Doors at the Pinto Art Gallery

The PINTO ART GALLERY

LOCATION: Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines

A few months ago, an inspiring travel photographer posted a photo of a door in his Facebook account.  It is the entrance to the Pinto Art Gallery.  It wasn’t much about the door itself, but the feel of accomplishment for this young man for having discovered it and enjoyed the visit that made me want to visit that place.

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Pinto Gallery is a gallery owned by a retired and accomplished doctor.  It is perched in a sprawling property in a modest subdivision at the heart of Antipolo City.  It was initially intended to be a personal gallery of the vast art collection of the good doctor until he decided to support other artists by opening his doors for them. He built a gallery to house and display these artworks which is now called the Pinto Art Gallery.

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This is what welcomed me as I entered the main door.

“Pinto” is the Filipino word for “door”.  And that is exactly what I noticed in this place.  Its got so many doors that lead to rooms with awesome exhibits and to gardens that are either amusing, relaxing or breathtaking.

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I enjoyed the vibe of this place.  I have experienced some museums and galleries that are intimidating and forceful to the point of being superficial and conceited, but here in Pinto, my experience was, it is open, sincere and easy to connect with.

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It was so easy to connect. It felt like you are part of the story.
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It gets you engaged. You wouldn’t even notice the other visitors there.
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It felt like you are in your own personal space.
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You feel at home, and with your own horse.

And the gardens …

Oh! the G A R D E N S!  I can stay here for days. 🙂

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My dream garden.

And they are all over the place!  🙂

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Thanks to that inspiring young travel photographer.  His name is Brian Kevin Felix.

This is the Pinto Art Gallery as I saw and experienced it.  Take a tour of this beautiful place through this photo gallery. (click the thumbnail for better appreciation of the image)

You may also get a glimpse of some of the artworks of Pinto in this link:

https://adelle125agustin.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/some-of-the-artworks-at-the-pinto-gallery/

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