Friday, December 11, 2009

Manila Cathedral

As history describes it, the Manila Cathedral or more widely known as the Minor Basilica of The Immaculate Conception in history books is also the seat of the Archbishop of Manila. Having withstood several natural disasters and fires during its 400 year history, the now completed structure of the Cathedral stands still with pride. Completed in 1958 the Cathedral is dedicated to "Our Lady of Immaculate Conception", in her role as patroness of the Philippines.

After nearly getting lost in Intramuros, after taking a quick pee break and waiting for a late colleague, this was our first stop to our afternoon tour of Intramuros.
The structure is astonishing. It retains it ancient looking atmosphere, but the adoption to modern architecture is also noticeable. I personally admire the painted glass found nearly everywhere. Though I am not a Roman Catholic by devotion, I always find the atmosphere inside a church, on a not so busy day, so peaceful. It gives you the rightful definition of how a church should be, should feel like. There’s silence, warm hearts and a peaceful feeling.

The rest of the group sat for a while and just admired the beautiful structure of the Cathedral. I, on the other hand, wandered around and took some shoots.

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