The Philippine municipalities and cities do a lot to make living in the places pleasant for their inhabitants and guests. At least this is the impression given by the often large squares, often with old, shady tree stands or, as here, the newly designed Gaston Park in the city centre of Cagayan de Oro near the cathedral.
The water fountain was important to the inhabitants. It is always switched on at weekends and is a colourful orgy in itself. In addition, there are small stalls with refreshments or local products. We were there last night and there was also a lot of activity in the church, which has its own lights. The cathedral is also decorated with lights.
Another small park has been opened to the public and is located on the banks of the Cagayan River, between the Cathedral and the Town Hall. This is also where the Ysalina Bridge, the oldest and for a long time the only bridge in the city, crosses the river. An artist has decorated the bridge with rings of different sizes on either side, which are also switched on every evening for a light show.
More pictures and a short video of both will be available here soon.