Tuesday, January 27, 2009

san jose church - nueva ecija

during my tandem trip with Lawstude, we were traveling in and out of their hometown and province, Nueva Ecija. we were crossing different towns and also had some sidetrips.one of them was the St. Joseph the worker church in the city of San Jose. this city before the Spanish colonial period is called Kabaritan, which refers to a plant that's commonly found in this town.this church was established during the post world war II period. it features both modern and old architecture design. the city of San Jose is considered to be the leading producer of onions in the Philippines. it is as well rich in other agricultural crops making it the city's main source of livelihood.Lawstude featured this church in his post on Bisita Iglesia. if you want to see more photos of this city you can also check out his post here.

[what you shouldn't miss there]>>> the wooden images of angels and the beautiful altar.
[why i should go back] >>> to explore more of the city and bring home some of its finest onions.

trip rate:
roadtrip: 4.0
road quality: 4.0
church facade: 3.0
church interior: 3.5
church plaza: 3.0
church location: 4.5
historical background: 2.0

62 comments:

Sidney said...

Indeed a gorgeous altar.

kegler747 said...

Ang ganda, parang nasa Europe itong simbahan at hindi dto sa isang probinsya sa Pilipinas :)

Christian Bryan said...

napakaganda na naman! :)

hopefully doms makabili na rin ako ng camera ko! and kahit hectic ang sched ko, sasama kami ni mel sa trip nyo! ang gaganda ng shots, as usual...

mel and I are considering to join you in your Pinatubo Trip :)

~~m$. DoNNA~~ said...

nice photos...

sana sa susunod pictures ko naman ang post mo dito... nyaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!!!

Hilda said...

Love the dome and the round stained glass windows. That altar is amazingly elaborate!

REDLAN said...

May St. Joseph at San Jose churches rin dito sa Iloilo. Spaniards talaga spread the christianity all over the Philippines.

Ngayon ko lang nalaman na onion producer city ang san jose dyan sa NE. Thanks sa info.

Reena said...

Like any other old churches here in the Philippines, this one resembles the churches in Europe because of colonial influence. But contrary to popular perception, you will never find the same structures abroad. Except for the dome, everything else is Filipino. We should support Philippine Architecture and its heritage!! :) Good post.

Thanks for the link to Lawstude. The Bisita Iglesia is a good idea.

NOMS said...

those are epic shots, good job!
fei-long ass wicked mate!

cyndirellaz said...

wow ang ganda ng altar! and the architecture of the church itself! for sure you enjoy the road trip dahil malayo nga naman ang nueva ecija ^^

Joshua said...

sarap puntahan nyan sa summer:) ano pa ba makikita sa nueva ecija??:)

Helena de TrĂ³ia said...

Do you like to cook? with those onions you could prepare wonderfull menus! I love the recipes from you country.:-))

Vic said...

wow! nice altar mayor! :)

parang maliit lang siya pero maganda pa rin. :)

Eki Akhwan said...

Another great piece of the Philippines' architectural heritage ... I always admire the exterior and interior beauty of churches like this.

I can only envy you for the opportunity you have to travel around your beautiful country (I wish I could do the same with my country) and thank you for your generosity to share your travel stories with us. You're a good ambassador to your country.

lalaine said...

mustah? matagal tagal na ako nde nakabisita dito ah... mukhang dami mo nang napuntahan ah... ganda talaga ng kuha mo... lalo na yung sa altar. =)

Photo Cache said...

My mother is devoted to St. Joseph and I'm sure she's going to be wowed by the altar as I am.

gillboard said...

you like going to churches no? ako ginagawa ko, everytime i enter a church the first time, nagwiwish ako. sabi nila usually nagkakatotoo kasi pag ganun.

KRIS JASPER said...

The altar is awesome! And your fotografs had taken it well.

aquamarine said...

beautiful..perfectly captured!!!

paoruiz said...

solid yung altar no? ganda. =)

Kimmy said...

Love the low angle shots.

darkhorse said...

gaganda ng mga kuha mo dre! more! TC

the donG said...

>sidney, gorgeous indeed.

>kegler, parang hindi nga sa probinsya pero medyo maasenso na rin kasi doon.

>bryan, wala ka pa palang camera. bili ka na kahit point and shoot lang ok na ok na yon. dami namang mura.

oo nga sana makasama kayo. maganda talaga doon.

>hi ms donna, ayos yan! hehehe...

>hi hilda, i too like it. it made the church more special.

>redlan, oo nagkalat talaga sila nung time na yon kaya kung minsan gusto ko ng pagaralan ang history kung paano nila pinili ang pagtayo ng mga simbahan kasi kahit sa mga malalayong lugar meron talagang simbahan.

mahilig ako sa onions lalo na yung onion rings ng brothers burger. pero hindi ko natikman yung sa san jose.

>hi reena, you should see the other baroque churches in the philippines. you'll appreciate it more. the philippines is really rich in this aspect. no wonder some of the churches are considered as world heritage sites.

>noms, thanks for dropping by. it's good to know some new readers visiting this site.

>hi cyndirellaz, nueva ecija is not yet that far. i too thought it was far but when you travel at midnight, it can be just 2hours from manila. you should visit nueva ecija.

>joshua, sa central area ng nueva ecija more on historical sites ang makikita mo pero yung sa bandang northeast at southeast yung magaganda ang mga bundok. mostly mga ecotourism sites. na post ko naman yung iba dito during the previous posts.

>hi helena, i like to eat! not so much in cooking. yes i agree. most of the meals usually include onions but my favorite are the onion rings of brothers burger.

>hi vic, medyo maliit ngang tingnan kasi pahaba siya. pero maganda din talaga.

>hi eki, that's one of our treasures. the beautiful old churches and since the philippines is big, you'll have more than enough reason why you cant travel.

>hi lalaine, oo nga tsaka one time bumisita ako sa blog mo ayaw nyang magpost ng comment. pero kakacheck ko lang ok na pala ulit.

>photo cache, really? she'll definitely like this church.

>gillboard, sabi nga nila. lagi naman ako nagdadasal sa mga simbahan na napupuntahan ko pero hindi nga lang ako nakakapgwish.

>jasper, salamat!

>aquamarine, thank you!

>pao, solid talaga at elegante.

>hi kimmy, thanks a lot!

>darkhorse, maraming maraming salamat.

mimi said...

ganda...
especially the painting on the ceiling of the altar.. ^_^

Bengbeng said...

a building like this should be preserved forever. every thing about it spells history and cultural heritage

sheng said...

Hi dong, churches give me a very serene feeling, one that makes you feel really close to God, and the church you just featured is one that will surely make me kneel down and pray. Nice pictures. I hope to see you when you come and visit Gensan and it's nearby towns. Promise me that you will see me ha!

my gulch said...

mukhang umayon sa'yo ang panahon, ang ganda ng contrast ng langit. lahat ata ng simabahan, mapamaliit o mapamalaki, ay magaganda. nagkakatalunan lang sa facade at sa istilo ng altar.

jei said...

teka lang...anong camera ang gamit mo? ang linaw!

SandyCarlson said...

The unusual angle call my attention to the details of this beautiful church. They are great. Love being inside, too. The peace comes through even via the computer!

Rio said...

dami na akong nakukuhang idea dito sa blog mo dong...
simula kung saan pwedeng magbakasyon, kung anong pwedeng gawin sa lugar na yun, kung pasok ba sa budget,kung papaano pumunta at kung saang simbahan magandang magpakasal...hehe
ang dami mo ng na feature na simbahan dito na talagang gustong gusto ko..problema lang ang layo kung sakaling sa manila pa manggagaling...
nag aantay ako na ma feature mo ang mga magagandang simbahan within metro manila...
ingat parati sa byahe dong=}

Sandy B and Dick said...

I always love the shots of churches, inside and out. Simply beautiful and inspiring.

Blue Rose said...

ganda. i love all your pics. feeling ko kahit sa pic lang eh nakapagbisita iglesia na rin ako.

by the way, sorry hindi ako makakasama sa pinatubo trip nyo. dami kung nakasked na gagawin at pagkakagastusan until june. next time nalang kapag nakaluwag na ako. salamat sa alok!

olan said...

ang galing naman Dong! i love the whole dom. I like aslo the round stained glass windows and the altar is indeed elaborated!

MeL said...

I love the altar! :)

Everytime I go to church, whether it's my first time or not, I always look at the altar and the paintings or artworks around it.

Kuya Doms, open ba yun ceiling dun sa altar area? Or mas mataas lang ang ceiling dun?

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Gaya ng sabi ni Bry, sasama nga kami!! Woohoo! See ya soon.

luna miranda said...

love the angles of your exterior shots. the altar is beautiful, too!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Very nice and beautiful!

Pietro said...

Magnificent church. The inside is very fine too, the altar is splendid. Do they say Mass often?

Luke Wiley said...

You go to some amazing places! Keep the pictures coming!

Shionge said...

Great photos there Dong :)

Thank you for the new year's greetings too, truly appreciate that.

fortuitous faery said...

lovely church...i've only been to cabanatuan, not in san jose.

dong, i'm happy to report that i've decided to subscribe to national geographic traveler. i was offered a 1-yr subscription for only $8...so that's only a dollar for each issue! can't wait for my first issue. :)

eliment said...

ganda naman ng mga kuha mo bro! taga nueva ecija po at at laging nadadaan ng san jose.

Raft3r said...

ganda ng simbahan
very grand

alicesg said...

The altar with the angels are so beautiful.

bw said...

interesting when you say this is a post world war II construction. Yhey did a good job in blending the old and new :)

BTW I have something for you to pick up in my blog :)

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

Ang tindi ng kuha mo sa ilang angle ng church ah..

I'm not a Catholic but I do admire some churches like these.. Ang ganda ng pagkaka-build.. Hope they can preserve it..

Very nice.:D

PUSANG-gala said...

bago naba gamit u camera DOM? super crisp kasi ng mga pics~~~esp---yung sa loob ng church.

the donG said...

>hi mimi, maganda nga. wala nga lang akong nakuhang matinong shot nun.

>bengbeng, im sure this will be preserved well as long as no natural calamity or another world war will happen.

>hi sheng, that's something the philippines is very rich. beautiful churches that gives us no reason not to pray. ill definitely make sure to make a time with you there and other bloggers.

>hi rayts, oo nga. maaga din kasi ito kaya maganda pa ang ulap. pasalamat kay lawstude dahil dinala nya kami doon.

>hi jae, im using the sony dsc p-150. obsolete yet still produce nice photos with enough lighting and less movement.

>hi sandy, that's great to know! thanks.

>hi doc, panahon na pala. naghahanap ka na ng simbahan pang kasal. si cpa na ba ito? hehehe... oo nga kailangan ko na talagang mabisita ang mga simbahan dito sa manila. kaya lang dami kasing simbahan dito na daming nakakabit na wires sa harap kaya hirap kumuha ng matinong shoot. pero susubukan ko pa rin basta request mo.

>hi sandy, it surely is. thanks for dropping by.

>hi blue rose, dami nga talagang magagandang simbahan ang pinas. no problem invite na lang kita sa mga byahe after june.

>olan, ganda din talaga ang simbahan kaya sarap kumuha ng mga pictures.

>hi mel, masaya ngang bisitahin ang mga simbahan na una mo pang nabibisita at nakakapagdasal.

sarado ang dome ceiling at may magandang painting ito. kaya lang wala akong matinong kuha.

ayos! magkakasama na rin tayo. email ko na lang ang mga detalye.

>hi luna, thanks a lot! maganda din lang talaga ang simbahan.

>phivos, thanks!

>pietro, yes! regular mass is celebrated in this church. like most of the other churches around the philippines, there's a celebration of the mass everyday.

>luke, thanks!

>hi shionge, thanks! im sure you enjoyed celebrating the new year there.

>hi faery, that's great and that's really cheap! i've been seeing national geographic traveler magazine and also had the chance to scan it. they post some interesting.

>eliment, maraming salamat sa pagbisita. saan po kayo sa nueva ecija?

>raft3r, grand dahil maganda ang altar.

>hi alicesg, yes it is! the artists deserves an applause.

>hi bw, thanks a lot! ill drop by your blog.

>dylan, salamat! oo nga usually naman nasisira lang dahil sa mga matitinding kalamidad or mga gyera kaya siguradong mapepreserve ito.

>pusang-gala, yon pa rin ang gamit ko. yung sa dingalan lang ang ibang kuha gamit ko point and shoot ni oman pero ito yung dati pa rin. maganda lang ang lighting at hindi magalaw ang pagkakuha.

Joy said...

Wonderful shots of the church. You did well to invite people to visit it!

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hisnamesidencios said...

parang hawig sa barosoain ang interior nya =) mapunthan nga iyan soon! kapitbahay lang namen ang nueva e

Chyng said...

Exactly, place is great for Bisita Iglesia.

Dennis Villegas said...

Ang galing nung altar, Dong, and you captured all the intricate details! I've been to Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya before in my younger years, and all these posts bring back so many beautiful memories!

cza said...

i know this church!!! :) nice shots... never saw it this beautiful and majestic. :D

eliment said...

thanks din sa pagbisita sa akin. babalik uli ako..para tingnan ang mga post mo. tnx

Skippyheart said...

hay! that's really a beautiful church!

ganyan na mga lugar ang talagang gusto ko mapuntahan. :)

JayAshKal said...

Spot on ang comment mo na ang altar ang isa sa pinakamgandang aspct ng church na ito. I love the details of the altar angels.

Sana also post how to get there by public transport (from Manila), like do they have a Victory Liner on the way there, fares, travel time, etc.?

Rio said...

dong,tanong lang,sino ulit si cpa? di ko yun kilala e...hahaha....
wala na yun noh..panahon pa ni mahoma si cpa e...hehe

JoShMaRie said...

nahilo na naman ako sa dami ng tao. hehe. :) morning kuya

Lantaw said...

visita iglesia mode kayo a. nice photos Dom, ganda ng church interiors

Lawstude said...

i really like this church dom. kahit noon na di pa sya renovated ay medyo anciet na ang dating ng church.

there is this other church in san jose na nadaanan natin which is the kita-kita church. too bad kasi sarado yun ng araw na yun kasi semi-private na yung church eh.

MysLykeMeeh said...

There's St. Joseph in Montreal---the upper tower here and there is quiet similar---

Was wondering ...why people are so in-loved with renovating and maintaining churches---like Catholic's pride..., it must be a large amount of money--

ALiNe said...

Uy Dong, ang ganda ng path way ang sarap dumaan dun..hahah!

Heart of Rachel said...

It's a lovely church. The angel carvings are amazing.

archiedelara said...

Mas na-appreciate ko ito.
Dati rati, nadaraanan ko lang itong church na ito when I was studying in the nearby town of San Jose City, CLSU, Munoz...

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