Posted in Caleruega, Close to Nature, Closer to God, journeys, life, nature, photography, road trips, weekly photo challenge, tagged Caleruega, Close to Nature, Closer to God, life, nature, photography, Pundakit Beach, Tanay, Weekly Photo Challenge -Wordpress, Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape on May 20, 2013 |
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This post came a bit late but I can’t surely ignore it, can I? Mine says Dreams and Escapes (with an S at the end). There are several pictures I took that would exactly describe what the word escape means to me but the following three shots stand out.
CALERUEGA. This is one of my favorite places. I could stay here and just listen to the silence or write a journal while admiring the view and feeling the cold breeze touch my cheeks. That’s my daughter busy with something. I remember, we brought that tripod and three digital cameras, mounting one permanently to the former while we were exploring the place.
PUNDAKIT BEACH, SAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES. I remember those days when we used to go on road trips discovering new places . If only for the serenity of the place, I would come back here and see the sunrise or admire a wonderful sunset. Beyond those mountains is Anawangin and overlooking this one is Capones Island.
TANAY. December 27, 2009, my first trip out-of-town after six rigorous sessions of chemotherapy. Can I endure the exhilaration of going down these trails and climbing up the mountains of Tanay? I did it with flying colors, a brief escape from the fact that I was so depressed while undergoing treatments.
The beauty of nature gives us that feeling of oneness with the universe, a form of escape from pain and heartaches. I always love this phrase posted in every corner at Caleruega which I have adopted in most of my blogs, Close To Nature, Closer To God.
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Here are my own interpretations of what the word Beyond means to me in pictures. Come to think of it, I always look forward to this weekly photo challenge because somehow you get to look once more at some pictures which at the time you took were just pleasing to your eyes and senses. Sometimes though, they acquire a meaning and you wish you could capture the essence of each view and place you see.
Beyond this mountain is my provincial home which I haven’t visited in quite a while. My old memories of this places is tied up to the river running below this mountain where we used to catch fresh-water fish during the early parts of rainy months. And yes, the impromptu picnics beside the river and taking a long soak after. Fresh, unpolluted running water and lovely river stones that sometimes my cousins and I used to bring home for our Piko games.
The cool mountains of Tanay. I remember taking this shot three weeks after my six-sessions of chemotherapy ended. It was a kind of litmus test how far I can go without tiring myself after such a life-changing treatment. I miss this place, I hope someday I would be able to come back here.
What lies behind closed doors, do you know? Dreams! Pockets of happy days! Actually, I was fascinated by the stained-glass door. I seldom see this kind of window and door treatments except in places where they value old-age decor.
There is always something that fascinates me in discovering places and looking beyond. I took this in Caleruega, the hanging bridge was simply irresistible. And beyond this is a vast garden and an upward climb to a hill that gives a wonderful view of the Batulao mountains in Batangas. It’s one of my favorite places to visit.
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