When your feet wants to walk, follow it!-that day it was a random day with David, packed with only my ipod , we jumped out and searched for a nearby interesting place to check,which came to be National Museum of the Philippines.
Before you enter the museum, you'll see two sculptures done by the artist Guillermo Tolentino. They are the heroic monuments of Manuel Quezon, former Senate President; and Sergio Osmena, former Speaker of the House.
Commissioned door handles by Napoleón Abueva and on the right is a tall and huge space, YES I thought of it would be great studio.
lovely chandelier and ambient light coming out from the windows,American styled room, (Art Gallery) National Museum
According to the NM official website, The National Art Gallery was originally designed as the public library by Ralph Harrington Doane. In 1918, the construction begun and was suspended for several times due to lack of funds. Later on, the building was decided to be used by the legislature. Revisions of the plan was done by Juan Arellano. The building was inaugurated on July 16, 1926. costing only four million pesos. In the mid-1996 the Senate of the Philippines moved out of the building. In 2003, the renovation started to transform it into National Art Gallery of the national Museum.
some of religious artifacts found dated back in 18th century, and the whole entire place smells soooo rustic!
The National Art Gallery is currently undergoing renovations so entrance fee is FREE until renovations are completed.
it was a challenging taking photos inside the museum, it was dim and it should be really perfect having my bulky camera, but I just had to make what I have work.
right: self portrait of Juan Luna ,Yes that's how you do selfie ages ago.
It was neat seeing some of our national hero Jose Rizal artful works
here is another sculpture by Rizal-mother’s revenge – a clay sculpture
this is one of my favorite-the water girl.
My blog didn't do justice on how beautiful and artistic this haven is, I highly encourage everyone to come see and learn some amazing things were from the past, We had a limit on time and we were not able to checked out the Museum of Natural History which probably just close by.
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It's me, Melissa fox - a lifestyle,spirited photographer for modern and chic people , Wedding photographer based in Marikina City. I want bigger things in life and I love it when the inner kid takes command. I find passion in creating visual arts.
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