Pictures can certainly paint a thousand words. There are pictures that evoke us, to think, to leave us in awe and wonder and sometimes, to feel.
Pictures tell stories and preserve them.
Smoke. A man’s face was covered with smoke as he puffed while driving a tri-bike (a tricycle). A child in the distance, who was going to school, looked back.
Pool cleaner. A man cleans the swimming pool at Otel Pampanga in San Fernando.
Siesta. An old woman takes a snooze in the middle of the busy crowd in Manila. Street vendors occupy sections of the street, which also affect the flow of traffic in the metropolis.
Motorcycle accident. A man cries in pain as bystanders witness an accident at a busy section in Pampanga.
Billboards. Signages block the skyline in populated areas in Manila such as this one. The women at the center carry plastic bags of goods as they walk past a store. Lines of store, such as the souvenir store on the left, can be found underneath elevated roads.
Nurse on call. Traffic is a problem in Metro Manila because of congested streets like this one. Sections of the street are used by drivers as parking spaces (tricycles and pedicabs in this case), which limits the space and blocks the flow of vehicles.
All in a day’s work. A man and a woman were cleaning up their makeshift stall in Manila after selling their goods. Stalls along streets are common in many places in the country and they are often referred to as “talipapa.”
Graffiti. A man on a motorcycle drives by a establishment that has a wall covered by writings.
Cheers. The participants raised their glasses during the launching of the new campaign TxtMed. The project is a flagship between Land Bank of the Phillippines, Smart/PLDT and RiteMed, which aims to loan medicine to government employees.
I have not so much stories to share so I browsed through the files in my phone and found the photos I am sharing with you today. I am not a professional but a person who likes taking photos.
For now, I have been using my phone’s camera, and I think that it did the job. These photos were taken using my Zenfone Max.
Rice mill. A man checks the quality of the rice after the husks were removed from the grains. Rice is a staple food in the Philippines.
A woman walks on a flooded section of a street in Manila. Dirty water, such as this can cause diseases, including leptospirosis. Road projects that remain unfinished clogs the streets.
Shadows at sunset. Urban areas require more streets to accommodate the increasing number of vehicles that pass by city roads. Traffic is a serious problem in NCR.
Umbrella. A group of people crosses the street in Manila. The heat in the city can be very scorching and although umbrellas can protect people from the sun’s rays, the rising heat index is another issue.
Colorful lights under the bridge. A street child plays under a bridge in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
Urban runway. People in the city are almost always in the rush.
Circular shed. This unique waiting shed is located at Botolan, Zambales. A man sleeps soundly although this is a very cold, rainy morning.
Taking a turn. A man delivering water waits to take a turn at a U-turn.
A young couple under a building’s shadow. A young couple stops before a crossing.