As a small child, I had a lot of opportunity to spend early evenings along the boulevard by the bay when my family lived a few blocks away and I recall seeing fiery sunsets with the mountains of Bataan framing the entire canvas. What made it even more interesting was the clear outline of the cross atop Mt. Samat that could be clearly seen in the distance.
|Manila sunset framed by the mountains of Bataan in the distance.|
Rediscovering Manila sunsets, it now holds for me a far different meaning. It signals a celebration of wonderful times and a promise of even greater things in the future; it seems that a Greater Power is capping a great day with such blazing glory just like we mortals mark success with a grand celebration.
The magnificence of Manila's sunsets also makes me think why Mother Nature has chosen Manila as a place for such an amazing show every single opportunity it has. We have been rewarded with such beauty and yet, we hardly ever notice it while trudging on with the drudgery of life.
It will be worthwhile to take a pause and bask in the wonderful glow of the sunsets on display in Nature's Manila canvas. For once, allow yourselves to be assaulted and be enraptured by its beauty!
Sunsets I've seen elsewhere...
|Phrom Thep Cape, Phuket - looking out west over the Andaman Sea|
|Wat Suan Dok, Chiang Mai - plane taking off from Chiang Mai International Airport silhouetted by the setting sun|
|Sathon Pier, Chao Phraya River, Bangkok|
|Airport Ferry Jetty, Velana International Airport, Male, Maldives - sunset over the Indian Ocean|
|River Seine, Paris - Notre Dame Cathedral in silhouette|