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A Lonely Tarlac Road | by Storm Crypt
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A Lonely Tarlac Road

What makes this road so special -- is the history. I don't often come here. Last time I did was seven years ago. One of my grandparent's siblings died in the second world war. He was assigned in Bataan. When the war broke out, my grandparents, never heard from him again. Last time they knew, Bataan was fiercely defended and lost. By the time Corregidor fell, the death march(often forgotten by Filipinos ) was just starting. Through this paved highway -- which once was a rough, dusty road -- is where the death march snaked through. This place is Capas, part of Tarlac Province. Where camp O'Donnell was located -- the concentration camp where the Death March survivors lived and died until the closing months of the war.

 

Took this shot on the way to the jump off point of one of the most violent and destructive volcanoes of the 20th Century. I'll be back to this place after a day's hike.

 

Capas, Tarlac

Philippines

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Taken on August 16, 2008