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Sep 4, 2009

THE SAN JOSE CHURCH IN ILOILO CITY

Designed along renaissance lines, San Jose Church in the heart of Iloilo City evokes images of Italy rather than of colonial Spain.

Completed towards the end of the 19th century, it's soaring height emphasized by two symmetical belfries in quadrilateral format, highlighted by a balustrade on the fourth level- a feature that distinguishes this church from typical baroque churches in the country.
Inside, more of the renaissance inspiration can be gleaned from the tall Corinthian columns running along the nave.
The gilded retablo carries some Gothic and Byzantine touches.

The Church of San Jose is one of the few remaining Agustinian designed under the administration of the order.
Here, I show you the architectural design of its window
and its door too.
Because this week's photo theme in MY TOWN SHOOT OUT is all about DOORS & WINDOWS assigned by KERRI of Canada.

20 comments:

Lawstude said...

ganda. pupunta ko jan.

nuts said...

i hope to see and visit the church someday.. nice!

RJ said...

Nang dahil sa blog na 'to, nararating ko ang dating tahanan ng aking mga ninuno!

Lovely! Kung naging blue ang sky mas maganda pa ang picture.

PUSANG-gala said...

astig namn nitong church na to. parang Greek or Mexican ang dating dahil sa pagiging colorful---hehe

Jama said...

The church is so majestic! love it's windows.

Ann said...

What a great building.

Malays and Filippinas are basically the same people. When I hear your people talk,. they sound like Malay. So it is not surprising that the houses look alike.

You will be pleased, I made a new Philippa friend. She is my ESOL student. I tell her, outside class, we are friends. I took her to Western Springs and she loved it.

http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com/2009/09/cygnet-or-signet.html

Sarah Lulu said...

Very very beautiful church.

Ellisa said...

beautiful majestic pictures! Thank you for sharing.

Denise said...

love the paint and texture. great shots

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Just lovely. I would love to go inside.
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kate said...

I love the shot that you made into your blog header - great colors and angles :)

Jen said...

Redlan,

you did an excellent job with this one, I love that church, you've shown it so beautifully!

well done!

p0kw4ng said...

ganda...pati kulay!

salamat sa info about sa simbahan!

the donG said...

i think i've never been to that part of iloilo. ganda din pala.

Pauline said...

What a beautiful, beautiful church. And majestic! Thank you so much for those photos - I love every one!

Lythan said...

What beautiful photos. Thanks for visiting the Daring Cardmaker blog. Everyone is welcome to play along with us!

KRIS JASPER said...

Ay abaw! abi ko site ni Dong kinadtu-an ko. LOL!

Gordon said...

Redlan, it is a joy to have your enthusiasm in the group. Nice choice for you post this week. Your header is perfect, also.

Zaroga said...

A great post... just lovely.

I see you too are addicted to Farm Town. I'm not as advanced as you in the game, but I'm working on it :-)

Carrie said...

I really love the round windows in the church - they are beautiful!