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Photo Essay: Baclaran Church

Baclaran Silhouettes at 5:30 in the morning

The yellow building across the church, its color intensifies with the early-morning sun

Another perpendicular angle.

Parallel to the sky

The buildings across the church.

A hundred peso a pair! The night market in Baclaran is a delight for a haggler like me.

The blouses cost a lot cheaper at night. I bought five tank tops for P50 a piece.

The interior of Baclaran Church. Churchgoers are waiting for the mass to start.

With the market hubbub on the street in front of the church, the interior offers silence.

With the sun slowly claiming the sky, the vendors gradually disappear.

The last of the night vendors

Love and laugh,

Jona of Backpacking with a Book

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.—Glenn Clark 

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16 Comments

  1. magsx2 says:

    Hi,
    It’s a lovely looking Church, and those markets look like you can have a heap of fun there.
    Great photos. 😀

  2. Gabz says:

    Wow, I love your photos, of how you captured each beautifully and with depth. 🙂

  3. Ellen says:

    very beautiful photos …
    I would have come back with lots of shoes!!!

  4. nelson RN says:

    Excellent shots, Jona!
    I haven’t been to this church for so many years now. Your post made me miss my visits here. I’ll probably plan hearing a mass here on my next vacation 🙂

  5. themofman says:

    Good photo essay. This is my first time learning about this church. I just went to the Facebook page to learn a little more ( http://www.facebook.com/baclaranredemptoristchurch#!/baclaranredemptoristchurch?sk=info ). I’ll have to do more reading about this church.

  6. pawie28 says:

    the photos and captions are really excellent! i enjoyed the photo tour. i also heard the photographer is a hottie.

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