February 27, 2013

Sunspots

detail of the facade of the Manila Observatory The decorative facade of the Manila Observatory (see yesterday's post) composed of patterned cement blocks is so mid-century modern, I just had to take a photo of it. The JHS or IHS underneath it is a Christogram and marks it as a Catholic institution. The red and yellow circular symbol right over the doorway represents Sol, our sun, and I will show you why it is there tomorrow, which will also explain why the building is cylindrical.

Quite fitting for this photo too, since all my images end up with red or pink sunspots every time I shoot into the sun—which was straight up in this case, since it was noon when we visited the observatory.

3 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

A fabulous angle in this picture!I would like to visit inside!
Léia

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Lovely capture. Nice to know about the significance of the symbols.

JM said...

Brilliantly composed shot, Hilda!