Saturday, July 14, 2007


"Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived." - Joseph Campbell

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Camera: Nikon D80
Aperture: F3.5
Shutter: 10/600 sec
Focal Length: 27mm
ISO: 200


posted by Señor Enrique at 8:07 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice quote, and interesting colors too!

July 14, 2007 8:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another beautiful quote!


Have a happy weekend ahead!

July 14, 2007 10:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

as usual nice pic.parang it tells a spme story..gleng m tlga..;)

July 14, 2007 9:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember asking you one time: Should art always be beautiful? And if so, then should ugly things be not considered as art?

The sight as shown in this pic is not pretty. But you have made it look pretty with the way you captured and presented it with your camera. At least, that's how I look at it.

I guess you're right. Art is subjective. :)

July 14, 2007 11:57 PM  

Blogger houseband00 said...

Another captured moment of a story begging to be told, Eric.

I second anon's praises.


July 15, 2007 1:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the quote goes well with the picture. one of my simple pleasures is biking at the quezon memorial circle on weekends, the nearest way to commune with nature in the city. happy weekend.

July 15, 2007 2:01 AM  

Blogger reyd said...

Many years ago, on a lazy weekend morning getting ready for breakfast, my young daughter ask me about life. "Dad, why are we here in this world". I said "what?" ~ She asks again, "why are we in this world?" ~~~
It's a good thing she was just pointing at the commercial ads on the back of the newspaper that I was reading. I took her to the dining table and have breakfast and I just told her to ignore it since it was just a commercial to buy some products. Muntik na akong mabilaukan when she ask the same question again. I told her, she is too young to understand about the main reason why we are here in this world. I promised her that she would find out the answer as she grows up and that smile from her was a sign that she would find the answer as she grew up.
(tell you the truth, I really don't have any answer during that time when I was asked that question) maybe until now, I'm still looking for the right one.

Eric, God Bless and have a nice weekend.

July 15, 2007 3:37 AM  

Blogger Francesca said...

all photos you put here manifests all reality of life in Phils.
And I kept on asking:
saan na ba yung mga dollars na pinapadala ng millions of OFWs monthly to help our country to economic stability?

July 15, 2007 3:40 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, Luke!

July 15, 2007 6:35 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Trust you're enjoying the weekend, Kyels. Thanks much!

July 15, 2007 6:36 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Anonymous.

A quick question: A friend sends SMS through online, are you able to browse and post comments on blogsite via your cell phone? With the amazing feats in today's technology, I wouldn't be surprised if that were indeed the case. I wonder if the iPhone is able to do that also?

July 15, 2007 6:39 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

What first attracted me to this scene, Rhoda was the texture of the folding metal gate with traces of many bills posted on it and ripped off, including that of the wall's next to it. And finally, the bike leaning against it. So this was more, to me, a study on textures.

Many thanks!

July 15, 2007 6:43 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, hb00!

By the way, the bike with the thermos and the plastic bags contain the lunch and refreshments of a man and his two young sons. They sell various items -- cigarettes, newspapers, and etc. -- on a street corner to motorists who were waiting for the light.

July 15, 2007 6:47 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I've only gone inside the circle's park, Dine, to take some photos with a friend on a weekday afternoon, and to eat lunch in one of the eateries in the vicinity.

I bet it's filled with many families and groups of friends during the weekends and holidays!

July 15, 2007 6:49 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

That scene, Reyd, reminds me of one morning on a crowded bus on my way to work, when a youngster of about four, asked his mother somewhat the same question. The poor mother, startled from reading her pocketbook, was caught completely unaware and unable to respond. Add to that the embarrassment of being asked such a question while inside a crowded bus. However, I was sure the other passengers who overheard the youngster pondered on the question. I did.

Thanks and likewise, Reyd!

July 15, 2007 7:03 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

This picture was actually taken on a rather nice block with two private universities, Francesca. This was a gate to a warehouse made to look grungy by all those bills -- including those from the recently hel election posters, I'm sure -- pasted on it and removed by the owner.

I've a feeling those schools on this block receive some of those dollars from the students; dependents of some of those OFWs.

July 15, 2007 7:11 AM  

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