EARTHQUAKE BAROQUE

St. Augustine Church - Paoay, Ilocos Norte - 06/12/10

Paoay Church aslo known as St. Augustine Church is part of UNESCO World Heritage List. A three-storey coral stone bell tower stands a few meters away from the church. The Church is a unique combination of Gothic, Baroque and Oriental designs. Its facade reveals Gothic affinity, its gables show Chinese elements, while the niches topping the walls suggest Javanese influence (reminiscent of the famous Boroboudur Temple).

Earthquake Baroque is a style of Baroque architecture found in places like the Philippines and Guatemala, which suffered destructive earthquakes during the 17th century and 18th century, where large public buildings, such as churches were rebuilt in a Baroque style.

Photography Gears: Nikon D80 + Nikkor 18-70mm + CPL Filter
Settings: 18mm, 1/100 secs, f9, ISO 100

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5 responses

  1. one of my favorite churches in the Philippines… 🙂

    September 8, 2011 at 7:02 am

  2. I miss Paoay church . Ang ganda dito ….

    September 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm

  3. beautiful in black and white!

    September 9, 2011 at 5:54 pm

  4. ang sarap titigan habang kumakain ng pinakbet pizza sa harap!

    September 9, 2011 at 11:45 pm

  5. @mervz – ganda kasi talaga ng church na ito

    @chinchan – miss ko na din, gusto ko balikan para ishoot uli 😀

    @Ding – mas nagustuhan ko nga nung ginawa kong black & white

    @RON – dun na lang ako sa titig kasi hindi ako mahilig sa gulay. haha!

    December 21, 2011 at 11:23 am

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