cli·ché

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A cliché or cliche (/ˈkliːʃeɪ/ or /klɪˈʃeɪ/) is an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, even to the point of being trite or irritating, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel.

My thoughts exactly. And yet when I see this scene again, I can’t help but capture it. I used to have this on slide and even print film back in my analog days when we used to go to this place called San Carlos Heights in Baguio City which offered essentially the same view. The place was a grassy cliff studded with huge boulders and outcroppings of rock. We’d scamper up on one of the bigger outcroppings, light up and enjoy the sunset show. Nowadays the place has just gone to hell with the ugly urban blight spawned by the careless sprawl of ugly tin-roof houses with no regard for proper urban planning whatsoever. Pretty soon, we can give Brazil’s favelas a run for their money. The price one pays for progress. Sheesh.

P.S. I was in the same place where I took this just last week. But that’s for another time in the future.

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