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