Friday, September 2, 2016

The Resort University Too

The previous post about The Resort University showed mostly the lowest side of the campus specifically the edges near the sea. This time i will try to show some photos inside the campus including the top edge or the mountains. I might not be doing justice to their campus landmarks, because i was there only for a short time doing official business and these are just spur of the moment shots when time allows. We just happened to pass these areas, so i might as well photograph them. I hope the photos will just speak for themselves.

the oval for athletics

LSU (Leyte State University) was the former name of the Visayas State University, this marker obviously hasn't been changed. We stayed here for the whole duration of our stay, 3 nights.

Do you like those table and chairs? They are outside the front lounge. Please scrutinize fully, as i was also fooled the first time. These are made of cement, just made to look like real hardwood. You were faked too! 

Blue bells serve as hedges to slightly cover the hallway going to the rooms of the hostel.

Swings adorn the pocket gardens between hostel wings. They serve as trellis for twining plants making it also a lovely arbor.

These cottages are outside the premises of the hostel, built near the beach and can be rented by outsiders who wanted to stay for a few nights. Hmm it can also serve as private cottages for honeymooners.

The hostel lobby is always adorned with fresh flower arrangements, just picked from the university grounds. Some plants i know from the above arrangement are: Heliconia rostrata, Etlingera elatior, Acalypha wilkesiana, another heliconia at the top portion. some green leaves also for accents and fillers.

Etlingera elatior or torch ginger

Acalypha wilkesiana


More arrangements also caught attention. At the left is mainly composed of greens- boston fern and another i forgot. At the right are long inflorescence of Heliconia rostrata. 

variegated Aglaonema plants make a lovely center piece

On our third day, the flower arrangements are changed. The ever beautiful Heliconia rostrata is still there, it has a long vase life. Newcomers are green and red leaves of Ti plants, plus flowering spikes of Costus ginger. Those white flowers are so delicate-looking and only opens for a day. However, the succeeding buds will open too, so i guess there will always be opening flowers daily.

Another standing arrangement composed of foliage of boston ferns and flowering bromeliads adorn the hallway to the hostel rooms.

 This is a view from the hostel lobby looking outside to the sea. 

Did my photos caught your attention, took your fancy that makes you want to spend a weekend in this Resort University? I hope i do. Thanks for your attention, haha.

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful exotic flower arrangements!

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  2. The material used for the table and chairs DID fool me!

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    1. I was the first one among us who was fooled Linda!

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  3. Lovely. The seat fooled me! I was thinking that I would like one but it would rot in our climate, then I saw you said it was concrete! I realise that one reason the resort looks so nice is because of the colourful flowers, but it is also the intensity of the light there. Much better than our usual grey clouds here!

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    1. If you are here Nick, the sun's intensity will be your problem. We already have too much melanin yet we still get covers from the sun, it was hurting at mid-day and during the dry season even at 8:00 in the morning. I am fooled by those chairs too, don't worry.

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  4. Well no one is going to carry off those tables and chairs. they are lovely. yes fooledme also I love all the flowes in this post. Very beautiul.

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    1. Yes Margaret, i laughed also at the thought that someone will push them somewhere!

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  5. A beeautfiful plase!
    Greate ühotos!
    xxx Britta

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  6. Hello, it is a beautiful resort university. I like the like cottages, the table and bench are cool. The flowers and plants look lovely. A great place to stay! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Yes Eileen, and the birds are plenty with their voices becoming so noisy already! But the soft voice of the small waves fluttering on the shore is meditative.

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  7. Your pictures did catch my attention and though you are probably too far away for me to visit the Resort University you have made it possible for me to enjoy it from afar. Thank you, Andrea :)

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. You are very welcome my namesake. You just don't know my feeling of elation when someone of my name writes me, haha!

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  8. The table and chairs set reminds me of Costa Rica. This is a very nice uni and the grounds look well maintained.

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    1. But i guess they are real hardwood they use in Costa Rica, but definitely these lasts longer with the elements. Your area here is very near this place, you must visit when you come home.

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  9. Gorgeous photos, Andrea. I checked out both of your Visayas State University posts.... Whatever that place is called---it is gorgeous. It truly is a RESORT.... Beautiful.. Love that location and all of the beautiful flowers. And the buildings are so well-built and so pretty. I'd love to visit there... I also checked out your August flowers... WOW--you do have so many beauties... I love flowers --and we see some 'different' ones growing inside the conservatory when we go to Biltmore House and Gardens in North Carolina. I'll bet you know the names of many of those tropical plants/flowers....

    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Yes of course Betsy, I am sure you and George will love our landscapes and the beauty of our country. However, maybe it will be the temperature and the humidity which will give you some difficulty.

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  10. Well, I would happily spend some time there, Andrea! Great shots.
    Thanks for joining the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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    1. I always join the FFF, as you probably already notice Nick!

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  11. Yes, please sign me up Andrea....how lovely and tropical and I have not been anywhere tropical in a long time...Michelle

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  12. That look like a place I could spend a few hours or more!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. I would love to visit there -- wish I had a magic carpet!! Beautiful place, wonderful flowers. And that chair set, wow is it really concrete! (I believe you of course, but they did a really good job of making it look llike something else!)

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    1. Yes Sallie, it truly is, trust me! The mountains and the sea just sandwiched the university campus, in just a viewing distance.

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