Dream of Dreams

travel

An afternoon spent under the sun is always a pleasure especially when there’s too much space to move in.

September 1, 2012

I took a step back, stared at the sky for a bit. The clouds sit on top of each other, moving ever so slowly away from where I was standing. I look at my slippers. They remind me of places I’ve traveled far across the sea.

Construction outposts

An afternoon spent under the sun is always a pleasure especially when there’s too much space to move in. My eyes trail through the wires and wires connected by wooden posts. It’s like walking through a thin rope, you concentrate on your path until you reach your destination satisfied, safe, sound.

Crane, posts, and vast sky

What is it about scenes that draw us towards it? What is it about the motion and silence that brings us towards this similar interest of our world?

Dreamy clouds
Giant cranes

These “Flightless birds” as referred by our friend John stood a few meters from us. They seemed to be resting from heavy work and resumed being mechanical animals.

Srp baywalk sign
Gero standing in front of a container van

Yes it led me, it led me towards infinity. Infinity is where the sky collides with the ocean. If we traveled with the wind or with light, we might just figure out that infinity has an end. But we don’t. So enjoy the journey and take in as much as you can.

Control panel

We stumbled upon a set of colored buttons in the middle of the fields. We examined it, looking at every angle to determine what it was for. The curiosity in me reached out and pressed one of the buttons. To our surprise, it triggered a gentle hum in the air, followed by a gush of wind that made the newspapers dance in the air. One in particular fell on my feet.

Newspaper on the floor

More skies
Vast land
Criss cross of steel
Wooden house
Cebu city

The city I live in is beautiful. It is not the richest place in the world, but it is beautiful. Who wouldn’t love the 30-minute trip to the beach? or the peeking mountains, or even the cozy little shops that grow in hidden corners?

Parkmall

KM-24 sign
Light and shadows on chair

These photos are taken using my Zorki 4k rangefinder camera paired with an old Kodak Ultima film (ISO 400). I’ve posted similar photos from my Panasonic Lumix GF1 here.

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