Oggi vi voglio parlare del Tempio di Leah, costruito come simbolo dell’amore eterno di un marito verso sua moglie. Si resta colpiti dall’architettura greca e dalle 22 maestose colonne. L’edificio sembra un moderno Partenone, situato sulle fresche colline di Busay e affacciato sulla città di Cebu. Vi svelo una curiosità: il proprietario del tempio è un ricco uomo d’affari, il signor Teodorico Soriana Adarna, che è anche il nonno della bellissima e popolare attrice filippina, Ellen Adarna.
The Temple of Leah was located in barangay Busay in Cebu City, Visaya’s Region of the Philippines. The temple started to build in 2012 and expected to be finished by 2020. The Temple of Leah is from Teodorico Soriano Adarna’s gesture of love to his late wife Leah Albino-Adarna, a life partner for 53 years. They are the grandparents of Filipina actress Ellen Adarna and owner of motel chain Queensland in Cebu. The temple is reportedly made up of 24 chambers that house an art gallery, museum, library and bar, among others, and adorned with life-sized statues of Roman gladiators, lions and angels all over. A wide stone step gives everyone a free access to the portico and towards the lobby where a brass 10-foot statue of Leah is erected.
The story of Temple of Leah is the same as Taj Mahal, a mausoleum in India built as a symbol of undying love. The construction of the temple is still ongoing but the place is already open to public from 6AM to 11PM, entrance fee is P50 per person.
It’s more fun in the Philippines.