It took me four months to upload these photos from my last vacation. I've been side tracked by several events, erratic work schedules and sickness. Most of the time, I find posting on my Sentiments tab a lot easier and more spontaneous than articulating the history and architecture of monuments I have visited.
The pictures here were taken at the San Joaquin Cemetery. My kids and I, traveled the southernmost part of Iloilo by jeepney to visit the old churches in the towns of Guimbal, Miag-ao, and San Joaquin. En route to San Joaquin Church which was our final stop, we asked the driver to take us first to the famous cemetery. Built in 1892, the mortuary chapel is modestly well-preserved to this day. Rosette trims and moulding are the most dominant motifs of the structure. I missed several design details because of the midday heat that burned off my initial gusto. It was more like just 'point and shoot' rather than documenting. For a short while, I lingered without clicking my cam and just inhaled the desolate atmosphere. The quiet ambience was eerily contagious and for some reason, a certain sadness enveloped my mind. Finally, I snapped out of it as I saw my two kids patiently waiting for me to satisfy my weird palate.
Sorry folks, I can't describe the place much. It was a very quick visit and rather uncanny. Upon leaving, something that Shakespeare wrote, kept screaming in my head...
"Kill me to-morrow; let me live to-night!"
I'll stay off cemeteries for a while.