The Winding Road of Patapat Viaduct

The Ilocos provinces in the Philippines is filled with breath taking places and views. One of them is the Patapat Viaduct located at the northernmost part of Luzon island in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. This viaduct is the fourth longest bridge in the Philippines and it stretches a total of 1.3 kilometers. It takes a total of 2 hours of driving from Laoag City, Ilocos Norte in order to reach the municipality of Pagudpud. But the 2-hour long and arduous ride is rewarding enough for you to witness the treasures of Pagudpud.

Long Road by Blaine Ordinario, Flickr

This long coastal bridge connects the provinces of Ilocos to the Cagayan Valley Region. There are only a few vehicles driving along the viaduct which made us decide to park our car at the side and took some pictures of it.

The Mystery and Beauty of Ponte Tower

Ponte Tower is the tallest residential skyscraper in Africa with a heaight of 567.6 ft. It is a 54-story cylindrical building with an open hole at the center which allows light to enter for the apartments. A couple of days ago as I lurk around the tech site of 'The Verge', I saw an article about a film maker presenting the story behind the tallest residential skyscraper in Africa. I was compelled on the content and story of this short film which makes me share to you.

The tower is an icon of luxury as planned before. But this gigantic structure had faced a lot of struggles and crises through time which leads to decay. Today, it is considered as a place of hope for others which provides shelter specially to the people who needs it the most.

Let us watch Phillip Bloom's short documentary as he shows the beauty and mystery behind the walls of this creepy yet astonishing tower of hope.

Ponte Tower from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

The New Link and the Fond for Short Films

Visions of a Color Blind Photographer was designed to be a photography blog. The original plan was to post photographs in monochrome and represent a story in a visual and conceptual way. Today, we want to submerge this blog further and add another section. This section will be named as 'Video Features' located at the content sidebar on the right. This will merge the Movie reviews and Video Projects section.

As a video hobbyist, it's time to step this blog on another notch by including my love for film making in this website. My recovery since the previous incident is getting better everyday on a much faster pace. Big thanks to the people who keeps on supporting me all the way. Where would I be without you guys.

The Video Features section will present my movie reviews, our past video projects and some short films by other video hobbyists which I riveted. I would also like to present our new link.

The Vimeo Channel of Visions of a Color Blind Photographer

I pray greater things to happen for the upcoming days, weeks, months and years in this photo blog. For I surrender everything to Him.