May 23, 2010

Spanish mission

Another view of the facade of the St. John the Baptist Parish Church, better known locally as Pinaglabanan Church, this time with its bell tower. The church is located in the City of San Juan which were still the boondocks in 1896, the year that the church was built. That year also saw the start of the Philippine Revolution, when Filipinos took up arms against the Spanish colonial authorities.

Pinaglabanan Church in the City of San Juan

9 comments:

Clueless in Boston said...

Nice angle and composition of the church. Very appropriate for a Sunday.

Kaori said...

Hi Hilda! Thank you for the comment from Toronto :) I really like white building, especially against the blue sky! Beautiful church :)

Tracy said...

I like the composition and the building looks beautiful.

ρομπερτ said...

Looks like a proud building. Makes one glad to read that people were having enough courage to stand for their own rights, own lifes.
Please have a wonderful Sunday.

daily athens

Leif Hagen said...

That's one solid church and quite handsome against the blue sky! I wonder if you've already shown us the interior??

the donG said...

another great mark of who we were before. fighters against those who oppress us. but it seems like we're much less of that nowadays.

James Mark said...

Nice shot. Hope you're enjoying Toronto - some parts are so British (Kensington Market, if I remember rightly).

bfarr said...

I like the angle of your shot.

Jacob said...

Superbly composed. A striking building!