Weekly Photo Challenge: GROWTH
Some of the first memories I have of the Philippines are of big, voluptuous, white clouds hanging over water saturated fields of rice. Driving from Manila to my Dad’s hometown of Calamba used to be a slow drive through rural countryside.
Now, the simple rural road has been replaced with a congested 6 lane highway lined with gas stations and fast food joints. I even spotted a water slide. Why did I think things would stay the same? With a GROWTH in population close to 400,000 people and growing there is heavy traffic even at night. Buildings and structures seem to pop up without regard to any thoughts on planning. Electrical wires criss cross randomly overhead like a confused spider’s web. It’s an urban planner’s nightmare. How I wish for the simple times of my childhood memories.
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