My musings inside an empty cemetery.

“I was waiting on a moment, but the moment never came”

Three months from now this cemetery will come alive again as Filipinos will visit their dearly departed. Thousands of families tugging the complete household will flock to the cemeteries once again for this annual celebration. The South Cemetery is no exception, this public cemetery has it’s share of famous residents. From former presidents to big time gambling lords, to national artists and local heroes. But there’s a special part in this desolate place. On a tiny patch of land, secluded form the main road lies an area where dead children are laid to rest. Hidden from all the old, stained niches are small tombstones lined up with tiny crosses on top of them and little angel statutes watching over. The silence here on a non-holiday is eerily deafening. You just have to stop and say a prayer. Its counterpart is the Manila North Cemetery which is a bit bigger.

Listening to: Ego tripping at the gates of hell by The Flaming Lips

written by northwardnimbus on 2009-08-18 in #world #locations #asia-team-1 #f #team-asia-1 #location #63 #submissions #philippines #jewels-of-the-city #competition #traditional-places #lc-a-race #pinoy #northwardnimbus #lc-a #contest #the-great-lc-a-race #rumble


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    great shots!

  2. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    very pretty images!

  3. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    I mean, # 5 is super but # 7 is outstanding from all the others.......

  4. cruzron
    cruzron ·


  5. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    beautifuk gallery!

  6. northwardnimbus
    northwardnimbus ·

    yey! first location up! kinda a downer for a first locay huh? heeh. sorry.

  7. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Seeing these photos, it gives me the impression of being in one of the cemeteries that we have in Spain.
    Congratulations for the lomolocation!

  8. halfawakehaiku
    halfawakehaiku ·

    woohoo! go Team Asia 1!

  9. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    captured the moment brilliantly!

  10. ivoryocean
    ivoryocean ·

    7 is amazing!

  11. domemerson
    domemerson ·


    DON´T forget the big pitcure.
    amazing lomographies.

  12. stouf
    stouf ·

    Poetic gallery ! I love 7 and 8 !

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