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IMG_20170615_020916Weekly Photo Challenge:                 




a restaurant in Taipei close to midnight,


(Music from the

“Flower Drum Song”,

the original cut from Nancy Kwan according to the credits)


@postaday @WordPressdotcom #Weekly #Photography #Challenge Dense


        and blocks

                 and crowds

For the Weekly Photo Challenge:




(the soundcloud audio on autoplay is a cover. there’s a teeny-weeny sharp on one teeny broken piano key of this cover; after “…your winter coat” and before “it doesn’t feel right…” hardly noticeable. The original is in the vid below the soundcloud pod; the songwriter himself, Wrabel, plays and renders his own song live. Minimalist, too: click the soundcloud pod to stop the autoplay and click the youtube vid below the soundcloud pod for the original — happy listening)¬†

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†“For her

                         everything was red,


                  gold-red from the sun

             on the closed eyes,

and it all was that color,

        all of it,

          the filling,

             the possessing,

                     the having,

                    all of that color,

                        all in a blindness

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† of that color.”

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† – Ernest Hemingway, “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, Chapter 13

shot with an android on a blue and white morning by blog admin, of the University of the Philippines Carillon : A 136-foot tower of 46 ancient copper and bronze bells tolled sometimes as an expression of the hopes and wishes of the University community for justice and peace …


for the weekly Photo Challenge: Wish at: 


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 Shadow white
Black and blight

Burning dim

¬† ¬† ¬†Bright and grim …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow



1carmine-shadowArt installation at the University of the Philippines Diliman (U.P. Diliman) campus on occasion of U.P. Diliman month, on the theme: Salaysayan (Narratives), the art installations depicting the origins of the universe based on narratives, myths, and folk lore of indigenous communities in the Philippines.

This piece is entitled “Pagbabalik sa Lupa” or “Return to the Earth”

(all translations here, with apologies).

@postaday @WordPressdotcom #Weekly #Photography #Challenge Solitude

¬†…¬† the sun


in  your eyes

and the moon

and the stars

were   the   gifts

you   gave

to   the   dark


endless ¬† skies …



  Рwords and music by Ewan McColl, originally performed by Roberta Flack. 

about the composer: ‚ÄúMcColl was born as James Henry Miller at 4 Andrew Street, in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, to Scottish parents, William Miller and Betsy (n√©e Henry), both socialists. William Miller was an iron moulder and trade unionist who had moved to Salford with his wife, a charwoman, to look for work after being blacklisted in almost every foundry in Scotland. xxx He lived amongst a group of Scots and was brought up in an atmosphere of fierce political debate interspersed with the large repertoire of songs and stories his parents had brought from Scotland. He was educated at Grecian Street School in Broughton. He left school in 1930 after an elementary education, during the Great Depression and, joining the ranks of the unemployed, began a lifelong programme of self-education whilst keeping warm in the Manchester Public Library.xxx He joined the Young Communist League and a socialist amateur theatre troupe, the Clarion Players. He began his career as a writer helping produce plays and contributing humorous verse and skits to some of the Communist Party’s factory papers. He was an activist in the unemployed workers campaigns and the mass trespasses of the early 1930s. One of his best-known songs, “The Manchester Rambler”, was written after the pivotal mass trespass of Kinder Scout. He was responsible for publicity in the planning of the trespass.xxx In 1932 the British intelligence service, MI5, opened a file on McColl, after local police asserted that he was “a communist with very extreme views” who needed “special attention”. For a time the Special Branch kept a watch on the Manchester home that he shared with his first wife, Joan Littlewood. MI5 caused some of McColl’s songs to be rejected by the BBC, and prevented the employment of Littlewood as a BBC children’s programme presenter.xxx he wrote “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” very quickly at the request of Peggy Seeger (who later became his third wife), who needed it for use in a play she was appearing in. He taught it to her by long-distance telephone, while she was on tour in the United States (from which McColl had been barred because of his Communist past). Peggy Seeger said that McColl used to send her tapes to listen to whilst they were apart and that the song was on one of them.‚ÄĚ (from various news magazine sites)

Photo android-shot

in the drizzle

at dawn

three days ago:

one of seven art installations

at the University of the Philippines

Diliman campus on the theme:

Origins of the Universe…

In the beginning:

there was solitude.

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Weekly Photo Challenge:




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