Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunken Pier





Three views of the Sunken Pier in Puerto, Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur
Built by the Americans before WW II, it was one of the biggest piers in Asia.  
However, it was heavily damaged by the elements of nature and was never put to use.  What remain today are the remnants of its massive walls and a detached bulk of its terminal.

Abe V Rotor

No, it was not the big gun
that brought you down;
it was old Lamarckian
who brought in the clown.

When not in use, a thing 
degenerates into nothing; 
once a rudiment, 
it is a useless instrument.

The limb of a reptile,
the coccyx of the tail,
Intramuros or Great Wall
are no use at all.

Idleness and uselessness
are a duo in the art of waste;
great indeed is loss in disuse, 
the grey matter's no excuse. ~

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