Not satisfied yet in enjoying classic charm of Senado Square, I slowly moved away. It wasn’t difficult to find direction to ruins of church and college which located about 600 meters north of the square.
My steps continued through several souvenir shops, majority of them sold variety of food. While sun was highy rising, my stomach was getting hungry. But I didn’t rush to look for lunch, instead I did another madness.
Do you want to know?….
You need to know, each stores provides food samples which offered by their employees who stand in front of store area. If there are more than 30 stores there, then do you know what I mean?… let’s don’t think too long.
Yes, you should know. My madness was taking and tasting almost all types of food samples which offered to tourists for trying the taste.
30 small pieces of cake are certainly more than a portion of lunch for me. So….Free lunch….That’s the point.
And my luck arrived. In the midst of busy chewing a kind of cake, suddenly, I could taste extraordinary savory taste. I continued to chew it until my eyes sharply glared and forced me to turned back to sales promotion girl who offered me the cake.
Me : “What is it?”.
She : “Cake, Sir”.
Me : “No no no, the ingredient?”. Beef or chicken?“
She: “No, It’s pork, Sir”.
Me: “Oh nice taste, Ms”. With fast movement, I vomited the cake in a trash can.
She: “Are you OK, Sir?“
Me: “Yeaaa, I’m Okay, thanks Ms….But, sorry. I can’t eat pork. I’m moslem”.
That was first time, I tasted a nice pork even though it was only a few chews in my mouth.
Ruins of churches and colleges which better known as Ruins of St. Paul was finally right in my eyelids and only separated by a few dozens of stair which I was ready to climb.
Many tourists made everyone were very difficult to captures themselves in front of Ruins of St. Paul gate without any interference from someone behind them.
Oh God, gate of Ruins of St. Paul which I always saw in the world weather forecasts on a cable TV channel, was finally in front of me and I could see it with my naked eyes ….
This is a ruined site of a church and college….
As a good explorer, you shouldn’t be complacent just by taking a photo of front gate. You must enter to back of gate to imagine how big the church and college were in its heyday.
Let’s entering it!….
Entering the gate, you will see that the wall behind the gate is supported by a very large and thick iron plate. Yes, of course this is to prevent collapse of the gate of Ruins of St. Paul.
Next you will find holes which are covered by a thick layer of glass. So I can only peek it. Then what is that hole?
Estimated as former main pillar (column) of St. Paul church.
In addition to these square holes, you will also find a subset of space which has been conserved. This is Museum of Sacred Art and Crypt.
So….that’s gaes, the shape of Ruins of St. Paul.