Saturday, January 14, 2017

The 2017 LakbayLoyd's Lighthouse Collection Desk Calendar

Lighthouses were never my fascination when I started to travel alone all over the Philippines almost 20 years ago. I just wanted to travel - period!

I never had any particular agenda for my travels before , except to go to odd, off-the-beaten-path destinations. Until I realized that there are unpopular, undocumented, unrecognized and neglected historical structures in the Philippines still existing but in miserable condition and left in oblivion. They are the century-old lighthouses which have stood proud yet lonely, sentinels which have served heroically as their flashing lights from the distance served as symbols of hope, tranquility and comfort.

I came up with a list of historic lighthouses in the Philippines in 2014 and made a commitment to visit, document, and take photos of each 27 of them. I am just missing one lighthouse as of the time of this writing, the Faro De Cabo Melville in Balabac, Palawan.

Nevertheless, I am coming out with a lighthouse collection desk calendar featuring 12 of the 27 lighthouses I visited. This is my own simple way of appreciating and respecting these magnificent structures as I share to you these images of these romantic beacons of hope captured exclusively thru LakbayLoyd lenses.

Special thanks to Ms. Eunice Grace Gatdula (@HuhSmileTheArtist) for the layout.



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