Tuesday, May 22, 2007

the enchanted gate


here's the gate of yesterday's photo... isnt it enchanting? the way the sunlight plays with the statues inside captivated me and for a while i thought i was going to see an aparition or a spirit of a dead friar.

that place looks so mysterious, as if time stood still and nothing has changed... from the dust that covers the tables and whatnots inside, i wonder what was the place for... is it a lounge of the priests or was it a place they say their prayers.

i have a confession to make, yesterday i said that i didnt want to break a law inside the church, but the truth i would have... except that there was an old lady praying in the front pew who keeps an eye on me. i was afraid if i dared go inside the "lola" would scold me with her umbrella :)

UPDATE: sorry for confusing you Zsolt, lola means grandmother in tagalog, our native tongue. an old lady is considered a lola :)

13 comments:

Annie said...

It does look like a very quiet and solemn place, a place of shadows and dust and prayer. The wrought iron gate is lovely.

Kate said...

The detail on the arch and the wrought iron gate are exquisite.

Olivier said...

elle est vraiment magnifique cette porte. tres belle photo


it is really splendid this door. very beautiful photograph

Zsolt said...

but who is "lola"? I read the post like three time but I still dont know who is lola:)

alice said...

Thank you for visiting my DP blog and taking time to let a comment. So, now I know your blog! Your shots are beautiful and so informative to me who have no precise idea about your country. I posted a door too today, but mine is...smaller! Have a nice day!

The Salems said...

looks very enchanting..nice photo sets the imagination a light...
noticed your comment/question on the Cutty Sark reminders Newcastle (UK) most of the original shipe rigging,masts,deks and wheel house were in for repairs so the best parts have been saved i think..

Abraham Lincoln said...

A nice photo and compelling narrative.

Today—
Their beaks close, their eyes shut and their heads flop over the edge of the nest.
American Robin series starts today in Brookville Daily Photo.

lv2scpbk said...

Very pretty details. It's amazing all the details that go into some of these.

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

""...isnt it enchanting?"" Absolutely is and your photo help a lot to give the idea. Thank you so much but please, be careful to "lola" :-)

Nathalie said...

Very very nice gate, Pusa, and the inside yesterday was intriguing too: You made me laugh with your comments about whether you should trespass or not !

Carlos said...

I like those pastel soft tones. It is funny to hear that "lolas" are old women in your language. Nabokov and his "Lolita" novel would have been a complete failure.

the philosphical bastard said...

enchanting indeed.

travelphilippines said...

so scaryyyyyyyyyyy...

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