The Hound of the Wolf

For the strength of Pack is in the Wolf, and the strength of Wolf is in the Pack -Rudyard Kipling

Friday, November 19, 2010

Belenismo Belen 2: Diwa ng Tarlac

The Diwa ng Tarlac belen is situated along the Romulo Blvd, Tarlac City near the Tarlac Capitol. The nativity character is made up of faceless manequins, perhaps composed of materials from wood, cardboard and plastic. The manequins are wearing actual satin clothes that glittered especially at night time when the lights are on. The background appears to be rays of the sun perhaps implying some sense of nationalism. I am not sure though if it is Philippine or Japanese nationalism.

The belen is surrounded by white steel grills covered with yellow christmas lights. Not shown in the picture and located on the left side of the belen is an angel gesturing open arms. At the top are steel grills shaped to look like the nativity Bethlehem star. Overall, the belen is complemented by its bright light with a dedicated spotlight focusing on the infant Jesus Christ.

My rating: 7.5/10. Full of cold steel frames with hot bright lights!

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