After 2 years, the Manila Cathedral opened its doors again to the faithful. It was worth the wait. A work of art and a labor of faith. It is awesome. I encourage everyone to come visit (even hear a mass). Bring your cameras, if you don’t, you will regret not having one when you are there. It is really BEAUTIFUL . . .
View the new Manila Cathedral in this photo gallery. (click on the thumbnail to better appreciate the image)
You may also want to check out the photos of the actual event (mass) of the Re-opening in this link.
The Paoay Church looks exactly as it is seen in the thousands of pictures in the net, magazines, posters, postcards. Thus, it became a challenge for me to shoot. Every angle, nook and cranny of this structure must have been captured already. What else will I shoot.
The view from afar is exactly the same view that we see in pictures. And when I entered the church, there was a different feel. It was dark and “uneventful”. No breathtaking ceilings nor pillars, not even the altar. No Sistine chapel art or interiors here. I am not complaining though. I still enjoyed taking pictures of it.
And the facade lived up to its reputation. It was beautiful. And tourists and travelers were enjoying taking photos especially the jump shots! I enjoyed watching them (especially my siblings). I think I also had one jump shot photo here…
(You may click any of the thumbnail to see the larger version of the image)