My Monday #04 – Batanes islands in Black and White

by : Bacardi Gold
22/march/2021


Batanes is in the northern part of the Philippines. It is an archipelagic province and also the smallest. It owns the most unique beauty where the rocky shores are complimented with beautiful hills and rolling terrains embracing its islands.

Tayid Lighthouse
Mahatao, Batanes


This is the mountainside road going to the remote Barangay Chavayan.


Barangay Chavayan, Batanes

This is the farthest and one of the 29 barangays of Batanes in Sabtang island making it an isolated village. It has a chapel, an elementary school and some stone houses. Some of it has been remodeled with concrete and some families enjoy the luxury of owning a television and other modern facilities. The village has a select electricity users as others can not afford a monthly payment for the usage.

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15 thoughts on “My Monday #04 – Batanes islands in Black and White”

    1. Thank you for the comment. Maybe just a select of a little bit old movie that’s still good for viewing.Yes, B&W has little glare to the eyes….Be safe..

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    1. It’s because most of their source of income is from fishing and a little of backyard gardening. But they live a healthy life there and looking at a village that size, I believed they had zero criminality.
      …Thank you for the read and comment. Stay safe.

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    1. En raison de son emplacement vulnérable au milieu de la ligne droite de Luzon 162 kilomètres au nord de Luzon et à seulement 190 kilomètres au sud de Taiwan, il n’est pas surprenant d’apprendre que Batanes a connu beaucoup d’invasions, d’occupations et d’interventions par les Espagnols, les Japonais et les Américains.Heureusement, ces intrusions ont laissé les Batanes en tact. Aujourd’hui, près de la moitié des terres des Batanes sont composées de montagnes verdoyantes et de collines tentaculaires.

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