Saturday, August 22, 2009

PhotoHunt: Ripples

Completed in 1606 and renovated in 1854, the San Agustin Church is the only surviving church among the seven built by our Spanish colonizers in Intramuros- the Old Walled City of the Philippine capital of Manila. A mixture of Japanese and Allied bombs flattened the city in World War II but the San Agustin made it through the carnage since it was converted to a makeshift hospital for the war's casualties. Now a World Heritage Site, the San Agustin continues to evoke awe and reverence from visitors with its cavernous interior, ornate altar, interesting murals, and bullet-ridden facade, among other cultural and religious curiosities.

The photo above details the waves, curls, lines, and golden flourishes on San Agustin's pulpit- witnesses throughout the centuries to not only many a friar's sermon, but also to care tendered to wounded soldiers, and, currently, society wedding ceremony.

the San Agustin Church, Intramuros, Manila, June 2009, using a digicam.


  1. a different take on this week's theme.

    happy weekend. Mine is up too

  2. hmmm.. kakaiba. complete with information, too.

  3. Wow!! Stunning history. What a great place to be able to visit.

    Mine is up! I hope you have a chance to visit.
    New York

    Have a great weekend!
    Mrs. Mecomber


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