Lately, I haven’t had time to go out and shoot. And if you check my lomohome, you’ll see pretty much the same thing: my workplace, St. Paul University, Manila. It is a good thing that I have this article to show it off.
St. Paul University Manila is a tertiary Catholic educational institution and is a member of the St. Paul University Systems. Its campus is located at the heart of Manila, in the busy district of Malate. This institution is being run by the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres. This year, St. Paul University Manila is celebrating its centennial founding year.
The university is not the big at all, still, there’s a handful of things that are worthy of my lomographs. I like taking photos of its corridors, especially in the afternoon or early morning when they are still free from busy students.
The campus is also home to a number of animals; most notably, cats and pigeons. I often run after them just to take their photos.
One of my favorite things to photograph is a beautiful stained glass depicting St. Paul at the turning point of his conversion to Christianity.
Of course, my co-faculty members have their fair share of lomographic limelight every time I have my camera with me.
I already have a reputation among my students as the instructor who always brings a camera everywhere; so much so that there are times when they themselves would ask to be photograph as I pass by.
Finally, the crowning jewel of the campus: the Chapel of the Crucified Christ. The façade of the chapel features a huge and looming sculpture of Jesus on the cross. The current structure is actually a reconstruction of the original one. During World War 2, Manila was leveled to the ground, including this chapel. Remarkably though, the facade was somehow spared. After the war, a new chapel was reconstructed in the same site.