Inspiration – Manila Bay

In one of my last posts I talked a little bit about inspiration from my home, my previous work travel, and my family. I’d like to say a few words about inspiration from more current travel in this post.

I’ve been to the Philippines three times in as many years recently. I am not an expert…not even close…but I’ve seen islands, waters, cities, and villages that are some of the most culturally interesting places I’ve ever visited. I’ve also met people that bring the term wanderlust to an entirely new level. Filipinos love to travel and explore and think nothing of spending their entire weekend, including hours of rigorous bus travel, getting to and from a remote attraction.

One place that is not so remote, assuming you live in or near Metro Manila, is Manila Bay. There are so many pictures of this body of water at sunset and each one can tell an entire tale of it’s own. The bay is known for it’s beauty, especially at sunset, as well as it’s pollution on the shore, as well as in the water. It attracts local and international shoppers with the MOA (Mall of Asia) where the following shots were taken. It attracts business people from the world over and it attracts the poor who are looking for work, something to recycle or reuse, or a handout. This area is special, in more than one way, to more that one of the characters in my first book, GAME OF WIT AND CHANCE: BEGINNINGS.

Here are a couple of my own pictures of Manila Bay.

Ships on the horizon waiting in Manila Bay
Ships on the horizon waiting in Manila Bay
The buzz of activity on the water front close to sunset
The buzz of activity on the water front close to sunset
Like many mega cities, the water front is not all pristine
Like many mega cities, the water front is not all pristine

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Bob has been a writer all his life. He has had to do many other things to buy groceries and make his car payments, but most of these things have involved writing, in one genre or another.
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