Over the weekend, I visited Cebu and had the opportunity to experience Sinulog for the first time first-hand.
It was a memorable experience and I can say that it has changed my mind on how I view festival. I would like to give it a go again in the future.
Anyway, aside from the Sinulog event, I was able to take a side trip to this new structure in Cebu, which they call the Temple of Leah.
The structure is still undergoing construction but there are already some parts that are open to the public.
Temple of Leah was built out of love, just like the Taj Mahal in India or the Ruins in Negros Occidental.
Teodorico Soriano Adarna had the temple built for his wife, Leah V. Albino-Adarna.
On the outside, the temple looks like a modern Parthenon. The columns of Temple of Leah are reminiscent of that of the Parthenon.
Inside the temple, there is a colossal bronze statue of Leah. According to nearby dedication:
Leah V. Albino-Adarna was chosen Matron of her Alma Mater, the University of Southern Philippines. This nine-foot bronze statue portrays her composure and regal bearing when she was crowned. May the beholder discern her innate beauty, poise, and genteelness.
Here’s a sneak peek from outside of Temple of Leah. It was drizzling when we visited and the place was blanketed with fog as you can see on the video below.
Lakas maka-emote the place and the weather. LOL!
I bet these columns will be popular for photos and selfies.
There are stairs inside am not sure where they are going though.
Special shoutout to OPPO Philippines for a wonderful trip to Cebu! All photos here are taken using OPPO F1S.
Have you visited Temple of Leah? Share with us your adventures!