Palawan island in the Philippines, referred to as the last frontier, for a variety of reasons. A new island for me, with some very different windows….
Palawan officially the Province of Palawan, is an island province of the Philippines that is located in the Mimaropa region. It is the largest province in the country in terms of total area of jurisdiction. Its capital is Puerto Princesa City, but it is governed independently from the province.
The islands of Palawan stretch between Mindoro in the northeast and Borneo in the southwest. It lies between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. The province is named after its largest island, Palawan Island , measuring 450 kilometres long, and 50 kilometres wide.
Bamboo is the construction basis for all housebuilding outside main towns. Palm fronds are also put into use too. Shops selling every conceivable part of bamboo, from stems to woven panels line the road outside Puerto Princesa. Tricycles and jeepneys laden with bamboo and palm fronds were not an uncommon sight.
The climate is hot and humid. In small remote settlements, electricity is not part of everyday life, fans and air-conditioning seem a luxury confined to towns, so window openings are a necessity rather than a design function.
I checked the Oxford dictionary for window definition whilst writing this post as I’m not sure some of these “windows” can be defined as windows.
An opening in the wall or roof of a building or vehicle, fitted with glass in a frame to admit light or air and allow people to see out.
You can decide for yourself….
Palm fronds on the ubitiquous jeepney…. interesting window too…not much line of sight….
Ingenious transportation of bamboo…. this is a motorbike with a tricycle conversion, used as a taxi and family transport…a motorbike with windows…
Fancy bamboo fretwork for privacy and decoration….
It is rare to see glass used in windows outside a town…
Bamboo decoration used for air and light….
A remote church in a jungle settlement, the windows were the only windows with glass for many a mile………
A jeepney stop, fretwork decoration and election posters decorating these “windows”….
Just a piece of bamboo to close the window at night….
No windows at all , just a makeshift baby gate to stop this little one wandering…..
Window frames and curtains only….
A roadside church on the Southern highway, colourful and with windows….
The Bamboo Bar at Honda Bay, stylish bamboo windows…
Beautiful eyes through a window…..
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