March 3, 2009

Jorge de Leon's gift to Manila

This was my other choice for my March theme day post: one of the stained glass windows in Malate Church depicting Jesus being baptized by John in the Jordan River with the Holy Spirit descending on Him in the form of a dove. I actually like the colors of this photo much better. A dark interior with bright daylight outside brought out the brilliant colors of the stained glass very well. Unfortunately, I do not know anything about Malate Church's windows—who the artist is or when they were created. The only thing I know about this panel is that it was donated by someone named Jorge de Leon, as it says at the bottom.

Malate Church stained glass window depicting the baptism of Jesus

25 comments:

Afyonkarahisar said...

I read your blog every day like Hilda by. Thank you. Greetings.

lunarossa said...

It looks beautiful! The colours are so intense and lively and the details so precise! Thanks for posting this. All the best. Ciao. A.

Ken said...

That's a very nice art piece. The studio I work at has in the past done windows that were commissioned by clients that they donated to their church.

Halcyon said...

Another beautiful piece of stained glass. I'm glad you shared this one too.

Lois said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Hilda! The colors are so vivid and I love the dove!

Olivier said...

ce vitrail est merveilleux, un travail fantastique. j'aime beaucoup
this stained glass window is marvellous, a fantastic job. I like very much

Mountainboy said...

You have got to love stained glass. I can imagine the effect it had on people before colour TV or cinema.

I have stained glass windows in my bedroom, nothing this grand of course! ;)

Jarart said...

A stunning piece of artwork. Great photo.

m_m said...

Beautiful, great shot!

Laurie said...

I love stained glass windows. THis is a beautiful shot.

Marc said...

You captured this beautiful stained glass scene very well!

marley said...

So colourful and detailed. Lovely.

Jacob said...

Great photograph, Hilda. The colors are splendiforous!

nobu said...

It has really beautiful colour.

the donG said...

i wonder how beautiful it can be on a sunset lighting.

Layrayski said...

Very nice. I was in Malate church last week. My friend and I were walking along the area hot and tired. We saw the church and decided to go inside and pray. I didn't notice this stained window.

MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk said...

It's a very beautiful stained glass windows. You shot a really framed picture.

Mia said...

Hi Ma'am Hilda! I love this picture! The colors really pop out. :) I have a blog too, about Metro Manila (and other places).It's over at metromanilaphotos.wordpress.com. I just started so there's not much there yet. It's so fascinating to read all these city blogs! :)

I hope you're doing well! :)

Mia
(Sir Exie's former student, from loooong long ago, in case you don't remember. :) )

Lisa Wilson said...

Beautiful shot! Amazing work of art.

Jackie said...

That's a fabulous shot - stained glass is so difficult to photograph (well, it is for amateurs like me anyway!). You've captured it perfectly!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful!
Bonjour Hilda! I have visited you before but I think it`s the first time posting a message. I would like to say your blog is very cool ! This stained glass is magnific!
Have a wonderful weekend!
God bless you
Léia

George said...

The colors in this window are beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Bergson said...

beautiful colors
this window appears nine

susieofarabia said...

Beautiful stained glass, Hilda. Thanks for posting it.

proboatparts said...

Such a wonderful work of art and i think i know the artist of this stained glass window.