Friday, August 7, 2009

Pairs of Photos


Click here to enlarge.I think some of the best experiences come in pairs such as events that contrast and highlight each other, and perhaps those that complement each other creating a better story.

Here are more photos from the trip to the University of the Philippines Los Banos (previous post here). Set in pairs, these images show stark contrasts such as the living and the dead and heightened reactions such as creepy and creepier.


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Encased and Released. At the lobby of UPLB's Museum of Natural History are three clear cases featuring live stick insects. The attendant suddenly opened one and got two out. To our surprise (except for the very brave Marty - in photo) we stepped away. Those are Marty's fingers inches away from the female (left) and male species.

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Mythical and Dead. In front of the campus' library is this flying Tamaraw. In the museum are the skeletal remains of the real specie endemic to the Philppines. Wikipedia notes that the Tamaraw or the Mindoro Dwarf Buffalo is "critically endangered."

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Foot and Head. Behind Marty is the ginormous foot of a Kapok tree. (He is still in the running to become Los Banos' Next Top Model.) Below is the skull of a sperm whale. (Somehow, my friends seem to be in a funeral...)

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Green and Gay. I like this shot the most from our UPLB trip. It feels so peaceful. There is so much green in the campus. (Well, it's at the foot of Mount Makiling.) Too much green in fact that the museum's sign was covered by some shrubs and by a van. We got lost, leading to my favorite utterance from the trip, "Ano ba yan... Dapat pink yung font!" (Translation: "What the... The font should be in pink!") :P


Thanks to Gab for tagging us along and giving us a brief escape from the city.

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