Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Favorite Tomb Statue

It's All Souls Day. Already did our annual visit to the graves of our dearly departed folks (grandparents, aunts and uncles) at the Manila Memorial Park in ParaƱaque City.

Much has changed over the years at the memorial park. I remember how pristine and serene it was back in the 80's - the vast unoccupied lawns, the nicely landscaped artificial brooks that lead to the (not yet stenching) man-made lagoon. I wonder if the management ever thought of restoring the beauty that the memorial park was once known for.

Well there are things there that remained beautiful. Like this favorite tomb statue located near my grandparent's tomb. It is nicely sculpted in marble (or maybe cast marble) reminiscent of tomb statuary in the Renaissance period. Years of exposure to the elements gave it more drama. It belongs to the V. Roxas family.

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