Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

Mundane Monday Challenge : Motorbikes’ Open Bar


On top of my favourite bloggers is the great photographer Jithin. A few weeks ago, he launched Mundane Monday, an inspiring photo challenge encouraging us to find beauty in everyday life around us.

Here is my take for this week: a tiny gasoline station in Bantayan- a beautiful little island in the Philippines. Motorbikes here are on Grenadine !


31 comments on “Mundane Monday Challenge : Motorbikes’ Open Bar

  1. Fabio
    July 21, 2015

    Excellent, my dear Estelea! All the very best to you and yours! Take care, my dear! 🙂

  2. amommasview
    July 21, 2015

    Beautiful picture!

    • estelea
      July 22, 2015

      Thank you very much 🙂 I had no idea that gasoline could be so nice actually!

  3. anroworld
    July 21, 2015


  4. Amy
    July 21, 2015

    I like this one, Estelea! 🙂

  5. Gerry Ajesta
    July 21, 2015

    That reminds me of my childhood. We used to live just beside a motorcycle terminal in the province and the neighbor across our home sold gasolines like that outside their house.

    • estelea
      July 22, 2015

      I love this colour. In my country you find gasoline only in stations so I had no idea it could ever be pink actually. To me gasoline was only defined by its smell. It gives a new taste to travel, feeding your motorbike with grenadine for a sweet trip. (maybe I should stop reading kids’ bedtime stories for a while they really have an influence on my mind :P). Where are you from originally? Have a beautiful day X

      • Gerry Ajesta
        July 22, 2015

        Me too, at first I have had no idea what that pink stuff inside of a coke bottle. Then I saw motorcycle drivers stopping at the front of the neighbors’ house across us, gave some pennies to the owner, took a bottle and poured it down to his gasoline tank. My curiosity wasn’t satisfied so I came over pretending to ask for my friend to play and that was when I smelled the gasoline, so that was how I discovered it. 😀 I was born in Tungao, Butuan City. 🙂

      • estelea
        July 23, 2015

        For a moment I was scared you would taste it 😉 I did the same, came closer enough to smell it, and it was repellent enough to convince me it was definitely not grenadine!

      • Gerry Ajesta
        July 23, 2015

        It was the pungent smell that kept me from doing so ’cause judged by the way it looked, it looked really yummy though. 😀

      • estelea
        July 24, 2015

        😉 better cheer with Champagne, those golden bubbles never lie! Have a lovely week end dear

      • Gerry Ajesta
        July 24, 2015

        Yeah, I’ll keep that in mind. 😀 Oh you too madam. ^^

  6. trablogger
    July 21, 2015

    Why.. why so much kind words 😉 Thanks for making me happy by saying that 😀
    And welcome to mundane Monday challenge. More than the bottles, I like the way you have positioned your watermark right in the middle of the “O”. That was pretty cool. So is the light passing through full and empty bottles 🙂

    • estelea
      July 22, 2015

      You are most welcome dear, I only stated the obvious ! Only you could notice the place of the watermark, and I really appreciate that 🙂

  7. anotherday2paradise
    July 21, 2015

    Love your photo, Estelea. 🙂

    • estelea
      July 22, 2015

      THanks 🙂 I had no idea gasoline could ever look so yummy, each time I pass by this little shop I feel like eating gummy bears. The power of the sub conscience …

  8. Andy
    July 22, 2015

    Lovely colours.

  9. LifestyleswithLia
    July 24, 2015

    My original comment didn’t go through:( my computer is sweating from the heat I suppose!
    I love the vibrant red color in these Coke bottles you saw st the gas station ! You were able to capture colorful energy in a spot most wouldn’t probably notice! Bravissima!

    • estelea
      July 24, 2015

      Grazie mille 🙂 People were staring at me as if I were a complete alien when I took the pict and said how I loved those bottles. The seller looked a bit worried and finally told me “Mam, this is gasoline you know” . He might have thought I would like taste some 😉

      • LifestyleswithLia
        July 24, 2015

        Yes I bet he thought you wanted to cool off with a sip! Lol I can imagine their surprise… But it was worth it to capture this cool shot!

      • estelea
        July 24, 2015

        Thank you 🙂 I guess he ll be mesmerized at many things I never notice at home

  10. Alok Singhal
    July 25, 2015

    Such a beautiful picture!

    • estelea
      July 27, 2015

      Thanks a lot 🙂 There is really beauty even in the most mundane things don’t you think? Have a sweet day!

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