Friday, May 18, 2007

san agustin church


It is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines (built between 1587-1606) and the only building left standing after the war that destroyed intramuros during the Battle of Manila in 1945. The building adjacent to the church is its museum full of antiques and relics from the past era. The church looks simple from the outside but the inside is spectacular, the ceiling and walls of the church are amazing.

Here's how it look inside.






Tomorrow, I'll show you the detailed carvings of its doors.

PS. Manila City has a new mayor, Alfredo Lim is declared as the winner yesterday after Ali Atienza, the incumbent mayor's son, concedes. Mayor Lim was the mayor of Manila when i was still in college. For more story about the election click here.

7 comments:

Olivier said...

elle est tres belle cette vieille eglise. J'aimerai bien voir l'interieure. Je te souhaite un bon weekend


it is very beautiful this old church. I will like to see the interior one. I wish you a good weekend

lv2scpbk said...

This building looks old for sure but I think that is what's great about it. Nice shot.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I really like the photograph you published today. I also enjoyed reading the narrative that goes with it. Then I have to ask if you are going to show some photographs of the inside of the church?

I will tell you that there are photos of this church that were taken during the battle for Manila in 1945.

http://snipurl.com/

If this doesn't work, send me an email and I will send the link to you of the church during the war.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Its' beautiful and simple (seen outside). I know as it so rich and elaborated inside. Thank you !!!

April said...

I would have liked to comment on the wonderful door, but there is no comment button??
It's a wonderful piece of art, so richly carved.

Kate said...

Your Saturday photo has no space for commentary; you might want to fix that because it certainly deserves our attention. Consider sending it to Marie McCarthy's site for posting there, too.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I do not see any place to leave a comment on your post of the beautiful door.

Abraham Lincoln

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