Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Beauty of Cebu Slums - Part IV

I far from finished my book project "The Beauty of Cebu Slums" (part II and III) at our short trip to the Philippines this summer.

The images are from our last day in Talisay City, a suburb to Cebu City, with about 300.000 inhabitants. Rumors about me have spread, and for sure I'm far more known in Talisay than in Gjøvik, the dull hillside town where I "live" in Norway. This makes it quite safe for me to walk on the streets of Talisay, as I'm not a stranger. Probably people will be very cooperative when I get back to finish my book project. If I just can find a partner in Norway to support me?

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Teeming street life. How dull Norwegian streets are in comparison, with anonymous cars and spoiled people strolling.

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The many churches are retreats where to search peace and dignity. Without them many poor people would have no dignity left in life.

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A little luxus one deserves.

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Vendor woman looking after her grand-children while earning a little money.

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Fruit disk. Bananas costs about 40 pesos per kilo, mangoes a little more. And it's tasty! Not tasteless "water-bananas" like in Norway.

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Sweet, sweet, sweet, yellow and fresh ;-)

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Firewood for sale. Many street vendors use wood.

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A yellow street kiosk.

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Garbage is a big problem everywhere.

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Listen to Kyle Gas here ;-)

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Note "Cabrera" on the wall, a common family name given by the Spaniards in order to register and tax the natives. It's my wife's family name as well.

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Canal living.

My wife's sister fell into this creek as a child. There were still some fish here at that time.

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Beauty in dirty water.

Although everything is dirty, the clothes are always clean. Even without washing machines.

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Happy slum dogs.

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