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This blog is an amateur photographer's attempt to show how beautiful the world really is. He is drawn to the colors of nature like a moth to a candle light. What are showcased here are nature's grand display of colors at sunrise and sunset, beautiful beaches and off-the-beaten track locations in his beloved Philippines, waterfalls and some of nature's great sculptures, architectural gems, and other views from around SE Asia that he was fortunate to see at one point.

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October 9, 2010

paoay church at sundown


Paoay Church at Sundown
Paoay sundown colors

The setting sun warmed up the facade, its blocks of coral rocks turned golden.  For a few seconds, the passing clouds turned pink, providing a great backdrop for this quaint church in Paoay.

Its probably one of the most photographed churches in Ilocos Norte. The church directly faces the west, making it picture perfect at sunset. We made a quick detour to Paoay on the way back to Manila after a weekend further north in Burgos and Bangui (Kapurpurawan rock formation and Bangui windmills).

Paoay Church Late Afternoon

Info tidbits about Paoay church:
  •  Officially known as St. Augustine Church, it was named UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 (one of the four Baroque churches in Philippines to be included in the list. The other one I've visited is Miagao church)
  • Architecture is a combination of Baroque, Gothic, and Oriental designs
  • Its 1.67-meter thick walls are supported by 24 curved buttresses, making it very resilient to earthquakes.
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Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Wow. This one great church. I want to visit this someday.

Luna Miranda said...

your photos are jaw-dropping. nalungkot naman ako sa mga pics ko ng Paoay Church.:p

Marites said...

been to Paoay twice and next time, I'd really like to see it on a sunset:) great shots!

sheila marie said...

wow, i thought Paoay only lived among the songs...

Cedric said...

The first photo's one of my favorite photos taken by you. Saktong sakto yung ilaw. :)

bertN said...

Wow na naman sa pics mo!

RJ said...

I really love the way you put a story or description to your photos!

I've been to Paoay seven years ago, the place is very peaceful, parang Australian town. o",)
And yes, Paoay's St. Agustine Church is really very lovely!

Sidney said...

Superb images of this impressive church !

aracir said...

aahhh Ilocos! The second photo is wonderful. I love that it showed more of the grounds..

Costa Rica Hotels said...

beautiful church... Very nice photos. Thanks and keep sharing.......

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