Apricale, village of the sun

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The medieval village of Apricale, considered one of the most beautiful villages of Italy, is about 300 meters above sea level, perched high in the hinterland of Bordighera and Ventimiglia.

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The circular cascade of old stonehouses with the nucleaus originating high on the hill which is dominated by a Castle and a church

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The piazza is the heart of the village, where open-air theatres take place in the summer

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The old town centre is decorated with colourful murals painted every year by the many artists who take part in Fresco Day.

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Shrines like this embellish the walls

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A Roman viaduct situated at the foot of the village

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Antico forno del pane or old baking oven

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Give way to the King of Italian passageways, perfect for transporting goods from construction materials to household furnitures to farm produce

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A cat has to get out sometimes…

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A guard cat

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“It’s my siesta!”

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The neo-Romanesque facade of the Parish Church of the Purification of the Virgin Mary with the mosaic rendition of the Purification of the Virgin Mary and the Presentation in the Temple

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The bell tower of the church with a bicycle upwards, an installation by Sergio Bianco

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What an amazing spot for a vegetable garden!

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Parking to the edge

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Resting on the edge

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Dining in the piazza

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No school today..

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Attentive

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Honey, I told you to bring the camera!

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Well, let’s just enjoy the sights of Apricale..

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Re-tiling the roof

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No, they are not virus busters, they’re just replacing the glass doors

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The terrace of my dreams

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The village as seen from the cemetery

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Cemetery church of Sant Antonio Abate (13th c)

Philippine Election 2010

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The Green Team trying to be visible during the Holy Week Procession
Camiguin

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Mr Driver, I think you dropped your plate number somewhere..
Camiguin

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“I promised to clean Mambajao Town when we get elected!”
Camiguin

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Errr….madam, you’re supposed to hang that banner..
Camiguin

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Ancestral home vandalized
Jagna, Bohol

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Jagna, Bohol

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Jagna, Bohol

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Jagna, Bohol

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Jagna, Bohol

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More rice trolleys if I win!
Jagna, Bohol

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Cebu City

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Who’s going to clean these walls when election is over?
Cebu City

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At least it hides this hideous G.I. sheet fence
Cebu City

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The power of Photoshop
Cebu City

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Carcar, Cebu

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Mr. V, if you become President, could you please tidy up these electric cables? They are really an eyesore.
Cebu City

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Please create playgrounds for each barangay so these children will not go astray.
Carcar, Cebu

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Please get the Health Secretary to impose controls on our street food. How can we be sure that the lechon manok we are buying was not already dead due to starvation or heatstroke?
Carcar, Cebu

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Please preserve our historic buildings. They form part of our national heritage.
Bantayan ng Hari, Carcar, Cebu

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Promise to remove your banners after election. They ruin the beauty of this bamboo house
Carcar, Cebu

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There are far too many tricycles in this town…just make sure they don’t emit black smoke..
Tabunok, Cebu