November 4, 2012

Full support

Last Sunday, I featured a photo of the Church of San Agustin in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, which is one of the four Baroque Churches of the Philippines listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The reason why its architecture is called "Earthquake Baroque" are these enormous buttresses at both sides of the church. buttresses at one side of the Paoay Church
How enormous? Each buttress is as wide as this side door, which six people standing shoulder to shoulder can walk through simultaneously. The height of an average Filipino barely reaches the middle of the door. side door between two buttresses of the Paoay Church

My Manila will be on autopilot from November 1 to 5. Be well, be good.


Dina said...

What a feeling of strength they give!

Al said...

Those are huge - thanks for showing us this amazing place. I've never seen construction like this.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Not exactly "flying" buttresses. More like "sitting" buttresses. No wall will fall while these giants are on duty.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow, this is massive! Some giant went in to pray?
God bless you!

JM said...

Fantastic! Love both shots.