The University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus in Quezon City is what I consider to be one of the best places to run in Metro Manila—but I have not been here in ages so I decided to do a quick visit and see how much has changed.
UP used to be host to many fun runs and some marathons and ultramarathons. I’m not sure if any races are still held in the campus lately, but their roads remain as popular as ever. And it’s not really surprising as the campus has some of the cleanest air in the Metro, thanks to the century-old trees that dot the area.
Since the Academic Oval is covered with so many tall trees, it gets darker faster than an open space so it feels kind of late even if it’s just around 6PM. And as I was losing sunlight fast and I don’t have flash with my camera, I figured I should wrap up this quick visit. And what better way to cap this tour than with visit to the University Shopping Center for this:
It was indeed quite a nice afternoon. 🙂
* All photos taken with a SONY NEX 5N using SEL16F28 lens.
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