Snapshots Series 02

Walking around town before dusk is perfect for snapshots, I think. The light is losing its radiance becoming softer; on the other hand, the colours turn surprisingly vivid, probably because of the sunset hues.

Waiting for no-one

Waiting for no-one. This man is pensive, seated below a national monument, probably sniffing the jasmine flowers around.

Asking for alms. This boy jumps onto a moving public transport probably to beg for a few coins.

Asking for alms. This boy jumps onto a moving public transport probably to beg for a few coins.

Messy vagrant. This child, holding a plastic of contact cement (

Messy vagrant. This child, holding a plastic of contact cement (“rugby”), likely spends the whole day sniffing around, figuratively and literally.

Selfie couple. These two are taking most of the dusky ambience.

Selfie couple. These two are taking most of the dusky ambience.

Outside the gate. These homeless (or

Outside the gate. These homeless (or “house-less”) people are symbolically excluded from enjoying amenities. These urban poor people reside outside the gates of Intramuros–a colonial symbol–remaining figuratively outside the walls of social development.

Picture-taking. A group poses for a photograph with

Picture-taking. A group poses for a photograph with La Madre Filipina as their background. The girl in the monument seems to ask the mother what the heck these men are doing, while the man on his knees cannot help to make a facepalm.

Kite flyer. Here a father teaches his son how to fly a kite at the Quirino Grandstand grounds.

Kite flyer. Here a father teaches his son how to fly a kite at the Quirino Grandstand grounds.

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