Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Tiles Beneath You

St. Paul's Cathedral, Vigan
The beautiful flooring in several Filipino churches and homes caused me to look down and take notice. Sometimes they had contrasting patterns, while many others were quite unified. The stories that some of the tiles could tell; the faithful that shuffled their feet across the church floor, the wheels paths of childrens' toy trucks, or the pacing feet of revolutionaries.

I first took notice of similar ceramic flooring when in Malaysia, such as at the Perankan Mansion. I was accustomed to looking up, but now, such floor tiles encouraged me to also look beneath my feet.

Paoay Church

Mansion, now a museum in Vigan
Father Burtos Museum in Vigan

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