As I visited the Paco Cemetery and walk around its sacred grounds, I came across great markers of great heroes and men. As I immersed myself in its sheer beauty and humble beginnings, I saw a great nation, once tattered but rekindled by the fire of heroism and how great treasures were kept in the hearts of those who fought for the freedom I enjoy today. This new lamp post was made to augment in its historic semblance and to blend the new with the old or the old with the new but the most impressive is the manner how the places were still made, as it was in the past in the present.
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The Philippines is blessed with so many impressive landmarks and a great way to appreciate it is visiting churches such as the San Agustin Church in Intramuros. This church is very impressive and impeccably designed inside with lavish gold trimmings and carvings which dates back to the Spanish occupation in the Philippines.
I captured this photo of the pulpit where the priest officiating the mass at the San Agustin Church stood and delivers his homily. I say this is the best I have seen travelling and seeing churches.
A historic trail in the City of Manila yields historic places such as churches and cemeteries, Paco included in the lists among the best. If one looks at the historic, the grandiose and the vulgar, Paco cemetery is the place to see. Nestled in the heart of Manila, near its historic thoroughfares, Paco Cemetery that is today is flamboyant compared to its past. Though this is where the Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal was buried for 16 solemn years and also, the solemn final resting place of the esteemed three friars, GOMBURZA; today, Paco cemetery is all but a prime venue for princely weddings, debuts, concerts and pre-nuptial photo-shoots. Read more