Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I Love It!

Only in the Philippines do you see such a glorious clash of styles! These are obviously kids, who were made to wear tunicles (I think in the Spanish tradition tunicles and dalmatics are sometimes indistinguishable, and I just have to say that the processional cross and tapers are wonderful, in a way that only Catholics can appreciate. I just wish there were better collarines, though, those brown things just look wobbly and out of place. And the guy with the camera-- priceless!


Andrew said...

Just couldn't keep away from the blog eh?.. =)

Interesting photos... I really MUST visit Manila some time soon.

Archistrategos said...

This blog is like a drug! Haha.. I just can't get any work done!

Yup, Manila is a very interesting city, though one whose beauty is sadly spoiled by indifferent politicians and the like. Luckily more and more people are beginning to wake up and give a rat's 'sass'. There are several very beautiful buildings that are being refurbished after decades of neglect, including some rare Art Deco specimens.

The photo was taken at the Manila Cathedral, by the way, which had been rebuilt a record 7 times already (most recently in WWII).