Rainbow Gum in Sepia

As told in my previous post, a lazy afternoon sent me wandering with my camera into a nearby woods planted with “Bagras” (Eucalyptus deglupta), also known as Mindanao Gum, Rainbow Gum, or Rainbow Eucalyptus… Continue reading

Rainbow Gum in Color

Yes, you guessed it right, these are close-up shots of a tree trunk.  The tree is locally known as “Bagras” , also commonly known as Mindanao Gum, Rainbow Gum, or Rainbow Eucalyptus.  Indigenous to the… Continue reading

The Jvari Monastery

On a mountaintop overlooking the old capital town of Mtskheta and the scenic  confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers stood the ancient structure of the 6th Century Jvari Monastery. According to traditional accounts,  Saint Nino who brought… Continue reading

The Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi

Regarded as a masterpiece in the history of medieval Georgian architecture; the Bagrati Cathedral (also known as the Cathedral of Dormition or the Kutaisi Cathedral) is frequently used as the symbol of the… Continue reading

The Legendary Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site  and one of the most venerated places of worship for Georgian OrthodoxChristians; the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is located in the historical town of Mtsketa, the old capital of Georgia.  The site… Continue reading

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

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