On May 20, 1521, one man’s fate–and faith–was changed forever. Ignacio de Loyola was a soldier who was called to defend the city of Pamplona against the French. As he stood on one of the wall towers, he was struck by a cannon ball. With both legs injured, he was carried back to his home […]
If you happen to find yourself in Spain, don’t miss Besalú in Girona. This beautiful medieval village is worth the trip! A note about Footnote: Footnote is an ongoing photo series featuring my feet, taken in different places around the world. Click here if you want to see my other Footnotes.
The Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus), concluding on the third Sunday, in the island and town of Kalibo, Aklan in the Philippines. The name “Ati-Atihan” means “to be like Aetas” or “make believe Ati’s.” Aetas were the primary settlers in the islands according to history books. They too are the […]
The Church of the Nativity is a basilica originally built in the fourth century by Saint Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine I, over what is traditionally considered as the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth. The basilica has undergone several changes and renovations since it was completed in 333 AD. But one of the most interesting […]
Walking around the Lake near the Old Quarter in Hanoi yesterday, I chanced upon this ironwork that was placed at the foot of a tree. I just love the thoughtful inclusion of the traditional Vietnamese house in the design. A note about Footnote: Footnote is an ongoing photo series featuring my, well… feet, taken in […]