Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban


Urban: Basically a busy environment for busy people but here in “my urban” it is vital for me to say that hardworking animals took place to be useful to us.  A metropolitan area that is still rich in culture, embracing the history of life, pressing old to new, reaching to ‘still’ involve the old fashion way.

W h a t  y o u  s e e:

* “Kalesa” /“Karitela” is a horse drawn carriage.

  • This was one of the modes of transportation introduced in the Philippines in the 18th century by the Spaniards that only nobles and high-ranked officials could afford.

“Kalesa” always reminds me of the days with my grand-mother; I always enjoyed riding it every time we go to the market.  The sound of the horse footsteps lingers on my mind as I enjoyed the smell of fresh fruits my grand-mother bought (she is a fruit vendor).

* The Joggers: Specially during weekends many joggers enjoys the view of the bay during sunrise and sunset.

* Yellow-ribbon: yellow ribbon tied round  the coconut trees means many important things to us Filipinos.

( yeah, I know the song “tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree, It’s been way too long do you still want me …lalala…)

I shot this during the week of ‘remembering Ninoy Aquino’.  August 21 commemorates the assassination of former senator Ninoy Aquino Jr.   and now, the Filipinos are mourning to the death of DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo’s.  In the morning of August 21, (yes same day)  “Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas confirmed that technical divers have recovered Robredo’s remains from the wreckage of the ill-fated Piper Seneca plane that crashed in the waters of Masbate on Saturday afternoon due to engine failure.”

Great men and as government officials, both very noble, love to our county and fellowmen are genuinely heartfelt. Their service proves to be pure. SALUTE!

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12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

  1. ** it was renamed Dewey Boulevard in honor of the American Admiral George Dewey, who under his command defeated the Spanish navy in the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. The boulevard was again renamed to Roxas Boulevard in the 1960s to honor President Manuel Roxas, the fifth president of the Republic of Philippines. **

  2. as I said “embracing the history of life, pressing old to new, reaching to ‘still’ involve the old fashion way”
    maybe you should post pic of that too, want to see it 🙂
    thanks!

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