Sunday, September 17, 2006

Church of San Miguel Arcangel of Argao


You might notice that my shot was almost the same as in this Argao Church link! We could actually play "Spot the Difference". =)

Argao Church, the second oldest church of Cebu Island and one of the oldest in the country. It was constructed in 1734 and finished 1788. The facade of the church is the most decorated with a touch of Rococo elements blending with Baroque.

The original paintings on the ceiling are still intact including its original pulpit. Unfortunately, I cannot capture the painting due to poor lighting. The heavy doors were closed as it wasn't time for service when we got there. A good number of religious artifacts are still in the church, and you can still touch the angels on brass portals which was part of the church for 200 years.

This church is now under the protection of the National Heritage Conservation Society in a joint effort with Cebu Provincial Government. Hopefully, the organization can get enough funding for its preservation.

10 comments:

Kate said...

Jane, Indeed the two pics are almost identical! Interesting perspective.

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Kala said...

what a great photo and kinda historical looking

Kris said...

your shot included the sky and has a wider angle. I think yours should be in the wiki ..Wonderful heritage :)

edwin s said...

great shot jane! so glad you popped into KLDP. really missed your comments. ;)

~tanty~ said...

Agree with Kris. I think yours is better. Very good shot!

Jane said...

Thanks for all your wonderful comments!

zannnie said...

Nice shot! :D

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Jane said...

HI zannie! Welcome to DP family!

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