One day during my usual blog-hopping day, I came across a friend's blog where he discussed his fascination with museums. The spark of interest came back to me since then and I was too eager to plan my itinerary with museums, starting here at Manila.
Last Tuesday when me and my good friend, Camille (No Malice in Wonderland) had been to our usual job-hunting trip (BOOHOO for us Nurses! It's hard to find a job!), she decided to spend our day at her parent's workplace. Then suddenly I remembered, her parents are working at The National Museum! Hubba hubba! Of course, I agreed going! Hahaha!
You usually see the insides of the museum in your school textbooks, discussing a lot of stuff. Yes, still photos included but in black and white. Boring, right? Life would be much happier and exciting if you put color in it. (What?!) -_-
OK. My point is, would it be much simple if what you are seeing in your textbooks now can be seen in actual? In real life? That could really help you understand history, matey! And loved it, too!
|via. Facade of The National Museum|
And here's what made my life complete!
|The magnificent 'SPOLARIUM' by Juan Luna|
According to Leon Ma. Guerrero --- "Luna's Spoliarium with its bloody carcasses of slave gladiators being dragged away from the arena where they had entertained their Roman oppressors with their lives...stripped to satisfy the lewd contempt of their Roman persecutors with their honor..." Rizal was footnoted in his speech that the Spoliarium, "embodied the essense of our social, moral and political life: humanity in severe ordeal, humanity unredeemed, reason and idealism in open struggle with prejudice, fanaticism and justice..."
I've always wanted to see this before! I was even teary-eyed when I actually saw this for the first time in my life! Can I die now? Lol
And more artworks from different artists =)
We moved to our next destination. Adjacent to Art museum is the Museum of the Filipino People.
|via. Facade of the Museum of the Filipino People|
There are several divisions of the museum: Anthropology, Zoology, Botany, Geology, Archaeology and the Arts. I can't exactly remember how many floors the building has but each floor is divided into different divisions -- each offering different rich culture of the Philippines.
See the wonders and beauty of your land! Visiting a museum will make you relieve the past and acquire knowledge you never thought existed!
Discover. Learn. Experience.
Here's me and Camille giving our THUMBS UP for The National Museum!
I would like to thank Camille and her mom for having me there + free entrance to the museum :)))
The National Museum.
Padre Burgos St., Manila, Philippines
Contact No. 527 0278
Visit the Official site: HERE.