WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

Philippine Impressionism:  Interior Wall of the Church of San Isidro Labrador

Philippine Impressionism: Interior Wall of the Church of San Isidro Labrador, island of Siquijor, Philippines

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is a tricky one.

The theme is “The World Through Your Eyes.”

From the WordPress Daily Post home page:

It’s that little extra something in a snapshot that transforms a photograph into something more:  a visual interpretation of one’s vision.  A story, captured in a frame.

Hmm, self thinks.  What is the story in the above?  Is there even a story?

It was self’s second time in Siquijor.  This island is a short ferry ride from Dumaguete.  In feeling, it was so old.  Islands do that to self.  She finds it difficult to imagine the lives that were lived out here, tucked away from the stream of things.

The church is magnificent, so large.  It dwarfs everything in the town of Lasi.  What self saw on the walls —  mossy, unrestored walls — were smears of paint.  They spoke of time, and wear, and a grinding down of matter and stone into something elemental, something purely “island.”

Still looking at walls, still in the Church of San Isidro Labrador

Still looking at walls, still in the Church of San Isidro Labrador

A Side Door of the Church:  Such Stillness Outside!  Also:  Great Heat

A Side Door of the Church: Such Stillness Outside! Also: Great Heat

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

12 Comments

  1. June 22, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Nice colour palette – I especially like the photo looking out of the side door of the church.

    • June 22, 2013 at 8:17 am

      Thank you! The tattered screen — that’s what “made” the shot for me. I like it because it’s so plain, actually. Not rococo like the churches in Venice

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    June 23, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    life “… out here, tucked away from the stream of things…” – wow!

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