Tagaytay: People’s Park in the sky

The scene had all the aspects of a mainstream horror film — bad visibility, a weird shed best at the sharp curve, as well as an empty uphill road leading to an old park.  The fog had totally enveloped the site, as well as the dark clouds looming overhead were endangering to drench the already concerned mortals below. however much more than the bleak environment as well as the rustic location, it was the near deplorable condition of the park that was providing me the chills.

A picturesque shed at the sharp curve to the “palace”
It was November 2011 as well as my good friend Celine as well as I were just about to end our legendary weekend trip in Batangas. coming from Nasugbu, we believed of costs the last afternoon in Tagaytay City, Cavite because it was just on the way. After a quick lunch, we agreed to inspect the prominent traveler areas in the city. one of them — People’s Park in the Sky.

Palace in the Sky

It utilized to be understood as palace in the Sky. developed under the administration of the Marcoses in 1979, it was meant to be a guest home for us president Ronald Reagan, who was set to see the Philippines. however because of the turning tides of the political circumstance at the time, the “palace” was not finished, the see cancelled, and, after the people Power EDSA Revolution, the name altered to People’s Park in the Sky. Unfortunately, its condition deteriorated, too. however in spite of the rusty condition, it stays a top attraction in Tagaytay. After all, sitting at the greatest point of Tagaytay, the site offers a 360-degree view of the city.

Missing some letters
From afar we might already see the specify of our destination. “This is gonna be interesting,” I mumbled to myself after spotting at the entrance a huge signage bearing the name of the place, however missing a few letters. The dark clouds were starting to overrun the site as well as I understood it would pour within the next 10 minutes. Still, we cut the fog as well as walked up the hill at our own pace, oblivious to the approaching showers.

Believe it or not, we were having fun. It’s not everyday that we get to walk amidst white haze that isn’t smoke.

Foggy as well as cold. just the method I like it.
Foggy afternoon!

People’s Park in the sky Today

Taal Lake is visible from right here as well as even before we reached the perspective at the top, we stopped as well as admired the view for we understood it would be blanketed by fog in a matter of minutes. As soon as we reached the primary building, it poured. It was then that we discovered the numerous huts, rented for P100 for the whole day. Barkadas as well as enthusiasts shared the cover as well as the bit area offered by the huts. Souvenir shops that now furnished the ground floor were packed with people taking advantage of their roofs. We asked the vendors if there would be anything to see inside as well as they stated there was nothing there, neglected interiors of a seemingly abandoned building. I truly desire the city government would do something to rehabilitate the site.

View of Taal Lake as well as volcano
The garden area as well as primary building
Huts for rent
When the rain stopped, we chose to just head back to the city appropriate as there truly was nothing else to do. We couldn’t eat because we just had lunch, or play around any type of longer because it might rain again, or even sit down since every surface was soaked. If I didn’t have a cheery attitude, I would have thrown a in shape for the rain spoiling the experience as well as the location itself rotting like a forgotten treasure. It might have been a horror story however it had been a excellent trip as well as we did not want to spoil it just at the extremely end.

A thick sheet of fog lingered on the road as well as we believed we would just try to accept it on the method down. Such a silly thing to do for adults, I know, however we never truly thought about ourselves adults, to be honest.

When we reached the exit, we were greeted by a spectacular sight — a double rainbow. as well as whatever was alright.

Whoa! A double rainbow!

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