Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines

Welcome, welcome 'o weary traveler... from where do you cometh? Are you seeking new lands to conquer, perhaps planning a visit to the Philippines? Or are you simply feeling home-sick and hungry for photographs of home? Whatever, feel free to look or share. An adventure awaits.

I try to post new images weekly from my travels across this beautiful land. If you like what you see, please leave a comment or two. Or write me a note, I'd love to hear from where you cometh. Enjoy. Bobby ( Join this group to receive new postcards weekly or become a fan of my Facebook page.

Monday, June 16, 2014

#283 More Vanishing Professions

Vanishing professions... soon they will all be gone.

On the southern end of Taal Lake, where the water is shallow, gentle, and still clear, we found folks making a living in ways that may soon disappear... as fishermen who trawl the lake for tawilis, an endangered freshwater sardine found nowhere else in the world.... or as seaweed farmers that gather the green stuff that naturally grows along its shallows. With increased fishing, and the impact that comes from a growing lakeside population, both sardines and seaweed may soon disappear, and along with them the professions we see today. Enjoy.

(Pixel-Peepers: Our lives are richer because photography pioneers took the time to record their world and pass these images down to us throughout history. If you own a camera today, and have a chance to do the same for posterity, would you do it?)

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