March 17, 2014

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San Miguel Church A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Church of San Miguel, in the district of the City of Manila with the same name, traces its history back to 1603. The current church, however, was only built in 1913. From 1946 to 1958, it became a pro-cathedral when it served as the seat of the Archdiocese of Manila after the Manila Cathedral—the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception—was destroyed during WWII. In 1986, the church was designated the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangels.

9 comments:

Photo Cache said...

the facade is elegant.

Tamera said...

Oh my goodness, it has the most beautiful lines!

Haddock said...

This edifice is exactly like the one which stands at the sea shore in Pondichery.

George said...

I really like the subdued colors of this photo.

Lowell said...

It certainly sports an attractive exterior!

Last night we watched HGTV about two guys looking to buy an island in the Philippines where they planned to build a resort. I had no idea there were so many islands - and so beautiful!

Sharon Anck said...

It has very simple and clean lines. I like it.

Cezar and Léia said...

A beautiful facade, very charming! I like the quotes that you choose with your pictures! :)
hugs
Léia

LONDONLULU said...

So pretty! I love how you've composed this (and love that quote).

William Kendall said...

It's beautiful...and because of the whiteness of the facade, feels so light.