What was I doing May 23 of
Doing a little sight seeing .
The first stop was to the MacArthur Shrine.
This is called 'Leyte
These are bronze statues of
General Douglas MacArthur, Philippine President
and other high ranking officers. Their arrival was at the
time the last of Japanese were being forcibly
evicted from the Philippine Islands.
Not much changed since the last time I was there.
I never trusted these one man taxis. I would only take
one if I knew exactly
where I wanted to go.
Next stop was the State College of Agriculture . School was
out for the summer and I had
an opportunity to walk around the grounds for a while. I
remember the day being cooler than usual.
Looking out towards the ocean.
These pictures were taken with one of the first digital cameras
available in 640 x 480 format.
I cannot identify most of the vegetation, but it was quite a site.
If this is a palm, I know why I took the picture.
Indoor plants back in the states.
More indoor plants.
I have no idea what this is. I thought at the time the locals
described it as Durian Fruit. It looked
kind of like bananas, was reputed to smell really bad but tasted quite
It was a nice way to spend one of those rare afternoons away from the