Shellfish Gatherers of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is a coastal town in the Province of Davao del Sur, Philippines.  It lies between the cities of Davao and General Santos and thus is a perfect place for a break… Continue reading

The Motsameta Monastery in Kutaisi

On to the 3rd of my series under Churches and Monasteries, I’m featuring in this post my photos of another monastery found in the city of Kutaisi in the Imereti Region of Georgia:… Continue reading

The Gelati Monastery in Kutaisi

Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1994; the Gelati is a monastic compound containing the Church of the Virgin built in 1106 and the 13th century churches of St George and St Nicholas.  It… Continue reading

The Metekhi Church in Tbilisi

One outstanding feature of Georgia (the country) is the abundance of very old churches and monasteries.  Almost every major city has a medieval era religious structure usually built on photo-perfect locations on top… Continue reading

Brook under a Rainforest

We took the challenge of the 4-km Mountain Trail at Eden Nature Park in Davao City in August.  I and my 3 kids hit the trail early in the morning, had a leisurely… Continue reading

Spectators, Vendors and Street Sweepers

The annual Kadayawan Festival of Davao City (celebrated on the 3rd week of August each year) is a treasure trove of exciting pictures for budding and professional photographers.  I was fortunate to be… Continue reading

Faithful Wells and Distant Bells

There is something about wells and bells that evokes strong memories and emotions, making them interesting subjects in photography. How wishing wells evolved suggests a belief that some wells have mystical powers other… Continue reading

Still Life & Random Objects #8

Majority of the photos I’ve collected are those of scenes and landscapes but, from time to time, while looking at a scenery, certain objects or structures stand out and catch my attention and eventually get… Continue reading

Three Restaurants

I’m not very fond of using the flash even in indoor photography because I feel that it somehow distorts the resulting photo and I end up editing them in any case.  So I… Continue reading

Tropical Fruit Facts and Legends: Pomelo – The Fruit of Reunion

Fruit with Many Names The largest of all citrus fruits and native to South-East Asia , the pomelo (Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis) comes with many other names in English including pummelo, pommelo, Chinese… Continue reading

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