Monday, October 15, 2012

Renovated Molo Plaza - Molo Church pics

Molo Church
Molo Plaza renovated

Molo church is famous for its history, as well as its architectural design that has withstood the test of time. It has been through war, the change of rule from the Spaniards, to the Americans to the Japanese. It has even been visited by our national hero, Jose Rizal.

Up to the present, it is still very much part of the lives of the people in Iloilo city, especially those in Molo who go to mass in this church.

Outside of this holy sanctuary, the rest of the plaza has recently been renovated. Trees were cut down and several statues were put up.

Ironically, the statues put up were images of Greek or was it Roman goddesses.

Statues outside molo church

Aside from it being pleasing aesthetically, I don't know what kind of message they were trying to come up here when they put this up. It's not really very culturally related to the place as Filipinos, and images of goddesses outside a Roman Catholic church?

I don't know if this is a common thing in Rome, near the Vatican or other religious places like St. Peter's Basilica (since I've never been there) but it may serve some purpose with regards to their history and culture. I find it a bit irrelevant in Iloilo.

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