Paoay Church, also known as The St. Augustine Church in Paoay is a historical church located in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The construction of the church was started by the Augustinian friars in 1694. It was completed in 1894 led by Fr. Antonio Estavillo and was re-dedicated in 1894. The Church is a unique combination of Gothic, Baro...que 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). During the Philippine Revolution in 1898, it's three-storey coral stone bell tower served as an observation post by the Katipuneros against the Spaniards, and again by the Filipino guerillas during the Japanese occupation in World War II. Former president Ferdinand Marcos declared Paoay Church as a national treasure and is now included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Taken at around 1:30pm with Canon 40D and EFs 18-55mm kit lens @ focal length of 18mm, aperture of f/13, exposure time of 1/320 sec. and ISO-200. Post processed at LR 2.2 and CS4.
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TravelerNL (3011) 2011-10-07 13:47
Don't understand why this photo did not get any reactions yet.
I like the different perspective you give of the church, not full frontal, but including the square in front. Good colors and result for the strong light during that time of the day.