A former boat man reminiscing his love standing on the wreak. traditional wooden boats are rapidly disappearing and becoming a thing of the past because of metal boats. Once loved and glorious, this is a picture of the remaining hull of a traditional wooden schooner waiting to be weathered out.
An old tribal man is playing an age-old stringed instrument made of wood and his grandson is listening to the melody. Shot at Birbhum, West Bengal in India.
Bayanihan is a core essence of the Filipino culture. It is helping out one’s neighbor as a community, and doing a task together, thus lessening the workload and making the job easier. It is also called the ‘community spirit’. It is best exhibited when people wish to move locations in the rural area. The traditional Filipino house, the ‘bahay-kubo’, can be moved using wooden poles which are carried from the old place to the new one. This requires a group of people to lift and carry the house on their shoulders. Able-bodied men usually participated in such feats, while women stood and watched, casually chatting and cheering the men on. Afterwards, there will be a small gathering as a form of celebration and socialization.