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In the Capital

I recently visited Romblon, Romblon, the capital of my province. It is known for its marble and I got a special tour of the process:

The huge slabs of marble are brought from the quarries to these processing plants where a diamond-studded blade is used to cut them.
The huge slabs of marble are brought from the quarries to these processing plants where a diamond-studded blade is used to cut them.
Then highly skilled artisans fashion the marble into banisters, statues, tables…etc. Most large orders are shipped to Asia
Then highly skilled artisans fashion the marble into banisters, statues, tables…etc. Most large orders are shipped to Asia.
This Indian looks like it belongs at Lake Latonka!
This Indian looks like it belongs at Lake Latonka!
The fort of San Andres, built by the Spanish in 1644, which overlooks the entire town and harbor to protect against Moro raiders and Dutch pirates.
The fort of San Andres, built by the Spanish in 1644, which overlooks the entire town and harbor to protect against Moro raiders and Dutch pirates.
The town of Romblon, looking down from the fort.
The town of Romblon, looking down from the fort.
My home for the next two years!! I think I won the Peace Corps lottery.
My home for the next two years!! And there is great diving in that blue water in the distance too!