November 6, 2009

After life

This would have been more appropriate for All Souls' Day last November 2, but as they say, better late than never. This is the Sanctuarium, the largest columbarium that I know of in Metro Manila. Aside from at least six levels of vaults for cinerary urns, it has three levels of wake chapels, a Buddhist temple, and it also offers funeral and cremation services.

Sanctuarium



I apologize for the lack of visits this past week, but my schedule and work load has been a bit crazy again. I hope that things will normalize soon so I can see everyone's wonderful photos. In the meantime, I wish you all a very happy weekend!

17 comments:

Lois said...

That place is so big. I would hate to get lost in there! It's a beautiful building.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow Hilda, this place is massive!
It's so different!
Ahh sweet friend, take your time, I wish you a beautiful weekend!
Léia :)

Vogon Poet said...

I have seen some real big ones, but this is really huge! Not a graceless building anyway...
Have a nice weekend, I wish you a lighter schedule for next week!

Ken Mac said...

as we say in the US, that's one stop shopping!

Jacob said...

Hmmm...it looks rather cold and desolate. Nevertheless, people must be dying to get in!

arabesque said...

hi hilda,
i don't like this edifice bec. it reminds me of my grandma 2yrs ago. :( brought back, some of the not-so good meemories.

but don't get me wrong, the post's great and imposing.

Leif Hagen said...

Columbarium?? I've never heard that word before now. I guess I better start doing crossword puzzles to learn some new vocab!

Don and Krise said...

Holy Gigantasourus! My father was cremated and is in a very old and ornate columbarium, but this one dwarfs it. Man that is huge.

PS: Don't stress Hilda, your schedule will lighten up.

Sharon said...

That is the most interesting building. It is huge.

White Oleander said...

This building feels like a box.

Halcyon said...

That place is huge! Very interesting post.

Have a great weekend!

Frank said...

That is one gigantic building...not a very warming or "inviting" place. I don't think I have ever seen a columbarium quite this size or with this building's presence.

Enjoy your weekend, Hilda.

George said...

This is beyond a doubt the largest columbarium that I've ever seen.

Avignon said...

Curious building indeed !

Pam said...

I like the look of this building, especially the dome on the top.
Nice shot, Hilda.

Dina said...

Oh Hilda, you have opened the eyes of this naive Jewish girl (Jews don't do cremation). I have never heard of, let alone SEEN, such a thing. I am reading your link to the Sanctuarium with morbid fascination.

Paulina Millaman said...

wow!