Thursday, May 13, 2010

Friday Shootout: The Dark side of my town









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May 14 - New Moon - The dark side of your town (Black and White option) by NanU

The Dark Side of My Town

When I came up with this theme I was having one of my moods. There's so much sweetness and light in the blogosphere that sometimes I just have enough and want to shout - come on people! NanU example Where's the other side? So tell me: where's the dark side of your town? What would you change about it if you could? Alternatively, what things in your town are simply dark? A shadowed walk under thick trees, a building made of basalt, a black cat... Show us in black & white if you like. For me, any photograph any time can be b&w, but it's not often that it occurs to me to go that route! NanU

This is not my town, but the home region of my birth, Borneo. My take for this week is real darkness, not the spooky darkness. What is darker than caves?

Last year, I went to two well known caves, the Mulu Caves in Borneo and the Waitomo caves in New Zealand. Inside they were very dark, and you need powerful security guard torches to see inside.

Here it is, inside the dark dark Mulu caves. There were a zillion black bats, when they fly out, the whole sky gets darken.

Much to the amusement of foreign tourists, my guide Antoli pointed to the cave opening that Abraham Lincoln resides at the roof top. In deed the profile of Abraham Lincoln looks quite like him, and Antoli says, all the Americans who visit always "click, click away"

What do you think? It was worthwhile spending a few thousand dollars and walking 4 kilometers to see this world heritage despite it's darkness.

11 comments:

M.Kate said...

So many dark side here...and I am training for Mulu..one day soon. happy weekend.

Pauline said...

Ohhhh, yikes, sorry Ann, I don't like dark places. My imagination runs away with me! I would rather visit these places through your eyes. Did enjoy your photos!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

A very interesting view point!!!! kekekekeke....I don't like dark places.

NanU said...

I would definitely spend a few grand and hike many many kilometers (I just like hiking) to see this and the rest of your country. Some day!
Your cave photos look a lot like the cave photos I took in my parents' adopted state of Arkansas: Dark.

Rebecca said...

Kind of gives me the creeps. But I like that last photo.

Doreen said...

great shoot out Ann!! I love the last shot and did not see Abraham Lincoln until I read it in our post. and it does look like him!! :-)

Chef E said...

Ann- You might want to have your computer looked at, adware popped up when I came over, you may have some adware or spyware lurking in your files?

Love the photos, I like this theme, I am a bit of a mystery novel reader, so this stimulates my imagination!

Kerry said...

I got adware too.
I've never seen Abe Lincoln and a bat cave in the same photo so I'm glad you made that trip!

Cheryl said...

The bats pouring out of the caves would send me screaming I think! The dark side of my town would be the walks under canopies of trees, but a walk that ends in the light.

Kerry said...

Hi Ann, again! You asked about Jessica and that is so sweet of you. She has been with us for a few months but will go away again in August, this time to graduate school in Ithaca New York to study global health/nutrition; she will return to Africa with this program sometime in the next few years. She is very nervous and not sure she is up to the challenge. We're hoping that she will do well. Thank you for asking.

~JarieLyn~ said...

Ann, I am so glad you posted about caves. you have inspired me to go to the caves on my next trip to Oregon. Great shoot-out.