May 16, 2010

Steel tower

This is the bell tower of the Santa Maria della Strada (Our Lady of the Way) parish church in Quezon City, still draped in its Easter robes. I remember how, when it was first unveiled, reactions to its design were varied, to put it mildly.

bell tower of Santa Maria della Strada parish church

22 comments:

Kaori said...

Well, it is rather unique!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» can see why it would be controversial - but he (who usually hates modern "architecture") rather likes this.

ρομπερτ said...

It looks to me somehow "complete, closed in itself", just like faith has to be. Like it. Please have a wonderful Sunday.

daily athens

Jacob said...

I like it. It's creative with all those intricate designs. Quite stunning, actually.

Ebie said...

Its a beautiful structure, and great architecture. Such intricate details.

Dina said...

I like the idea of putting Easter robes on such a thing.

VP said...

I am not easy with contemporary things, but I really like it!

Peter said...

so unusual- intricate and delicate

Inverness Daily Photo said...

A very open tower which is good.

joo said...

Interesting structure, I wouldn't say it's a church tower!

CafebyJW said...

Beautiful structure.

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Miguel Martinez said...

Curious tower for an church.

Dave said...

Interesting!

White Oleander said...

I like it :)

Rob and Mandy said...

Yep, I can see why. Quite unique design.

Tracy said...

Hmm..it's different. Not something I would associate with a church, but I think I like it.

James said...

This looks very unique. I don't think I've seen a bell tower like it before. I'd like to photogrph it myself.

George said...

That is one of the most unusual bell towers I have ever seen, but I must admit that I rather like it.

Tamera said...

I like it! I think it will stand the test of time.

Cezar and Léia said...

"To put it mildly"... :) Well, those audacious architectural things always bring up mixed reactions. And some time later they tend to become landmarks.
God bless you!
Cezar

the donG said...

i never heard about it. it surely is a nice add to the many religious landmarks.

Leif Hagen said...

Yes, and if I have my facts straight, the French didn't like the Eiffel Tower when it was first built in Paris, non?