March 1, 2010

Day-tripping

THEME DAY: PASSAGEWAY • Alright, I'm cheating again here because we've left Metro Manila. We're on the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, better known as SCTEx, although where exactly, I have no idea. The SCTex goes through three provinces north of Manila: Pampanga, Bataan and Tarlac. Since it opened in 2008, day trips from Manila to the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, which is located in the province of Zambales, have become easier; it is 110 kilometers away from Manila but the trip now only takes an hour and forty five minutes compared to three hours before the road was constructed. Last year, I took a trip to Subic Bay with my sister and nieces. This time, my girlfriends and I went a bit farther. Come back tomorrow to see where we spent last Thursday.

Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway

From the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary: Passage a: a road, path, channel, or course by which something passes b: a corridor or lobby giving access to the different rooms or parts of a building or apartment. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

SEE IT SUNDAY: DIRECTION

44 comments:

Paula said...

Great shot, almost feels like it's moving.

Jacob said...

One does get the sense, as Paula suggested, of movement. Looks to be a grand highway. And not all that crowded!

CafebyJW said...

Beautiful sky!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Well it is the passage to somewhere - lovely photo makes you wonder what is at the end of the road.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

RJ said...

Who would think that Philippines is a developing country with this photo? o",) SCTEx makes me proud of my 'home', once again!

Angela Robak said...

The terrain is a lot flatter than I imagined. I just love the feeling of the open expanse of space you get = a true escape from busy Manila!

J Bar said...

It's great.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Chin said...

I like this shot.

Don and Krise said...

There you go.....giving us a teaser again. I'll be back tomorrow.

Olivier said...

une belle invitation au voyage, superbe photo, avec un ciel magnifique

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Shot !!

tapirgal said...

I'll bet it's nice to have a quicker way to get to interesting places outside the city.

Julie said...

Interesting, Hilda, that you delved into the dictionary to find out exactly what a passageway was! I did exactly the same, and also came to the conclusion that this was a very broad category.

I like the simplicity of the passageway that you have chosen which emphasises the wide blue yonder.

Lovely choice.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shot. It is also beautiful. MB

raf said...

Nothing like the feel of the open road and big blue sky when you're out for a getaway. And you've certainly captured that sense of free passage here, Hilda!

VP said...

More passage than this! A perfect Theme Day image. I hope you have a nice trip and will be back soon with plenty of pictures for us!

mirage2g said...

Home always have the most beautiful skies....I'm missing out a lot! :(

Andreea said...

Beautiful image, that sky is amazing!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great sky. We could use more roads like this in Costa Rica.

Jilly said...

Beautiful sky. I wasn't thinking of a passageway as a road, but of course it is! Well done.

B SQUARED said...

There is nothing wrong with cheating from time to time.

Jacob said...

Hi Hilda - here's a link re: cracker houses in Florida:

http://www.oldhouseweb.com/architecture-and-design/cracker-farmhouses-1840-1920.shtml

Jacob said...

Me again - re: your comment on The Villages...that's just what we often do...find a place to sit and watch the water, the birds, the people and the sun go down!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

such a nice open road with blue sky and clouds and greenery. nice passage for today

Lois said...

I feel like I am right there on the highway with you Hilda. It reminds me of our interstate highways here. I can see some mountains in the distance!

Vernz said...

Hi Hilds, woahhh! i think you're driving here to have a good time and not to get on time ... LOL....

Good Night!

Louis la Vache said...

OK! We'll check back to see where the road took you. ;-)

Birdman said...

Thanks for that text that accompanies this highway shot. It add a lot.

Jarart said...

It looks like a drive into a heavenly sky!

Rob and Mandy said...

Excellent! Good memories from Subic Bay.

Uma por Dia said...

Passage to freedom, air and good weather!

Deden said...

beautiful composition.. It must be fun to ride with my bike and enjoy the scene..

cieldequimper said...

The passage to the whole wide world, there to be grasped. Great!

Leif Hagen said...

Nice "cheating" passageway but since it's such a lovely blue sky background, we'll let you get away with it! Ha!

Johnny said...

Hola Hilda,
Un cielo muy bonito con unas nubes de película.
Abrazos

ρομπερτ said...

What a joy to be able to see that far.

A wonderful Wednesday for you all.

Chuck Pefley said...

Alright, since you've provided the "definition", I'll accept this as a passageway ... from hither to yon -:)

Buck said...

Love your interpretation here! Glad you can get to Subic quicker.

Virginia said...

we won't scold you because this is a great shot for the theme!
V

Kaori said...

Beautiful photo, no matter where it is! And thank you for the definition of Passage. I couldn't really figure out if it meant a path or hallway...but I guess it's both :)

Keropok Man said...

hope you enjoy your trip!

subic bay is where the cheap flights go to right? :-)

Mo said...

This is a stunning image Hilda. It has all the right qualities of a great photo.

Hilda said...

Keropok Man:
That would be Clark airfield in Pampanga. Closer to Manila than Subic. :)

Paula said...

I can just see you with your feet on the dash, relaxing, letting the world go by.