Petra | Jordan. A rose-red city half as old as time
San Vicente | Palawan. Counting solitary strides.
Taj Mahal | India. A teardrop on the cheek of time
Catanduanes Island. Postcard-pretty slideshow.
Keep Kalm (at Kalanggaman Island | Leyte).
Nikko | Japan. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil in this UNESCO heritage town.
Counting temples in Bagan | Myanmar.
Chasing UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka.
Where to Stay? | Luxury, Backpacking & Glamping
Inaul Festival | Maguindanao. In homage of a weaving tradition
Rishikesh | India. a morning walk inside the Beatle's Ashram
Cairo | Egypt. a surreal moment at the great pyramids of giza

Photo-Shooting Pretties at the National Museum of Fine Arts

 

Housing painting and sculpture masterpieces by world-renowned Filipino artists such as Juan Luna, Guillermo Tolentino and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, the National Museum of Fine Arts dishes plenty of eye candy from its every square inch.  Kept in this neoclassical building first built in 1921, are an abundance of historical artworks that rivals even some of the biggest museums and galleries around the world.


Kristine Erika Fernandez
Erika in front of Juan Luna's The Spoliarium 

Therefore, the National Museum of Fine Arts is not only frequented by art aficionados, it is also a favorite place to mix art appreciation and some fine photography. On two separate occasions last year, I accompanied two lady friends Erika and Raisa to marvel at the artworks and to photograph them at every pretty corner of the museum.


Raisa Padilla
Raisa in one of the many galleries inside

Despite of the limitation of the lens I used shooting indoors, the result are images that could very well find itself hanging in a gallery wall someday.


Kristine Erika Fernandez

Erika found me on Facebook through a common friend. She wanted to spend her free day in Manila before she goes back to Australia to explore and shoot some photos. I suggested we go to the National Museum particularly the Museum of Fine Arts building and to Intramuros.


Raisa Padilla

Raisa meanwhile, is an old online friend and after we met the first time in BGC, we decided to schedule a trip to the National Museum weeks later. The result is another pseudo-photographer pro bono gig—which I don’t mind at all.


Kristine Erika Fernandez

Here are some of the images I took of them.


Raisa Padilla

Kristine Erika Fernandez

Raisa Padilla

Kristine Erika Fernandez