November 18, 2010

Hobby

Dr. Alejandro Legarda was an avid amateur photographer. He kept his own dark room in their home and was one of the first members of the Camera Club of the Philippines; he remained a member until his death in 1993. His now-antique cameras and other accouterments of early to middle 20th century photography are on display in their own room at the Legarda ancestral house. According to the guide, most of the photos in the house were taken and developed by Alejandro. • LEGARDA ANCESTRAL HOUSE #4

antique cameras on display at La Cocina de Tita Moning, the ancestral home of the Legarda clan

9 comments:

Ken Mac said...

is that a brain in that jar? Hilda!!

ρομπερτ said...

Taking picture surely reaches a point when it goes beyond being a hobby.

Please have a good Thursday you all.

daily athens

Leif Hagen said...

I guess he died too early to be a blogger! Fun to see the old cameras and photographs~!

Layrayski said...

wow i am loving this series HIlda! Cool!

I don't know but early photography/ers seems so romantic to me.

Vernz said...

Hi Hilda, wow, interesting pieces ... it's like a scene in a movie pride and prejudice ... love it.
Anything Davao

Olivier said...

superbe, j'adore la vielle camera. J'aime beaucoup le commentaire de Ken Mac ;o))

Cezar and Léia said...

Very rich and interesting place for those who love photography!
Thanks for sharing!
Léia

Steve Harris said...

What a cool looking spot! Great picture.

George said...

Dr. Legarda must have been a fascinating man. That photographic equipment is fascinating.