Saturday, October 28, 2006

Streetside candlemaker

Pass by any large church in the Philippines and you're sure to be accosted by pious old ladies who will light a candle for you for P1.00. Ah, but where do the candles come from? Now I know. And you do, too.

This candlemaker makes his wares on the street, coating strings of wick with layer upon layer of wax. He lays them out to dry on a wooden crate marshalled as a makeshift stand.

Photo taken near Magellan's Cross along Magallanes Street.

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