Thursday, June 30, 2011

Signs of times

@ mirandablue
The old and the new, side by side.  Modern signs beside the sinking bell tower in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, built by the Augustinians in 1612.

More about the sinking bell tower here.


Linked to Signs, Signs



13 comments:

EG Wow said...

How sad that the tower is sinking!

Postcardy said...

The bell tower looks a lot more picturesque in the views without the adjacent building.

ewok1993 said...

the western union is next to the church so you have money before going to church :)

Lesley said...

the new is very jarring, I think. Bright yellow signs beside ancient buildings should not be allowed!

RedPat said...

Wow - that is an incredible contrast! Fabulous catch!

Genie said...

It just breaks my heart when I see beautiful architectural beauties perishing because of last of money and/or interest. Maybe we as picture takers are more cognizant of things like this. I do not know, but I certainly wish we o led turn back the clock. This tower is so beautiful. See the Western Union sign reminds me of when I was a child. If some one sent you a telegram it came in a fully little typed format on a yellowish piece of paper. No more. Those were so special and we kept them. Love this post. Genie

Joy said...

Nice contrast of ancient and modern.

Pat said...

Truly a mix of old and new. The bell tower is fascinating!

Jan n Jer said...

Awesome tower...nice mix of signs!

Kim, USA said...

I am more sad to see that the house are too close to the tower. I wish this tower is fence just to keep a little distance from the new era. It's really the sign of times ^_^

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Too sad about the tower Luna. But a good capture of the old/new.

JM said...

The old structure is fantastic! I like the state of decay but I know they have to do something quickly before it falls apart.

Clytie said...

This photo takes my breath away - what a stunning sight to see. I agree that the picture would have been better without the modern building beside it, but then the impact would have been lost.