Yesterday, Vince and I went to the city hall to pay our annual real estate tax. Mandaluyong has a very efficient city hall so, even though we brought reading materials, we didn't get to do any reading because our papers were processed rather quick.
Plus, there was this to distract all the dutiful citizens: an exhibit of Sto. Niños. It was so fascinating. And that's saying a lot considering I'm not a Catholic. I think it's worth seeing. The exhibit starts with this baby Jesus on a horse. This is owned by the mayor.
Lots of different kinds of Sto. Niños, old and new, big and small.
A collection of sleeping baby Jesus.
The only two Sto. Niños that showed His purpose on earth.
Jesus was a carpenter but this Sto. Niño showed he could make shoes as well.
He's also a cute soldier.
Sto. Niños in various garb: soft robes, barong, tin and none at all.
We wish we had brought our cameras! Instead, I had to use my Blackberry to shoot these. Fascinating exhibit, even for us who aren't Catholics. If you have the time, go and see it at the Mandaluyong City Hall. I don't know when it will end, though, so drop by soonest.