Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ruins, Ruins, Ruins

Dr Abe V Rotor
Ruins through time (Castle ruins in Cairo, Egypt) Painting by AVR

Ruins through abandonment, Vigan Ilocos Sur
Ruin of a lost culture (Greco-Roman architecture), San Vicente, Ilocos Sur

Ruins of fire (Old Comelec building) Intramuros, Manila

Ruin of colonization. Sinking Tower of Laoag, Ilocos Norte

Ruin of industrialization giving way to modernization. Paco, Manila

Ruin of a watchtower, Bantay, Ilocos Sur

Ruin of a convent, San Vicente Ilocos Sur

Ruin of a past industry - Indigo Vat for making indigo blue dye. San Vicente, Ilocos Sur

You treasure the past, history on your lap,
Noble and shame, proud and tame;
Tell to the tourists, it doesn't matter now;
Will the wind of change be the same?

1 comment:

kymmanuel said...

These so called ruins are treasures. They are a living proof of some of the most historical happenings in our country. That is why by just looking at them it is as if you are traveled back through the past.
-Kym Manuel