Sunday, August 10, 2008

Photohunt: Dark






The statue that stands above the EDSA Shrine--Mary Queen of Peace (Our Lady of EDSA).

This statue has been witness to the many dark moments in Philippine history including the EDSA 2 and 3 revolutions. This shrine, dedicated to the one of the biggest yet peaceful uprising in history, was first conceptualized 2 days after the first and in my opinion, the only truly useful EDSA Revolution. Click here if you want to read more about its beginnings, and here to see other photos taken around the shrine.

20 comments:

little light said...

hmmm.. for me, both EDSA 1 and 2 weren't revolutions. only the face of the president changed.

Brine Queen said...

Thanks for stopping by... what a unique angle on that shot. I like the building in the background too.

Fishman said...

Love the message behind your pic. Yeah...guess at our darkest hours, what helps us to pull through is our spirituality.

WilStop said...

Hi there! Thanks for dropping by mine!...Your entry is dark indeed! Love the photos you had...Have a great weekend! Oh! let me share this quotation, " Life is like a box of chocolates, you'll never know what you gonna get "... Sounds familiar right? Its from Forest Gump Movie- So, enjoy life, take it easy and savor the time you been down..Keep moving 'cause life is precious...God Bless..c",)

Mine at Ph: Dark

philos said...

@little light: Well, EDSA 3 moreso I guess... but I'd like to think EDSA 1 did play a significant role, it just didn't worked out the way we all wanted it to.

@brine Queen: Thanks! :)

@Fishman: That and the fact that this statue has been there at the area where a lot of rallies were staged hehe...

@WilStop: Thanks! God bless you too :)

Carver said...

That's an interesting shot. Very powerful.

storyteller said...

Thought-provoking choice for this week’s ‘dark’ theme. Wonderful perspective in the photo itself. I participated twice today with 'moonrise' in So Cal at Sacred Ruminations and a 'dark critter collage' at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

leslie said...

I like how you used dark in 2 different ways. Nice job. Thanks for coming by.

Napaboaniya said...

Thanks for sharing the story of the shrine.

Ladykli said...

Quite a powerful photo! Well done.
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Tom said...

Nice take Philos.

jmb said...

What wonderful photo, the statue and building against the darkened sky. Have a good weekend.

neuroticsister said...

Faith is what all Filipinos have... it's just that, the EDSA's didn't work out the way it should be... seemed as though the government is not the only problem why the Philippines is experiencing all of these... but every Filipino is held responsible for this... too bad....

but we should still have hope, the Philippines will rise someday...

Digital Polaroids said...

Very creative shot

jams o donnell said...

Thanks for sharing this. Excellent post

Miss Elle said...

lovely shot philos! and i like that concept for the theme.

philos said...

@Carver: Thanks! :)

@storyteller: Thanks! God bless you too! :)

@leslie: Glad you liked it :)

@Napaboaniya: You're welcome, and thanks for coming by :)

@Ladykli: Thanks! Appreciate it :)


@Tom: Glad you liked it :)

@jmb: I'm glad you saw the sky as darkened, I was worried it wasn't dark enough hehe

@neuroticsister: I agree, we're all responsible for this mess...

@Digital Polaroids: Big deal coming from you, thanks :)

@jams o donnell: Thanks! :)

@Miss Elle: Glad you liked it, had a hard time choosing one that would be appropriate :)

JO said...

I was there during the Edsa 1 revolution.

kaycee said...

Very clever! Love your entry. And thanks for dropping by Philos =D

philos said...

@jo: Wow! Then you're one of our heroes... heroine I mean, my warmest regards :)

@kaycee: Thanks! :)