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Manila North Cemetery – Little Girl

Manila Cemetery - Little Girl

It was hot as hades by 9am. I am unsure how they do it. We clunked around, street by street, asking kids and anyone willing to be the subjects of our Photography to pose. They seemed willing and very friendly. It was a fun exercise for sure. On occasion there seemed to be some resistance to our lenses stuck in their faces (although we had longer lenses, so it wasn’t too “in your face”)

A few of the kids were stunning and it’s hard to believe that they live in such conditions. People seem happy, yet cynical of the conditions they are in. There are very few “past 14” teenagers per se, we are thinking they are either away at school, or in some other kind of employ (perish the thought). There are some middle-aged women looking after the raft of kids that seem to have invaded the place. Many are getting the day underway by collecting water (we’re not sure how they keep themselves clean or toileted) and we seem to be a welcome attraction to the day’s normally boring activities.

All in all, it was an enjoyable two hours. But it really showed up the divide between haves and have nots.

Manila North Cemetery – May 2007

Today was the day we were heading to Manila North Cemetery.
We were up at 5:45 am, heading out early to avoid the midday sun, and to see the activity that morning brings in such a place.

Getting up was hard after heading out to the Pagsanjan falls yesterday (early) but we knew we were in for a shorter drive for sure!!

Our tour guide for the day. I have to admit, I didn’t even get his name.  There were so many names thrown at us, it was hard to sort Arthur from Cherry Pie.

Manila North Cemetery - May 2007
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