The Daku Balay, Burgos Street, Bacolod City

View From the Main Lobby, Balay Daku

View From the Main Lobby, Balay Daku

The Front Porch, Daku Balay, Bacolod City

The Front Porch, Daku Balay, Bacolod City

Self’s Dear Departed Dad grew up in the Daku Balay.

At the time of its construction (in the 1930s), it was the tallest building in Bacolod City.

It was four stories with a working elevator and a grand marble staircase.

The Japanese High Command occupied it during World War II.

Now, for the first time ever, it is being opened to the public.

Here’s a link to the announcement prepared by self’s cousins.

Stay tuned.

Saturation: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

The prompt:

“This week, show us a photo of whatever you like, but make sure it’s saturated.  It can be black and white, a single color, a few hues, or a complete rainbow riot; just make sure it’s rich and powerful.”

Here are self’s three shots of saturated color!

Wall Shrine in Calle Something-or-other (Near the Frari Church)

Wall Shrine in Calle Something-or-other in Venice (Near the Frari Church)

In our first home, in Sausalito Terrace, Fremont, there were bushes of this plant lining the driveway.

In our first home, in Sausalito Terrace, Fremont, there were bushes of this plant lining the driveway.

Armchair in self's room in Hawthornden, June 2012

Armchair in self’s room in Hawthornden, June 2012

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