Wednesday, May 23, 2007

manila cathedral

Manila Cathedral is also known as the basilica of the Immaculate Conception. The original structure was built in 1581, made from nipa and bamboo, the typical structure of houses and buildings in Manila during that time. From its construction, the church has been damaged by typhoon, razed to the grounds by fire, toppled by numerous earthquakes, and destroyed into ruins during the world war ii… but always it gets rebuilt from the ashes and is still standing today from its original foundation ... resilient like the Filipino people. The church has been photograph many times before and its facade is known all over that's why my photo just shows its tower to check if a true manileƱo can guess.

From the official website: The story of the Manila Cathedral is not only a story of the Church, it is also a story of Intramuros, a story of Manila, a story of the Philippines. Manila Cathedral is a time narrative; it is about ruins and ravages, rising and restorations.


Olivier said...

Elle a un tres beau dome. Les cathedrales sont des sujets magnifiques. belle perspective

It has a very beautiful dome. The cathedrals are splendid subjects. beautiful prospect

tatlumpung libong isda said...

great shot here parang hindi sa pilipinas. hope you could also capture the beauty of our church there in Bolinao, Pangasinan some time. . .have a great day!

Anonymous said...

It is a great shot of a beautiful top or steeple or tower. I don't know the correct word for it. Dome is it I guess.

The second episode of the robins is on the blog today. The mother's head is down the baby's throat.

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