November 12, 2009

Black iron

These are the doorways and windows of the Museum of the Filipino People just off the porch created by the colonnade which I posted on Monday.

doors and windows of the Museum of the Filipino People

I really like the beautiful ironwork of its many windows. The sculpted ornamentation on the walls and ceilings are quite simple but still pretty.

arch over a doorway of the Museum of the Filipino People

The plaques under the wall lamps identify the people involved in the reconstruction of the building, formerly the Finance Building of the Philippine government, which was completed in 1950. They feature the coat of arms of the Republic of the Philippines and lists foremost the President under whose term the building was reconstructed: Elpidio Quirino. Tiny lettering carved into one corner of the metal identifies the maker of the plaques: Crispulo Zamora & Sons, Art Sales - Manila.

plaque under a lamp of the Museum of the Filipino People

21 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable contrast of black and white!I also loved that ironwork, very different and ornate.
Beautiful entrance!
Leia

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful ironwork. It makes the building even more impressive and artistic.

Leif Hagen said...

What a royal, grand entryway! The ironwork is extraordinary!

Gunn White said...

So many pretty details, and what a beautiful place!

Mo said...

A grand building

Stine in Ontario said...

The ironwork is exquisite!

bfarr said...

I agree with you Hilda, the iron work is quite striking.

melanie said...

Bonjour Hilda : J'ai beaucoup aimé tes "Crystal Rainbow" !

Dina said...

Very beautiful indeed.
I like the idea of having credits written on an old or new building.

Vogon Poet said...

Great reportage on a beautiful building, love the black iron.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Hilda, was at JC's blog noticed your profile and your lovely pic reminded me of a lady I ahemmm, dated long ago.
Glad I busybody over, nice blog you have. And you're a good photographer.
Love the architecture, the window grills are beautiful.
You have a nice day and keep a song in your heart, Mabuhay, Lee.

the donG said...

clapping here as ive never heard of this museum. i rarely feature museums because camera's are usually not allowed.

Andreea said...

Nice ironwork, many times beauty lies in the details of a design. Thanks for showing us that.

Lois said...

It is beautiful Hilda! I really like those light fixtures too.

Halcyon said...

The ironwork is beautiful. They just don't make things like that anymore!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Very intricate ironwork yet restrained and classical.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Jarart said...

Magnificent building!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

When I was there, I did not take any much notice of the buildings except of their grandeur and outside appearance. Now I realize we have old and antiquated architecture that stands at par with other countries predated in history.

This is beautiful post/

White Oleander said...

I wonder what the interior looks like.

George said...

I really like the ironwork in these pictures. It reminds me of the ironwork in Savannah, Georgia.

Reena said...

i like this architecture. :) fine work! haven't been here for a while. maybe it's time to go back.