Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: ARISEN

This is the Manila Cathedral, more formally known as the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral - Basilica, built in Intramuros- the Old Walled City of Manila. This is actually the building's eight incarnation, having been ravaged repeatedly by natural as well as human-made disasters since the 1580's. The seventh version of the cathedral did not survive the Second World War; it was almost reduced to ruble as the Battle of the Liberation of Manila raged on, this same month exactly 65 years ago.

It is both a sanctuary for the faithful as well as repository of historical and religious artifacts, testaments to the indomitable Filipino spirit throughout the centuries.

The Manila Cathedral, Manila, June 2009, using a digicam.


  1. The architecture is so vividly detailed. Very nice.

  2. I miss the big old Narra trees in front of the Cathedral, it sucks that the Intramuros council cut them down some time last year. :(


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