Saturday, August 23, 2008

Religious Art



St. Dominic, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

The Philippines is a predominantly Catholic country. Religious artifacts and statues are but a few examples of public art. This is a photo of a life-sized statue of St. Dominic in a garden at Caleruega, a place of meditation.

Taken January 2008 at Caleruega in Batangas, Philippines

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This edition's Round Robin Photo Challenge: Public Art

8 comments:

Sandcastle Momma said...

Wow! What a beautiful garden. The statue and grounds work together to create such a pretty picture. I could spend hours there!

Pamela said...

and the garden around it is public art, too.
nice choice!

Swampwitch said...

The photograph itself is ART ! I love the way you framed it with the foliage at the bottom and the trees in each corner. You even used the Rule of Thirds.

Beautiful.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wammy said...

Such a peiceful place. This could be a postcard. I love all the bright colors.

Carly said...

Hi Em Dy :)

I was hoping to see examples of religious art, and this one is great! I agree with swampwitch, the photo is art itself! :) It's a beautiful photo and a lovely example of art. Thanks you so much for playing along! :)

All my best, Carly

TJ said...

Vey peaceful. I too found religous art for the most part. What a beautiful background!
I am enjoying this challenge it is almost like traveling with each entry you visit.
TJ
http://tjphotoexpressions.blogspot.com/2008/08/artseylocal-my-town.html

Teena in Toronto said...

It looks so serene there.

I played too :)

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Wonderful photo - the setting is what really makes the whole thing work. I love the contract between the green garden and the stark which statue. Nice work!