I’m no church goer and I often cringe at the extravagance of Catholic churches which, I feel, is too ironic considering the simple life that Jesus lived. But the last time we were at the Manila Cathedral, I was still awed by the beauty of the reliefs on the front doors. And I was all prepared to rave thinking they were done by a Filipino artist. But they weren’t.
According to the Traveler on Foot, the reliefs were executed in eight bronze panels by Italian sculptors Alessandro Monteleone and Francesco Nagni.
I wonder how much they cost.