Paoay Church is one of 4 World Heritage listed Spanish colonial churches in the Philippines and was was built almost 3 centuries ago (1704)
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.
Known as the “Earthquake Baroque” church in the Philippines, Paoay church was built of baked bricks, coral rocks, salbot (tree sap) and lumber, and has 24 carved massive buttresses for support.
Shot taken during my roadtrip upnorth and a CPL.
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PaulVDV (28843) 2009-11-15 17:27
Beautiful and colourful presentation of this very special church in a mixture of architectural styles.
Remarkable also are the many plants growing on different places on the church façade and on the tower.
Best regards, Paul
alin-m (3716) 2009-11-16 0:49
Interesting architecture of this church.
Good details and colours of yours picture.Well done.
dta (77606) 2009-11-16 5:38
Hello Andrew ,
An eye catching picture . Saturated colors are very pleasant . And the framing and the prespective are excellent to present us this beautiful old stoned building .
- Copyright: andrew dingcong (andr3w) (595)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR, Sunpak Circular Polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-15 14:31