in Pasonanca park before we head downtown... I've noticed this wigwam sign outside the camp...another first for me in Zamboanga.. hehe :D


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These are wigwams which may accomodate up to four medium sized adults. There are 24 of them and each represents the tent of each member of the 24 Scout and Scouter contingent who, on July 28, 1963, perished in a plane crash while on their way to Marathon Greece to attend the 11th World Jamboree. The camp was built in their honor. One of them was Scout Antonio Limbaga from Zamboanga City. I'm sure you are more familiar with the streets with the Scout names and the 11th Jamboree St. in Quezon City, they are the same scouts being honored through this park.


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An ampitheater was also built inside the camp...


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This photo shows the center of the amphitheater.


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The “circular stands” are stools representing each of the 24 Scouts. The greyish mound inside the circle are ashes. That’s the campfire circle.


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This is the entrance to the camp... on the right side of this you will see the....


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...century old tree with a tree house, though the tree house is not as old as the tree... my mom told me that during the time they launched this park with the tree house, the Pasonanca park was considered as one of the most beautiful parks in the country... that time, the tree house was very unique for a park...


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...im glad they're still maintaining the tree house... I have read somewhere that you can actually ask permission to stay in the tree house... hmnnnn... got to check that out some time... :D



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Pasonanca Park
Pasonanca, Zamboanga City
Philippines
05 September 2009

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