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Poignant Tribute

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The circular altar of the Pacific War Memorial in Corregidor has been inscribed with this poignant tribute to those who have fallen defending the island:
Sleep, my sons, your duty done...for freedom's light has come. Sleep in the silent depths of the sea, or in your bed of hallowed sod Until you hear at dawn the low, clear reveille of God.The altar is under a dome that has an oculus on which light will fall onto the altar during the day.

January 2010

Fangs

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A fossilized skull of an ancient animal (a tiger?) showing its long sharp canine teeth, at St. Louis Zoological Park
May 2010

Snowscape at 29,000 Feet

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Flying over Alaskan snow-capped mountains and glaciers, aboard a Delta Airlines 747-400 from Detroit to Nagoya to Manila.


May 2010

Cannons of Corregidor

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One of the 12-inch mortars that survived the Japanese invasion during World War II, in the fortress island of Corregidor, Philippines. 
The island, also known as The Rock, is located about 48 kilometers from Manila. It is part of the harbor defenses of Manila Bay during the war protecting the capital. There were 23 batteries of cannons and mortars in the island. This particular installation is called Battery Way, composed of 4 12-inch mortars.
January 2010

Perseus with the Head of Medusa

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The marble sculpture Perseus with the Head of Medusa, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York. It was carved by Italian Antonio Canova, in 1804-06, and is a replica of the one done by the sculptor on display in Vatican . 

March 15, 2011

Ruins of Cagsawa

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The belfry of Cagsawa Church, the most visible reminder of the power of Mayon volcano, which looms at a distance. The Baroque-styled church, built in 1724, was buried under ash when Mayon erupted in 1814, leaving only the belfry and parts of the wall. 
Cagsawa is located in Daraga town, Bicol in the Philippines.
April 30, 2012

Secluded Beach

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A beach in Caramoan, Philippines. April 28, 2012

For more about my trip to Caramoan, go here.

Line of Buddha

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Statues of Buddha lined up inside a room, at the Wat Pho complex in Bangkok, Thailand. Wat Pho is also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. It was founded in 1781.


May 20, 2011

St. Thomas Church

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Located at midtown Manhattan, the St. Thomas Church in Fifth Avenue is the seat of the Episcopal Archdiocese of New York. The church was built in 1914, in French High Gothic style.
May 23, 2010

Colonial Town of Vigan

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The historic town of Vigan, with its well-preserved old colonial buildings, is the best example of Spanish-era architecture in the Philippines. The old town site was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999.
December 2008

Red Ferrari

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A red Ferrari F430 on display outside Pavilion Kuala Lumpur during the 2012 F1 Malaysian Grand Prix weekend.


March 25, 2012

Painting a Painting

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A student painstakingly reproducing a painting in Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York


March 15, 2011

Scuderia Ferrari

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Fans of the Scuderia Ferrari unfurled the team's flags to support the racing team during the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.


April 4, 2010

Skyscraper City

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The skyscrapers of Manhattan, at night. The tallest one is the 1200-foot tall Bank of America Tower - the third tallest building in New York.


May 23, 2010

Light Trails

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A bus streaks past the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore.


April 1, 2010

Geometric

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The roof of the Suria KLCC mall, located at the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers, as viewed from the skybridge of the tower 170 meters above ground.


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
March 2009

Tuktuk

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The ubiquitous tuktuk, a motorcycle-based auto rickshaw, in Bangkok, Thailand.


May 20, 2011

Shining Through

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The original torch of the Statue of Liberty, on display inside the Liberty Museum. It was replaced in 1984 during the major renovation of the statue.


The Statue of Liberty is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


March 14, 2011

Milk Can and Apples

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Paul Cézanne's still life Milk Can and Apples (oil on canvass, 1879-80), at the Museum of Modern Art, New York


May 23, 2010

Follow the Leader

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My friends walking along a sand bar - named White Island -  in Mambajao, Camiguin, Philippines


April 10, 2010

Tivoli Theater

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Built in 1924, the Tivoli Theater was included in the National Register of Historical Landmarks for its architecture and history. 
The theater is one of the main attractions of Delmar Loop, the entertainment district of University City and St. Louis.
May 22, 2010

St. Patrick's Cathedral

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The neo-Gothic St. Patrick's Cathedral in Fifth Avenue. It is the seat of the archdiocese of New York.

May 23, 2010

Girl Before a Mirror

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Pablo Picasso's cubist painting Girl Before a Mirror (1930) at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. 


May 23, 2010

Take me to the Ball Game

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St. Louis Cardinals playing against Houston Astros in Busch Stadium, St. Louis.


May 12, 2010

The Mummy

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An Egyptian mummy in its cask at St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri


February 28, 2011

Esplanade

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The Esplanade - Theaters on the Bay is the center for performing arts of Singapore


April 1, 2010

Solomon Guggenheim Museum

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The iconic Guggenheim Museum, with its rotunda shape and a spiral ramp that curves around the building, was completed in 1959. It was the opus of world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It is located in Fifth Avenue, New York. 
May 23, 2010

Flyby

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A trifecta of Royal Malaysian Air Force MiG-29s flew over the Sepang Circuit, during the 2010 Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix


April 4, 2010

Meramec Caverns

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Stalactite formation - called Stage Curtain - in Meramec Caverns, Stanton, Missouri. The cavern used to be the hide out of notorious bank robber Jesse James.


May 3, 2010

Singapore Skyline at Night

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The Singapore skyline at night, with Marina Bay in the foreground.


April 1, 2010

Fullerton Hotel

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The neo-classical Fullerton Hotel, Singapore


April 1, 2010

The Two Towers

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The Petronas Twin Towers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 451.9-meter buildings were the world's tallest from 1998 to 2004.
April 3, 2010

Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake

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The crater lake of Mount Pinatubo, which erupted in 1991. After the eruption the caldera got  filled with rainwater and transformed into a lake. 

January 31, 2009

Bird of Prey

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An eagle swoops in to grab chunks of meat thrown overboard by the boatman, in Langkawi, Malaysia

March 22, 2012

Reclining Pan

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Marble sculpture of a reclining Pan, circa 1535, attributed to Italian Renaissance sculptor Francesco da Sangallo


St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, February 28, 2011

Winter is Coming

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Flying over Siberia aboard a Delta 747-400, from New York JFK en route to Manila
March 16, 2011

Kayangan Lake

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A tourist stands on a rock jutting out of the freshwater Kayangan Lake, in Coron, Philippines. The lake, which is sacred to the Tagbanua tribe who lives in the island, is reputed to be the cleanest in the Philippines.
November 23, 2008

Sphinx of Hatshepsut

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A sphinx, portraying the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. She was the fifth pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty, ruling between 1508-1458 B.C. [1]


Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 15, 2011

The Gateway Arch

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The Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri. The 630-feet tall structure is the tallest monument in the United States.


March 7, 2011

A Prang of the Temple of Dawn

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A prang of Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) towers over Chao Phraya river, in Bangkok, Thailand

May 20, 2011

Majestic Mayon Volcano

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The majestic Mayon Volcano - with its perfect cone - on a cloudy day in Legazpi City, Philippines. The 2,463-meter high volcano is the most active in the Philippines, having erupted most recently in 2010. 

April 30, 2012