Wednesday, October 14, 2009

M - Manila Cathedral



Manila Cathedral (SE K800i)

The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is a Roman Catholic Minor Basilica in the capital of the Philippines, Manila. The cathedral of the Archdiocese of Manila, located within the centuries-old section of Manila called Intramuros, is the seat of the Archbishop of Manila. Having been destroyed several times by natural disasters and fires during its 400-year history, the current structure standing was completed in 1958, the cathedral's sixth incarnation. It is dedicated to Saint Mary under the title "Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception", in her role as patroness of the Philippines.

In August of this year, the cathedral hosted the funeral of the former Philippine President Corazon C. Aquino. This picture was captured 10 February 2009 using my Sony Ericsson K800i cell phone. The monument with the fountain was called Plaza Roma.

*** Jenn ***

5 comments:

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful cathedral and a great capture.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, a great shot of a very beautiful cathedral. Interesting history, too!

Have a great day!

Sylvia

Leslie: said...

What a gorgeous cathedral. :D

Roger Owen Green said...

Magnificent!

Tumblewords: said...

Marvelous! It looks like such a peaceful and wonderful cathedral. Beautiful.