February 5, 2009

Begging for a new coat of paint

On December 30, 1954, the priests of the Order of Discalced Carmelites in the Philippines laid the cornerstone for the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in New Manila, Quezon City. Almost a decade later, the shrine was inaugurated on July 15, 1964. Mount Carmel is a mountain range in Israel closely associated with the prophet Elijah. The Roman Catholic Carmelite order was founded on that mountain range by Saint Berthold in the 12th century, hence its name.

National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Quezon City

18 comments:

Olivier said...

elle est superbe, avec cette statue de Marie immense.

it is superb, with the statue of Marie very immense

Boise Diva said...

It's a charming shrine. It's it really a painted building? It looks like stone from my view.

Halcyon said...

Very stately, although you are right, it could use a coat of paint!

HZDP said...

Hilda,
I have to say I'm really confused at the name of this ..is it a church? can I call it a church?
You know few of us are catholics in China..
Btw, this is a good picture!

Jarart said...

A very impressive building. Great shot too.

George said...

What an impressive building and what a good picture!

Lois said...

Great picture Hilda! I love the palm trees.

Knoxville Girl said...

I like your angle on this photo. The church looks older than 1954, maybe because it is so gray.

Lisa Wilson said...

Very beautiful! I love the palm trees. I've only seen palm trees one time in my life.

Jackie said...

I like the palm trees too. I also really appreciate the effort you make in giving us a bit of the history - I must admit although I do that sometimes, a lot of the time I'm rather lazy about it.

angela said...

Or if not paint then a good going over with the high pressure hose...what's it made of?? I'm guessing stone but it looks more like concrete.

Kris said...

An imposing building.

Jim said...

I think I like the natural stone.

Joe Narvaez said...

Oo nga. Pintura please!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Palm trees bring back memories that this is not a place of ice and snow. I also like your photograph and your story behind it.

Abraham Lincoln said...

To answer your wishes in your comment about our granddaughter in the war. She came home with some issues and after all this time is just getting back on her feet.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

wow Hilda! This looks very interesting, the building itself is very beautiful but I truly agree with you taht it needs a good paint job!

ahhh ang layo sayang jeje by the way, our exams went well. Mabait ang teacher namin jajaja Inexclude na ang Kirchhoffs rules at simpleng circuits nalang nilagay! God Bless and have a great weekend!

Steven^^

Hilda said...

BD, Angela & Jim:
It's only concrete and it really needs a new paint job!

Zoe:
Oops, sorry. Yes, it is a church.

Lois, Lisa & Jackie:
You know, I keep forgetting that coconut trees are palm trees! I'll explain why sometime.