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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Gaston Park,. Cagayan de Oro City

Since we couldn’t visit the City Museum of Cagayan de Oro, we decided to see what Gaston Park is all about. From this Park we could see the City Museum of Cagayan de Oro, St. Augustine Church and City Hall of Cagayan de Oro. This park is named after a former Mayor of Cagayan de Oro. It was an execution ground for criminals during the Spanish regime. During the Philippine-American war, Gaston Park was the training ground for Local soldiers but after World War II the Japanese government planted cherry blossom trees around the park and they are still there even up to now. Wish these trees had flower so we could have experience the shower of cherry blossoms under the tree.

We noticed many students were hanging out, some merely chatting; some were practicing their school activities like dancing. The one that caught our attention was a group of teenagers talking to a guy who had a guitar and singing along with his instrument while dancing. They were enjoying it and even the musician the same thing. 

On the side of the Gaston Park there is a Memorial Wall in memory of all those who perished during the tropical storm Sendong on December  17,2011. And on the other side, the fountain was under construction.

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