The Unknown Soldier and the Purple Sky


This is a monument of an unknown Fil-Hispanic soldier located at Makati Avenue corner Paseo De Roxas in the heart of the Makati Central Business District in the Philippines.

I was on my way home along Makati Avenue and was stopped by the traffic light right behind the soldier. Though it is the month of Summer here in the Philippines, there has been light rains and cloudy skies for the past few days.

What totally caught my attention was the dark purplish sky behind the statue covering the bright sky… It was past 5PM, if I remember it right when I took this photo.

Looking at the statue with its hand waving a sword, it reminded me of Thor with his hammer, Mjolnir, who can command thunder and lightning. The unknown soldier seems like taunting the dark purple cloud to go away… Or is it telling the clouds that it is ready to fight the downpour of rain?

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