Tag: History

Our Lady of Peñafrancia Church

Do not know much about architecture, but I am a big fun of NEO Classical Architecture in Churches. Its purest form in style was derived from Classical Greece and Rome – very Baroquish (Baroque in short). At the back of the church, also lies an old cemetery. Blast from the past!

Lovely day spent with my brother…

History of Peñafrancia Church, please go here.

Camarines Sur Tourism Guide, please go here.

My families movie memorabilia’s

My families highly coveted movie memorabilia collectables from BICHARA CINEMA’S. These photos where taken during the family reunion last July 2012 and this is the family reunion museum. Lots of history – its worth sharing. I will post more of this collectables in the near future.

Scenes of Historic Manila 1852-1909 by Felipe V Adriano Jr

A little remembrance from last nights event at Art in the Park is a purchase of 6 sets of laminated placemats depicting scenes of  Historic Manila from 1852 to 1909 by Felipe V Adriano Jr.

There so nice to be used as table mats, I would rather have them framed on the wall for people to see.

  • The Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, Intramuros 1852
  • Puente Colgante, Quapo at Casco sa Pasig, 1860
  • Plaza Cervantes, 1894
  • Sunday in Quiapo, 1904
  • Sun Agustin Church and Intramuros Houses, 1900
  • San Sebastian Church and Tranvia, 1909

 Go visit the Silahis Center in Intramuros!

744 Calle Real Del Palacio Intramuros 1002, Manila

Or, check out the website


There main showroom is The Silahis Center located in Intramuros, Manila. In a museum atmosphere with four departments, traditional artifacts and cultural crafts are synthesized with contemporary crafts and accessories expressing eclectic Philippine lifestyle.

“The Cotton Pickers” – Winslow Homer 1876

“The Cotton Pickers” – Winslow Homer. Oil on canvas. 1876. 24 1/16 x 38 1/8 inches. LACMA permanent collection.

In 1876, Winslow Homer was one of the few artists who pictured African-Americans with sympathy and respect. The Cotton Pickers, from 1876, shows two young women returning home from a day’s work in the fields. These two women stand tall and proud, despite their tiring labor.

Picking cotton was an exhausting and sometimes painful job. The cotton seems soft. But the fluffy boll hides the prickly seedpod underneath. Notice how it catches at the woman’s apron. This kind of realism, based on accurate observation, is a hallmark of Homer’s art.

Here, his realism serves a deeper, more symbolic function. Ten years after the Civil War’s end, not much had changed in the lives of former slaves. Look into the face of the woman on the right. She looks off into the distance as if toward a better future–one that’s still far away.

Homer’s friend and fellow painter Hopkinson Smith found in this painting what he called “the whole story of Southern Slavery.” ©LACMA

“One of my favorite painting in LACMA. What a beautiful work..The lighting and the subject of the painting completely complements each other.  I enjoy paintings that depicts history. I had a small replica of this painting from LACMA but I gave it to my dearest employee who absolutely loved the painting @ my office.”