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Dito, Noon: Manila Cathedral Entrance

6 February 2012

I took the historical image I found here, taken in the 1900s and a photograph I took in August 2011 to create this composite of the Cathedral’s front entrance. You can see how the supervising architect, Fernando H. Ocampo, stayed true to the church’s original neo-Romanesque design.

Since it was founded in 1571, the Manila Cathedral has been ravaged by fire, typhoon, earthquake and war. The current structure was constructed between 1954 and 1958, as the building was levelled during the Battle of Manila in 1945, which destroyed most of Intramuros.

Find more “history fades” here.

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