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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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April 4, 2012

siquijor: larena church


Larena Church Facade

Another church to visit in Siquijor, if you are doing a "vista iglesia" during the Holy Week, is the Larena Church. I purposely did not include in the the post "siquijor churches: on the heritage trail" because the church is fairly new, except for the original bell tower some distance away from the current church.

Larena Church Side
side of the church and convent

According to Panublion Heritage Site, this church is "formerly known as Cano-an. Erected a parish on 14 June 1836 with the advocacy of San Vicente Ferrer, and formerly named Canoan was once part of the Siquijor parish. Redondo (1886, 189) describes the church as made of tabique and having a nipa roof, the convento was likewise thatched with nipa and made of wood. The Recollects remained until 1898 and left behind a church and convento both of which burnt and have been replaced by modern constructions"

Larena Church Bell Tower
surviving bell tower

The bell tower is still intact, though I think it badly needs restoration.

Larena Church Facade
church facade

The new church on the other hand is beautiful. Inside the church are murals depicting the Last Supper and the stations of the cross.

Larena Church Interior 3

Larena Church Interior 4

Larena Church Interior 2
paintings inside the church

The altar is modernistic with a minimalist twist.

Larena Church Altar
minimalist altar

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