Pictures of the Day
30 April 2010
The raging Roya river with the Breil train station in the background
The first purple wisteria
I recall from boyhood hung
on a wire outside the windows
of the breakfast room next door
at the home of Steve Pisaris………….Poem by Philip Levine
I love purple!
29 April 2010
IN VENTIMIGLIA TODAY:
O Pizza Mio! (as this actor sings infront of the camera)
The old town of Ventimiglia
The hams and cheeses inside the shop are good photographic subjects…
A recumbent biker on the street of Ventimiglia
After a little shopping in Ventimiglia market, we went to the hilltop village of Apricale to have our picnic, and to discover the secret of this charming “village of the sun” .
APRICALE is one of the most beautiful village of Italy.
Spring tourists dining in the piazza
“Honey, I told you to bring the camera..”
“Well, let’s just enjoy the sights of Apricale!”
From cradle to grave…
28 April 2010
It’s our first time to go hiking since we arrived from a 3-month winter-escaping holiday in the Philippines, and where else to go but to our next door neighbouring village of Saorge.
The hills surrounding Saorge
The bell tower of the Madonna del Poggio church (11th c)
One of the many (7?) churches of the village
A rosemary plant
It may already be out of season but we were lucky to find a still-in-bloom mimosa flowers (flowering in February)
22 April 2010
Our first sight of kayaks this year. Oh, they must have travelled all the way from Switzerland as seen on the plate no. of this van
The hilltop village of Port Maurizio as seen from our moving train
A tromphe l’oeil facade near the port of Genoa
The Galleon of Neptune at Genoa’s harbor. This galleon was used by Roman Polanski in his adventure-comedy film “Pirates” (1986)
21 April 2010
The central train station in Milan was empty because of the Icelandic volcanic ash that stranded thousands of passengers in all European airports except Italy which is less affected.
Welcome to the land of coffee! This coffeemaker installed inside an airport shuttle bus reminds you that you are in Italy.
20 April 2010
After 3 months in the Philippines, we are finally flying back home to Europe
Doha (Qatar) from the sky looks like a computer motherboard
19 April 2010
One of life’s little pleasures can be found in this Thai restaurant in Mactan
18 April 2010
17 April 2010
The owner of this ladies’ boarding house has a reason to post this notice.
16 April 2010
This is not a prison gate, just any ordinary residential gate in the city
15 April 2010
This street seller uses watches as front to his seemingly more lucrative business of selling “enhancement” products (notice his left hand)
14 April 2010
Cebu City Riviera
The steps of the Riviera
Brownout in a Mall cafe
13 April 2010
Cebu City from our hotel rooftop
12 April 2010
The “bottomless rice” lady is the most photographed staff in this restaurant in Lahug
Looks like this old Chinese factory (connecting to a Chinese house via a metallic bridge) has its days numbered. There is a huge construction boom now ongoing in Cebu City and I won’t be surprised if a high rise building will be standing on this place very soon.
11 April 2010
“Cabinet for sale!”
10 April 2010
Surely one cannot enrol if (it) died in birth…
St Michael the Archangel church in Jagna
The church interior
A Jagna boy showing his talent
H finds this calamay (glutinous rice) as sticky as a shoe glue so I had to take a souvenir shot before giving it away to the girl on the photo
09 April 2010
Last chair standing. it’s the comfort that counts, not the looks.
08 April 2010
A very clean motorela…..if only all drivers are like him
07 April 2010
A long hair day!
06 April 2010
Recycling wine bottles
05 April 2010
The Bagras tree (Eucalyptus Deglupta) is indigenous to Mindanao. The leaves are medicinal and the timber is excellent as lumber.
The bark is constantly peeling giving a perpetuating change of color! It’s like a palette of dull green, greyish blue and rusty brown
04 Apil 2010
The long-time closed Mambajao Airport is now a tarmac of ambulant fish vendors and so on…..
….however, it opens up everytime the President comes to visit
03 April 2010
Wild mushrooms of Camiguin
02 April 2010
The Pinkie Club joins the Holy Week procession in Mambajao, capital of Camiguin
The procession on Good Friday was attended by thousands of people
01 April 2010