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Monday, November 14, 2011

#145 A Living Staircase

Are they like steps on a staircase? 
Our trips to the Ifugao province usually take us through the town of Banaue. There we fetch our local guide and buy our supplies. Some of the best terrace views can be found right in town, just along the roadside in this bustling mountain community. Today’s postcard is proof.
I have friends who haven’t seen rice terraces before. They think they're just like steps on a staircase. But as you can tell from the size of the farmer relative to the terraces in this week’s postcard, each step is at least 3 meters high. So yes they are like the steps on a staircase, except that here in Banaue they’re much much bigger. Enjoy.
(Pixel-peepers: Dramatic photographs require dramatic light, of the type found early in the morning around these picturesque hills. I often see places in imperfect light and dream of another time when conditions might be better. The hills around Banaue is one of those places, and this time I got lucky.)

Where in the world is Banaue in Ifugao?
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1 comment:

  1. Now that is simply amazing. I would love to go and see that for my very self.


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