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?)
But wait, there's more...
For those who've inquired about buying prints of my postcards, you may purchase them directly from master printmaker Arnel Murillo (firstname.lastname@example.org), one of the country's foremost fine-art printmakers. Arnel uses archival inks and museum-grade paper to ensure his prints will not fade. You will not be disappointed. (All my images are provided gratis to help showcase the beauty of our country. But if you feel generous, help me uplift the lives of the Children of Payatas. No donation is too big or too small. Get in touch with Fr. Aldrin Suan at email@example.com of the Vincentian Missionaries in the Philippines. As always, thanks and enjoy.)
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