The following are scenes that I happened to capture digitally months back.
This sculpture below is by Napoleon V. Abueva. It is called “Siyam na Diwata ng Sining” (Nine Muses of the Arts, 1991) and is permanently installed at the grounds of Bulwagang Rizal (Faculty Center) in UP Diliman. They embody both classic and modern arts, I think: one is seen with a computer, another with a video camera, one with a flute, another with a palette, another with a chisel and hammer, one probably dancing, and another maybe acting.
On its dedication plaque is a delineation of the identity or representation of these muses: theatre, literature, architecture, painting, sculpture, dance, music, film, and computer.
Below is the work “Raha Sulayman” attributed to Anastacio Caedo. But we can never really ascribe this image to any hero whom we do not have a likeness of, right? So this one should be whom the sculptor indicated it to be. The figure should be holding a kris on his left hand. I wonder where it could be. This is displayed outside the Vargas Museum.
Below is an image of children playing football at the open amphitheatre in UP Diliman.
Children looking for something at the one of the lagoon tributaries at the Sunken Garden.
And behind these youths is the Oblation.
The bust of Nicanor Abelardo at the UP Diliman’s College of Music courtyard. It is an inanimate witness to the formative years that each music student has to live through.
This is another Abueva, though as a private collection. “The Three Graces” (1999) is on display inside a building along Rada Street in Makati.
The sight under the towering acacia tree is a natural art. The ramifying branches provide a pattern-less design; but that organic order is the motif itself–nothing is the same. Every branch an individual, yet they can all be traced to a single trunk.
A view of a cone of Taal Volcano taken from behind a bus window. Many would think of the volcano as that small protruding mound but that is merely an outgrowth of a larger one. The one on the image is called “Binintiang Malaki”. The whole island inside the lake is the volcano and at its centre is the Crater Lake (not seen in the image).
Below is an old building along Roxas Boulevard near the Luneta in Manila.
And finally, a lamppost.