It has been part of my tradition to visit churches during the Holy Week and this year was no different—except that I’d be doing it exclusively by walking and won’t be able to cover as many as I wanted. Nevertheless, I was able to include a new one in my itinerary despite using an old route.
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I recently got myself an interchangeable-lens camera (ILC) in a bid to improve my photography skills and to be familiar with my new gadget in time for my upcoming travel outside the country, I decided to do a photowalk in one of the most picturesque places in the country, the City of Manila. Here are some of the shots that I took, but be forewarned though that this post is a bit heavy on the bandwidth.
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Visita Iglesia (Spanish: church visits) is a tradition here in the Philippines of visiting seven churches on Maundy Thursday as penance. Some people expand it to 14 churches with each one representing the Stations of the Cross. For this year I decided to start including this in my Holy Week habit but unfortunately I didn’t know that it should be on a Thursday, so ended up doing it on a Saturday, with an unexpected extra two churches!