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Saturday, March 08, 2008

PhotoHunt: Different


I snapped this shot two years ago when we were passing through the town of Dulag, in the province of Leyte, some 800-or-so kilometers southeast of the Philippine capital Manila. I saw one of these curious structures on the side of the road in front the house of the town mayor who invited us to stopover for breakfast in his home. I was too sleepy and hungry to inquire about their nature and purpose...

I think I saw several of them, at certain intervals, along the town's main thoroughfare. Each structure is about eight or nine feet tall, with a smooth unpainted finish. Upclose, a wooden pole skewers the "palm" and "fingers" portion of the structure. I surmise that it is a different form of either town or street name marker or a place to put up town announcements.

What do you think?

(I'm having loads of trouble wading through Blogger lately hence the weirdly sized photo on this entry.)

Update 3/11/2008:

I've just shifted to using Firefox as my browser. Blogger apparently works better with it. I managed to edit posts and photos using Firefox hence the erstwhile weirdly sized photo is now back to, um, normal.


It also reminds me of an arm held upright, like that of a person being sworn into office. Sharing with you some of my thoughts on the 2008 US Elections. It would be interesting to know yours as well. Please feel free to take the survey below.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting. Did you ever see them holding up any signs or postings? Good choice for different.

Saturday, March 08, 2008 2:16:00 PM  
Blogger jmb said...

This is a great photo. What a strange looking thing. It's really rather ugly. Blogger is horrible tonight with error messages everywhere.

Saturday, March 08, 2008 4:54:00 PM  
Anonymous bingskee said...

not very impressive structure but intriguing.

Saturday, March 08, 2008 5:28:00 PM  
Blogger ian said...

strange... intriguing... different... words that can very well be applied to my rather benign post and Blogger's behavior as of late...

*bearing it while grinning, me*

Saturday, March 08, 2008 6:56:00 PM  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Indeed....this is totally different. For me in the USA, the whole photo is of different culture too.

My Photo Hunt Different is shared, I hope, if you haven't already, you can drop by and pay a visit. Happy weekend.

Saturday, March 08, 2008 7:30:00 PM  
Blogger Sarge Charlie said...

I must agree, that is different

Saturday, March 08, 2008 9:45:00 PM  
Anonymous genny said...

Its cool and very different not see anything like that.

Sunday, March 09, 2008 12:13:00 AM  
Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yes, quite a mystery you got here. Let's wait till on of the Philippine's bloggers comes by.

Have a great week.

Sunday, March 09, 2008 5:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missed this yesterday, I was having such trouble with Blogger!

It's an amazing photo, great! And very certainly different. I hope someone will come up with the answer :)

Sunday, March 09, 2008 11:52:00 PM  

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