Photograph by Dr. Akira Takaue, National Geographic Your Shot
Structural engineer and Your Shot community member Akira Takaue captured this shot at the Mall of Asia while on a business trip in Manila, Philippines. The city “has a lot of interesting and characteristic architecture,” says Takaue.
A stunning nature formation, Chocolate Hills is just one of the many famous tourist attractions found in the Philippines. It’s justly magnificent that one could hardly believe this is a no man-made artifact.
Its name was derived from its obvious shape and brown coloration especially during summer season. There are more than a thousand of these hills and you would surely appreciate the nature more if you personally get in touch to this breathtaking nature work of art.
For the first time, I visited one of my dear friends in their new office, earlier today. Upon entering the lobby of the building this piece of art really put me in awe, that I did not hesitate to take a photo it. It’s just bravura, I thought!
“When I walk down the beach and smell the salt water, hear the waves crashing against the shoreline, and feel the granular sand under my feet, I can’t help but realize why I’m here on this green earth”
― Wendy Joubert, Sea Witch
With the breakthrough of communication devices nowadays such as cellphones, seldom could one see a payphone or public telephone elsewhere, relative to times way back in the 90’s, perhaps.
Yet, its great importance remains significant as far as its sole purpose is concern.
This photo I took earlier today was inside a shopping mall. It is just one of the many payphones you can find inside establishments here in the Philippines, specifically in malls. Its number is still a clear manifestation that many still depend on it for communication, may it be directly or indirectly.
Out of mobile load? Need an emergency call? Go and find one payphone with a penny, and make more Hellos.