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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 31, 2014

iloilo: san joaquin cemetery


San Joaquin Cemetery Campo Santo

Built in the late 19th century, the San Joaquin Cemetery is one of the oldest in the island of Panay. Its red-domed "camposanto" or mortuary chapel can't be missed if you are on the highway heading to the town of San Joaquin.

San Joaquin Cemetery Gate

A Baroque style gate by the side of the highway (on the right side if you are heading to San Joaquin) marks the entrance to the small compound.  A statue of  the risen Christ adorn the top of the gate. At the top of the archway is a cherubim image flanked by two skulls.

San Joaquin Cemetery Gate

The camposanto sits on the of a small hill. Its made of coral stone and bricks but its dome has been replaced with galvanized iron. This distinctive structure is one of the landmarks of the town.

San Joaquin Cemetery Campo Santo

The inside wall of the small chapel is lined with bricks.  On both sides are tombstones - a couple of which are fairly new (a caretaker said these spaces are "rented out").

San Joaquin Cemetery Campo Santo

This cemetery is just one of the interesting places to visit if you are on the heritage trail. On the way here you'll be able to pass by the famous Miag-ao Church as well the Guimbal Church
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