Saturday, August 9, 2008

Photo-Hunter: Dark


This gnarled tree evokes “dark” images in my head. I’m a Tim Burton fan, and it’s probably the reason why this photo reminds me of Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman.

This "dark" cavern is near the entrance of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Palawan. This is one of the longest in the world, with an 8.2 kilometers navigable underground river.

To read more about the subterranean river, you can check out my
Palawan post.


The Plaza Cuartel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, has a “dark” past. This was a Japanese garrison during World War II where 143 American POW’s were burned alive by the Japanese Kempetai in December 1944. The ruins of this old garrison are a grim reminder of the atrocities of war.
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12 comments:

roentarre said...

Wonderful and interesting photographs! Love this post. Quite dark in deed

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh wow....GREAT photos. I love Tim Burton too. [AND Johnny Depp!]

Mine's posted. Stop by if you can. You can see a dark sinister creature. [kidding of course] Have a super weekend.

connie said...

Great choices for this week's theme! The first too are really dark :)

Thanks for visiting my blog & commenting :)

califmom said...

WOW! That is so surreal. Great shots.

Greyscale Territory said...

Such beautiful shades of darkness in these pics! Enjoyed all of this posting!

Sabine said...

Beautiful shots - love that tree!
Thanks for visiting me, happy weekend!

bintang4 said...

Black forest...an absolute darkness..nice shot

Anu said...

Beautiful photos of darkness.
Interesting perspective- the tree.
Thank you for your comment on
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Digital Polaroids said...

Great variety of "Dark"!

diXymiss said...

An eXcellent collection of shots and interesting descriptions. The underground river is fascinating!

Liz said...

I like your choices very much. The dark of the old garrison is particularly sombre.

Katney said...

The tree looks like it is going to reach out and grab you.