Hard to believe that all this happened just a week and a half ago… Tita Cory’s send off.
The weather last week seemed to reflect the mood of the nation, sad and overcast with gloom after the loss of a gracious leader and other times sunny and bright – almost jubilant and festive… thankful for all she has done for us.
Tuesday was the necrological service. Here are some of the things I saw on the road to the Cathedral.
It seems Mayor Lim pulled out all the stops for his favorite Commander In Chief.
And in the enterprising spirit which no doubt the microfinancing Tita Cory would have loved, industrious Pinoys came out to sell yellow ribbons for up to P10 a piece! Don’t ask who bought three… There were also yellow shirts, yellow umbrellas and what not.
I thought these yellow ribbons on the lamp posts were pretty…
Yellow bunting on a building – but a Japanese tourist got in my frame! Hahaha ;p
Soon after we got there, there was a huge commotion with the media…
Apparently, Imee and Bongbong were leaving.
I’ve been to the Cathedral so many times but it was only on this day, I realized how beautiful it really is. Maybe it was the blue lights they cast on the walls and vaulted ceilings…
On both days we were fortunate enough to sit right by a monitor. Here the crowd files past the casket a few minutes before public viewing was halted to make way for the necrological services. People waited an extra two hours before the doors were opened again to pay their last respects.
When the services finished, it was pouring outside. This picture didn’t capture the driving rain outside but it does feature some angels/orbs.
Part Deux will have pics and anecdotes about the funeral… and us on that epic bus ride 🙂