Mar 24, 2007

Photo Hunt 3: Empty

PSHunt




This is a hallway of Caleruega Church in Tagaytay City. This church is famous for its serenity and nice landscape. Most dream weddings are held here. About two hours away from Manila, it's a frequent destination for Catholics and non-Catholics for some contemplation and sightseeing.



An empty bench. I can feel its emptiness. Taken from the balcony of my colleagues' house in Tagaytay. You can tell that I'm a frequent visitor of that city. :)

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The clock just hit 12:00 midnight, March 24. It's supposed to be a 'world shutdown of computers day'. It's an experiment to see if we can do that and what will happen if we do that. I'm not 100% sure I can do that since mostly, it's only during weekends that I get to go online. But I have an appointment with my orthodontist-bestfriend in the morning and will have a tooth extraction. So I have to rest in the afternoon and will probably catch up on my movie backlogs.

So far from the survey in the site, "I can" is a lot, lot higher than "I cannot". Let's see what we will get from this experiment. :)

42 comments:

Loving Annie said...

Happy Friday, Lynn ! How are you ?

I like the idea of shut-down day --I think I can do it !

I liked the pictures you had up on you post -- that hallway looked peaceful, and I wanted to sit down on the bench !

Thank you for coming by my blog to visit, and leaving that nice comment about my feast !

Loving Annie said...

typo - your

Vader's Mom said...

Beautiful photos. They both give of a sense of peacefulness. I want to go sit on that bench and enjoy some sun.

Lynn said...

Happy weekend Annie and Vader's Mom. Thanks for liking my pictures! :)


*be back later. am off to my dentist now...*

Rose DesRochers said...

I'll be shutting down so I posted early. Both of these are great shots, but I really like the bench photo.

Rose
http://rosedesrochers.com

Jose said...

Empty indeed, but it gives me the sence of peacefulness.

Lisa Renee said...

Very nice photos, great use of the theme. I had my own mini shut down computer day today because we had our electrical meter failed last night. It made me realize how much we take for granted all things electrical....

Barbara H. said...

Great shots for today!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Crazy Working Mom said...

Beautiful photos! :)
Thank you so much for sharing.

Bongga Mom said...

Beautiful bench. I'm filipina so looking at your photos makes me a little bit homesick...

PastorMac's Ann said...

Hope your trip to the dentist wasn't too painful. Great pictures for the Hunt. Good choices for empty but so peaceful.

AMAZING GRACIE said...

That is a beautiful photo! You're enticed to walk down the hallway and then sit on the bench.
~~~Beautiful~~~

Patti said...

Good luck with your tooth!

Pat said...

What a beautiful and peaceful looking place.

thanks for stopping by!

A. said...

Well, you can certainly see why people would go there for contemplation in those lovely surroundings - and the bench looks very peaceful too, very inviting!

Thanks for visiting :)

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

Very pretty photos. Looks quiet and peaceful.

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Lynn, thanks for stopping by for the first time. One of my best friends is from the Philippines!! She was an exchange student when we were both in high school in Illinois. Now I live in Georgia here in the states and she lives in New York. We have not seen in each other in some time now but still write!! Thanks for stopping and I hope you come back again. Great use of today's word...Sandy

Patricia of Pollywog Creek said...

BEAUTIFUL photographs. They actually illustrate a peace and serenity about being empty that the word alone does not convey. Thank you for stopping by Pollywog Creek and enjoy your day off the Internet!

MC Milker said...

Beautiful shots- I like benches

the night owl said...

Hello Lynn,
I have not heard of a no computer day!!Hope mine does not blow up!!!The church hallway is beautiful.I am a friend of Sandy's; that is where I got your name. Come visit me. Baba

Autumn said...

Lovely photos. I know for sure I will not be shutting down my computer. There are to many photo hunt blogs to visit lol

Beckie said...

Really great pictures Lynn. This is my first visit.

Problem~I didn't know it was shut-down day so here I am. Oh well.

Have a great weekend! Thanks for coming by My Photo Blog.

jennyr said...

oh cool! another pinay hunter! love the chosen photo...i miss my home so much so it's always good to bump into these kind of stuff! love it! happy hunting!!!

Lauren S. said...

What beautiful pictures! I can see why that place is known for its serenity! Thanks for visiting my pic as well!

Sanni said...

Such a peaceful looking place!
I´d love to relax for a while on the bench =)

abe-hap said...

lovely bench pic, thanks for visiting us

meeyauw said...

That is a beautiful church! I would love to sit and meditate on that bench too. I'm wondering: is this computer day the reason I can't find many photo hunts on the blog roll? I'm going thru name after name and nothing!

Dragonheart said...

Beautiful photos! That church is lovely. :) Great choices for the theme!

Thanks for visiting!

PowersTwinB said...

theres no way I would do National Shutdown day for my computer! Beatiful photos! I love the empty bench!

srp said...

What a gorgeous and peaceful place. It would be lovely to stroll those grounds and sit reading with peace and quiet all around. Great picture for the theme. Thanks for the visit.

Tara said...

What a beautiful place, I'd love to explore it. I'd curl up on that bench for a nap.

Good luck with computer shut down day. And thanks for visiting my bloggie.

Tara

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Lynn.

Thanks for visiting my photo hunt. Sorry for the late visit. I got home a bit late. I'll share about my wonderful day on my blog soon.

That's a beautiful church. You're right, many wonderful weddings have been held there.

Great photos for this week's theme. That empty bench seems like a lonely image but I'm sure it doesn't stay vacant for too long. It looks like a cozy spot for a nice conversation.

Hope everything has gone well with your visit to the orthodontist.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Expat Traveler said...

how beautiful! lovely pics. and thanks for stopping by.

Smalltown RN said...

great choice for the hunt...lovely and very peaceful...

letha said...

That's not the sort of church I'm used to seeing, nice photos thanks for the visit.

Incog & Nito said...

Serenity and calmness come from these pictures. I love them. Happy weekend.

Monkey Giggles said...

I just love that bench. thanks for sharing. have a great weekend

Lynn said...

Thanks to all for appreciating my pictures. :)

About the shutdown, no I wasn't able to participate fully. I wanted to visit blogs as a stress reliever after my 1 1/2 hours of dental "torture". :)

Anita said...

So pretty! Great choice for the theme.

Teena said...

It looks like a beautiful place.

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Liz said...

What a lovely peaceful place that church looks. It has a silence about it.

Thanks for dropping by.

donut said...

I had an empty bench too! In fact the entire park it was in was empty. I loved seeing you site and you have wonderful pictures as well! Hope you're having a great weekend!