May 30, 2010

No less grand

The main facade of the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, better known as the Manila Cathedral, has three doorways. The central doorway, which is the biggest, has large wooden doors with bronze relief panels depicting the history of the church, over which is a grand arch inscribed with the dedication of the church. The two side doorways are slightly smaller though their arches are just as richly ornamented with elaborate reliefs.

arch over a doorway of the Manila Cathedral

11 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Great detail photography. One can imagine the passion and strength of faith that went into the creation.
Please have you all a wonderful Sunday.

daily athens

Don and Krise said...

The detail and craftsmanship is amazing for the time this was probably built. Beautiful.

Louis la Vache said...

Rich detail in the arch. Modern architects don't know how to do these beautiful details.

Dina said...

It gives such a special feeling to stand under old arches such as this.

James Mark said...

Nice one Hilda! Reminds me to post a gothic arch detail sometime. Thanks for you visits.

AB said...

Great old arch. I wonder where they borrowed the styles for the decorative patterns

Cezar and Léia said...

To produce this a lot of talent must have been employed...
God bless you!
Cezar

Kaori said...

Beautifully detailed! :-D

the donG said...

i recommend that you also visit vietnam. there are some great structures which for sure you'll have a great shot and feature.

Priyanka Khot said...

Beautiful. The carving reminded me of some of the churhes I have seen in India.

Jacob said...

Very impressive. A lot of work went into all this carving!