Monday, January 4, 2010

This Morning's Run: A PhotoBlog Entry

We started our morning run here. This is near the ever famous Santuario de San Antonio Parish in McKinley Road. The dawn is still breaking and we had cool morning weather.

After taking a picture of the marker, we were set to run the road and break up some sweat.

Until we had to stop because I felt a little cramping. For picture's sake I had to smile. LOL!

This picture was taken near the intersection of McKinley and Fort Bonifacio. See how the tall trees transitioned to tall buildings. It's almost like coming out of a jungle into a city.

Walking back to the road near the American Cemetery. We retraced the Timex Run route.

This was taken outside the cemetery. The cleanest and most organized one I have ever seen in the country.

The white crosses lined up. It felt eerie but it was a sight to behold. The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines occupies 152 acres on a prominent plateau, visible at a distance from the east, south and west. It contains the largest number of graves of our military dead of World War II, a total of 17,202, most of whom lost their lives in operations in New Guinea and the Philippines. The headstones are aligned in 11 plots forming a generally circular pattern, set among masses of a wide variety of tropical trees and shrubbery.

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the Visitor Building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.

I have not a single idea what I was doing here when Uncle Don snapped the shutter. I think I was admiring the view or I was just in plain sullen mood. Whatever! I think this is a pretty picture.

And yes, the favorite pose lately...

I may not be able to run anymore tomorrow, well at least outdoors. I will make it a point to squeeze some gym time though. Gotta make sure the lazy ass is moving before the fasting I'm about to join in a couple of days.

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