Tuesday, June 28, 2005

PLAZA DE ROMA (2/3)

After attending the Mass 6.30 service at the UP Chapel, I went straight to the Walled City, Intramuros, to make a quick visit to His Eminence, the late Jaime Cardinal Sin. This would be my first time to see him!

From UP, I took a jeep to Philcoa where, lucky enough, I was able to get a half-filled FX to Quiapo. Got off at T.M. Kalaw and took a cab to the Manila Cathedral.

A long line was already forming around the Plaza de Roma.

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Formerly the site of the Palacio del Gobernador, it now houses the offices of the Intramuros Administration

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Details of the main entrance of the Cathedral

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The cupola of the Cathedral

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The nave and main altar bearing the image of the Immaculada Concepcion, after Miguel Lopez de Legaspi dedicated the city to that title of the Virgin

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Why they called it Plaze de Roma is beyond me. I only see the monument to King Carlos IV here.

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"Al Rey de Carlos IV en gratito al non beneficio de la vacuna los habitantes de Filipinas."


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The Cathedral as seen from Plaza de Roma

3 comments:

aleq said...

hi dylan...i went there once, and I felt like was in Europe. These are worth preserving

Radioactive Adobo said...

It should feel like Europe, of course, being a Spanish formal settlement but you haven't seen the backstreets yet. FUll of squatters now :-(

bernadette said...

I wish the government will be able to resolve the "squatters" issues. I know it's not easy, especially for these poor people. But can't the affluent of the Phil. & the government do something? But what...?