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Offline Lee2

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Temple of Leah Cebu
« on: March 25, 2018, 10:39:44 AM »
Pretty interesting place, the guy who built it as a monument to his wife must have spent a fortune building it and the building continues on. Funny stature they had downstairs on the way to the CR's.

Photos of the Temple of Leah
Discription of the Temple of Leah
Temple of Leah, dubbed as ďCebuís Taj Mahal,Ē is a grand gesture of love from a husband to his late wife.

But unlike the Taj Mahal, which is a mausoleum, Temple of Leah is a shrine holding the memory and treasures of Leah Albino-Adarna, the late wife of Teodorico Soriano Adarna. The two are grandparents of actress Ellen Adarna.

Some say the temple, which is now one of Cebuís most visited new attractions, is gaudy and a bit too much. It is a must-see, however, to those who are curious how an act of love worth P80 million (reportedly) looks like.

The Adarna family, which runs the motel chain Queensland in Cebu, opened Temple of Leah to the public two years ago. Construction started in 2012 and is still ongoing.
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Offline Peter

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Re: Temple of Leah Cebu
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 10:45:29 AM »
..........................  Funny stature they had downstairs on the way to the CR's. ...................

Looks like a hat peg to me.  :o

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Virtus autem corruptibilis est,
summa virtute prorsus corrumpitur,

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Re: Temple of Leah Cebu
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 01:33:45 AM »
Yeah... okay. Took some time and looked up a couple of different websites that featured detailed photos of the "temple". Some of the statuary was, um, okay. Some was a bit better. But this Greek warrior-like rendering, to me, looks like something done by a grade school kid with a perverse skill level. And why, oh why, is the penis painted when the rest of the statue is in natural "stone"? Maybe I'm just in a negative mood today, but IMHO this is a disgraceful show of wasted money. How many kids could have been educated with the money used to build this monstrosity? How many hospitals could have been built? How many roads and bridges could have been improved? Nice view from the palisade, but what a waste.

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