Baguio City’s famed landmark ‘Lion’s Head’ will undergo a P400,000 renovation as the 45-year-old tourist spot has already weathered many storms, so to speak.
Almost half a century after its rise, the local government will spearhead and will shoulder the entire cost of renovation of one of Baguio’s top landmark.
Wigan Nauya, a Cordilleran artist, who is the son of the monument’s original sculptor, Lopez Nauya, will be giving the Lion’s head a ‘more realistic’ makeover.
Councilor Elmer Datuin, Committee chair of the city’s Special Events Parks and Playgrounds, said: “We will re-do na lang lahat kasi marami na rin na nag-chip na portion, ‘yung hair, mustache niya sa eyes niya.”
Datuin added that local artists will repaint and redo the contour of the monument beginning next month.
The councilor also said during a radio interview: “We will present a new Lion’s Head which is more bolder, more fierce, more aggressive, more positive, smart. We hope to approximate ‘yung true color of a lion.”
The Lion’s Head is a statue along Kennon Road, a major highway in Luzon, Philippines that leads to the city of Baguio.
Located in Camp 6, the Lion’s Head measures 40 ft (12 m) in height. It was conceptualized by the Lions Club members of Baguio.
Meanwhile, let’s take another “road trip” along Baguio’s Kennon Road with this clip from Fliptop via You Tube: