Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bacolod Cathedral

one of the most beautiful structure in Bacolod city is its cathedral. it was built in 1876 and has survived the Japanese invasion in the 1940s. it's a typical Spanish designed church formed by coral stones. the interior design is beautiful as it displays its classic look of coral stone walls and a modern ceiling design. the lights that makes it stand our from all the other buildings along the road, reminds the people the importance of communing with God. i noticed that people come and go in this cathedral even on weekdays. some offer candles to honor God, some offer prayers and many are offered for thanksgiving.just outside the church is its plaza also filled with people. the city plaza and the church is within the town center of the city making it accessible to many.it's few days from Bacolod's most colorful festival and stalls of the coming Maskara festival are already in place.

37 comments:

Carver said...

These are wonderful shots of the cathedral. Such a beautiful place and I love the ones at night.

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a beautiful church. It's amazing how it stood strong despite the Japanese invasion. It's strength and beauty are worth admiring.

Tink *~*~* said...

Your first photo is just stunning! I love the way the church looks against the cloudy, dark sky. Well done!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

The Holleys said...

Look at the different colors of the photos! Beautiful, Dong! It's a beautiful church. I've never met anyone from the Philippines who travels as much as you :D

acey said...

wow, beautiful captures of a beautiful cathedral! very nice, kuya dong.

the donG said...

>hi carver, thanks! i was lucky to have seen it during sunset.

>hi rachel, yes. i'm also amazed at how structures as big as these survive the japanese occupation.

>tink, thanks! i was lucky to have catched it during sunset.

>hi holleys, thanks! maybe i need to introduce you to oggie"lagalog", ferdz "ironwulf" and estan "langyaw". they've been to many places in the philippines. you can check them on my blogroll.

>hi acey, thanks a lot!

SandyCarlson said...

That really is very beautiful!

carlotta said...

i've always thought that church structures are very maagnificent. =) great shots and info :D

Dakilang Islander said...

buti nman mabuksan ko n blog mo...ang ganda ng 2nd pic!

EM said...

Very solemn yung lightings. Kuhang kuha yung desired ambiance of the place. Galing!

Bagong church ulit! Nag wish ka ba? Sige lang ang wish, malay diba?

ingat lagi....

REDLAN said...

hindi pa ako nakalibot ng bacolod. noong wednesday puro trabaho. babalik ako at makasimba rin dyan sa cathedral. uy malapit na ang maskara. noong wednesday opening nga at ma-traffic kasi dumating si pgma.

Ferdz said...

Looks daunting at night! I like the church facade but we weren't ale to catch a good light when we were there. Pero at night ganda rin ng lighting. Fave ko rin interiors nya. Ganda ng mga details.

Love the candle shots dom.

bw said...

wow, very pretty shots ! I like the first one with the blue sky in the background :)

the donG said...

>hi snady, thanks!

>hi carlotta, thank you! yes the churches are really beautiful here.

>dakilang islander, salamat din sa pag abang. ito back to normal na.

>hi em, hahaha... dami pang ibang church na parating. salamat sa laging pag abang.

>redlan, oo. balik ka sa bacolod. sayang nga kasi wala ako nung october 1 doon.

>ferdz, ganda nga ng lighting pag gabi dyan sa cathedral. na timing din lang na nandun kami nung sunset.

salamat.

>bw, thanks! it's also one of my favorite.

Shawie said...

wow! I'm impressed with your talent and photography skills! looked like a pro:) nice shots! thanks for sharing those... one of my close friends was married in that church, too bad I wasn't there... seen the photos though and it's really beautiful piece of art!

collapsingbarrycade said...

wow, nice shots, esp the first one. i like the contrast very much.

nainggit tuloy ako lalo sa officemate ko who's going to bacolod on a business trip. malapit na fiesta diba?

by the way, i've been wanting to tell ferdie (ironwulf) that i cannot comment on his blog. i always get an error. can you please tell him about it? i'll ask help from Wordpress too. thanks!

Luke Wiley said...

Another satisfying photo series!

Pietro said...

Amazing photos of the beautiful cathedral, Dong!

Lawstude said...

dom ang ganda ng simbahan. i specially like the first pic kasi parang surreal ang dating.

i will make sure na puntahan yan dom next year.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

How beautifull! The color of the sky is unreal!!!

BlogusVox said...

Do you know why the names of famous clasical composers like Beethoven and Haydn are written in the gazebo?

Josh of Arabia said...

parang painting ang atake mo dito to bro ah. naipromote mo ng mahusay ang bacolod...isa to sa gusto kong dalawin. :)

* screensaver ko nga pala ang mga obra mo..siempre sikat kayo dito ni lawstude sa aming office.

:)

KRIS JASPER said...

I love the colour of the sky... How did you do it? really nice!

_ice_ said...

hey there.. ganda naman ng mga kuha mo...

ganda ng churchh....

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tnx po

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the donG said...

>hi shawie, thanks a lot. im sure the wedding was beautiful just by the looks of this church. i hope that you'll see it soon.

>barry, sige sabihin ko kay ferdz. sayang naman sana sumama ka kasi maskara festival na. ngayon palang ramdam na dito ang festival. pero hindi ko rin maabutan ang festival.

>luke, thanks!

>pietro, thanks!

>lawstude, salamat! oo punta ka sa bacolod dami ding pwedeng mabisita within the towns outside bacolod. just keep in touch of the western visayas series.

>hi karen, thanks. just lucky to be there during that time.

>blogusvox, good question. you led me to do research for that. ill get you back on that.

>josh, maraming salamat. obra maestra talaga ng simbahan at ng araw yan. kakatuwa naman at ginawa mo pang screensaver ang iba naming kuha ni lawstude. maraming salamat. ikaw palang gumawa nyan.

>jasper, salamat. natural na kulay lang yan. sunset kasi nung nandun ako kaya ganyan ang kulay ng kalangitan.

>ice, sige bisitahin namin yan. good luck.

salingPUSA said...

Dong---bat ganun. Maulap ba talaga that time? Siguro nga. Pero lam mo. Unang tingin ko sa pics, maganda yung church pero nakaramdam ako ng takot. Feeling ko pics sa horror movie....

mimi said...

ganda ng pagka capture ng first pic.. . i love the colors...

L.Reis said...

I've never done this before, but today I'm gonna choose a favourite: I just loved the candles picture!!

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful inside shots. The lighting is just perfect. Glad to see you back online.

Theonoski said...

the second pic is awesome! ang ganda ng ceiling and the the pillars ng church. what's the name of the church dong btw?

kegler747 said...

I have been dyan sa cathedral pero parang di ko narecognize, great shots!

Rio said...

ang ganda dong ng cathedral! lalo na yung second pic..astig ang pagkakakuha...=)

luna miranda said...

great shots, dong. i suddenly miss the old charm of my hometown. it's been years since i set foot in the plaza. looking forward to more bacolod photos.

Nyl said...

what a wonderful cathedral! such great work of art.

dyosa said...

I heard mass at this cathedral the last time I went to Bacolod. I was speechless when I saw the high ceilings and the massive structure of the church. I could really feel the sacredness of the building and the ceremony.

Shionge said...

Hey Dong...although I am not a Christian, there is always a sense of calm each I visit Cathedrals all over the world and likewise for this post too...stunning :)

lagalog said...

wasn't able to shoot the cathedral at night kasi harsh yung lighting but you did a good job here, dom.

yung gazebo sa plaza, i've always been amused by the homage to the great classical composers like beethoven, et al.

looks like you enjoyed your bacolod-silay foray bai kahit na maulan at maulap :-D

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