Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

Sara Rosso of the Daily Post at WordPress weekly photo challenge for the week is “Curves”. Check out more entries here.

These pictures were taken last year during a visit to Paoay Church in the northern part of the Philippines. It is a Unesco Heritage site.

Built by the Augustinians, the church was completed in 1710 and they are supported by 24 huge stone buttresses. St. Augustine Church or plainly just called Paoay church is the oldest in Ilocos Norte and is said to be able to withstand earthquakes. Some call its architecture as earthquake baroque although it’s style is a combination of oriental and Spanish.

The lower portion of the buttresses looks like a cross-section of a nautilus shell. It could be because Paoay faces the China Sea and parts of the church were built with corals and stones from the sea.



Upper portion of a buttress

Upper portion of a buttress

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8 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

  1. viveka says:

    Excellent choice … that top photo – love the angle … and this is also some of your inheritance,


  2. bebs1 says:

    Thank you Viveka. This is our heritage from Spain.


  3. restlessjo says:

    Interesting photos. I really like them. 🙂


  4. bebs1 says:

    Thank you jo. And thanks for dropping by.


  5. I enjoyed your commentary as well as the pictures.



  6. bebs1 says:

    Thank you and for stopping by.


  7. jlpiallat says:

    Très jolie photos..


  8. bebs1 says:

    Thank you!


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