Saturday, April 25, 2009

boac church marinduque

rising on top of the hill overlooking the town of Boac is its 18th century fortress church.surrounded by thick stone walls as a protection from invaders during the old times. it was believed that a major attack happened to this town but the people were miraculously saved.it is believed that the falg of the Katipunan was blessed in this church which makes it also an important historical landmark.
the church interior, like the one in Liliw, is made up of red bricks. the church has beautiful and elegant wall lights that stands out from other churches that i've visited.the church ceiling has sun-shaped decorations that adds its uniqueness. if you observe it closely, it has an influence of an oriental style decoration.the main door entrance is ornate in nature and is artistically carved on it are the four evangelist with creatures and symbols below them. you can find wooden carvings of all the stations of the cross around the church.
the view from above will make you appreciate the other elements of the church. like the circular hole and windows that displays the church landscape.i believe that the heart of each town is its church and more than just being historical it stands as a fortress to the Christian faith.upcoming post is the Moriones Festival.

trip rate:
church facade: 3.5
church interior: 3.5
church plaza: 3.0
church location: 4.5
historical background: 4.0

49 comments:

REDLAN said...

Ganda ng mga kuha mo as always. Iba't ibang anggulo

Inkversified said...

Is this what you actually do for a living? For someone like me who has a mole in the feet, traveling is such a high.

-ellesig- said...

nice clincher,. ;)
beautiful photos as always!

Carver said...

That's a beautiful Church and I love the way it looks against the blue sky. Wonderful photographs.

Chyng said...

im impressed (as alawys!)

Dennis Villegas said...

Very impressive take on the Boac Cathedral! Fantastic photography, Dong! Enjoy your stay in Boac, a beautiful place worth visiting many times.

Photo Cache said...

Wow, red bricks ba yun? Galing ng mga old churches satin. Hope the govt preserves them all.

Pacey said...

Hi dong, very beautiful photos of the church. I just came back from Marinduque too. But never in time for the Moriones Festivities, still I was able to get photos of the Moriones stands used during the occasion. I also passed by Pagbilao and I remembered your posts here but I could never get to stop by that place as some friends were waiting for me in Lucena.

Vic said...

wow! your photos are just truly amazing! feeling ko anjan na din ako! ganda ng simbahan! hehe! :)

the donG said...

>redlan, salamat.

>inkversified, partly yes because i am setting up a business. you should travel often. explore mindanao.

>hi ellesig, thanks!

>hi carver, thanks. lucky to have clear blue skies during that time.

>hi chyng, thanks!

>dennis, thanks a lot! ill definitely be in marinduque next year.

>photo cache, yes it is made up of red bricks.the church too has the call to preserve it.

>hi pacey, great! good that there were still statues of morions. you might want to attend the festival next year. pagbilao is indeed along the luzon coast. it gives you the reason to go back.

Reena said...

nice. :)

Sandy B and Dick said...

As always, you have captured this church quite well. Thanks!

Luke Wiley said...

A huge church!

Ax said...

sa tuwing pupunta ako sa blog mo, eto lang nasasabi ko: huwaw!

hehe. oks yang boac church ah! sana mapuntahan ko din yan!

alicesg said...

Lovely place, the church is so beautiful and have a rich history. You have a travelling business? Cool. If I know anyone going there, will ask them to look for you. :)

Theonoski said...

hahahaha! nakakatawa talaga yung pic mo wearing a moriones mask! astig!

Joe Narvaez said...

Another grand church beautifully captured and presented here. Mabuhay ka!

Aris said...

ancient churches are so fascinating! para kang face-to-face with history. who would ever think na may ganito sa marinduque? please keep on surprising us, dong! and thank you. :)

Justkyut said...

Wow ang ganda naman sa moriones festival. di ko na mabasa ung mga sinulat mo po ung pictures na lang tinitignan ko. saan po ang susunod na paglalakbay mo?

witsandnuts said...

The interiors really reminded me of Liliw's church. The woodcarvings are a sight. =)

I read from one of the comments, what business are you setting up?

Pietro said...

What an interesting sequence of the wonderful church, Dong. That church has a style completely different from our churches here.

ShatterShards said...

Hmm... The church and bell tower are made of different materials. This means hindi sila magkasabay ginawa, or one or the other fell, and had to be rebuilt from the ground. Natanong mo ba yung history nung church?

Great shots, as always. I like the church's floor tiles, by the way, parang may optical illusion.

gillboard said...

that's a big church... nice and simple outside, and very beautiful inside!!!

Skippyheart said...

WOW!!! stunning church photos...I really like this set!

super ganda dong! :)

♥ K.i.i.k.a.Y ♥ said...

lovely photos :)

beautifull church...i Love the design ^

cyndirellaz said...

ganda nga talaga ng mga pics!! this place is very historical! parang nasa ibang time and place!

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

Yung shot mo sa facade ng church, was that sunset or sunrise?

Curious lang.;)

bw said...

wow. really nice shots of the inside of the church ! marinduque is always a mystery to me. Glad that you're coering it :)

Lawstude said...

very impressive church dom. halos lahat talaga ng lugar may mga simbahan na maipagmamalaki. siguro in few years from now pwede na tayo mag-post ng pinakamagagandang simbahan na napuntahan natin.

Earvin said...

Ganda ng church. XD

luna miranda said...

the carved door is impressive! i enjoy the photos.

Allen Yuarata said...

What a very beautiful church! parang nakita ko to sa Panday. I'm just not sure.

collapsingbarrycade said...

now i remember! i've been to this church, too. really nice one.

bluedreamer27 said...

hello there just dropping by here again
have a great day and happy blogging

Eel Wind said...

A church is always the fortress for the people. It doesn't apply just literally only. love the sculptures :)

baboon^albino said...

Hai donG..love the 4th picture and the carvings.the place look really old but got it's own historical value to it.Nice work donG.

dodong flores said...

Galing ng kuha and spontaneous pa. Para na rin kaming namasyal kasama mo, dong ho :)

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Sa lahat-lahat ng mga pictures of church mo, Dong, I can say ito ang pinaka-iba, iba ang porma eh. Pero maganda siya, lalo na sa loob. Parang bagong floor wax ang sa loob eh... red dye... pati na mga upoan...

Raft3r said...

have you featured the san beda chapel in your blog?
you should
maganda yun
sobra

Hilda said...

It definitely looks like a fortress from outside — I wouldn't have thought its interior would be so ornate and gorgeous! Love the tower too!

Joy said...

That's a magnificent church. It's so fantastic that you let us tag along to your exotic trips!

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the donG said...

>hi reena, thanks!

>hi sandy, thanks!

>luke, not that huge. maybe i should say that it's long but not that big.

>hi ax, maraming salamat. sana nga makapunta ka rin sa marinduque para makita mo rin itong simbahan.

>hi alicesg, thanks! it's still in the process. but sure, you i can always help.

>theonoski, i didnt expect it to be that cool on me. hehehe...

>joe, thanks a lot!

>aris, thanks! we just really need to explore our country. dami dami pang magagandang lugar na kailangan makita tulad sa isla ng marinduque.

>justkyut, salamat. no problem. hindi ko pa alam susunod kong byahe. malamang sa morong rizal.

>hi witsandnuts, yes. its interior is very close to that of liliw. the business is related to travel. it's still in the process.

>pietro, definitely different. because the materials used are mostly from the country. like coral stones and red bricks. i hope you get to visit our country.

>shattershards, yan ang hindi ko alam. hindi ko na rin naitanong dahil dumaan lang kami doon. pero maganda nga yung tiles, lumain na rin pero maayos pa.

>gillboard, ganda nga ng church. sana mabisita mo rin ang marinduque.

>hi rebecca, thanks! im glad you like it.

>hi kiikay, thanks! ganda nga ang design.

>hi cyndirellaz, lalo na kung nandun ka dahil mas magugustuhan mo ang bayan na simpleng simple lang pero maganda.

>hi dylan, it was early morning. close to sunrise.

>bw, i felt the same before i visited this island and now i already appreciate the beauty of this island. just keep in touch as a i feature some other places around marinduque.

>lawstude, tama ka diyan. pero dami pa nating kailangan bisitahin. at least ngayon dami na rin yung mga nabisita natin kaya pwede ng simulan ang pagpili ng mga magagadang simbahan.

>earvin, ganda talaga ng simbahan.

>hi luna, i also like that. definitely one of the most attractive part of the church.

>allen, hindi rin ako sigurado. hehehe...

>barry, ganda nga talaga. bisita ka ulit.

>bluedreamer, thanks for dropping by.

>eelwind, that's true! how can i not agree.

>baboon albino, you're right about that. it makes it historically rich.

>dodong, maraming salamat. buti naman at nagustuhan mo itong set.

>hi grace, lagi lang din sigurong nililinis kasi nung nandun kami kakalinis lang ng simbahan at maganda din naman talaga.

>raft3r, hindi pa pero nakabisita na ako dun. wala pa ako masyadong na feature na simbahan sa manila. pero siguradong post ko din yon.

>hi hilda, yes because the wall surrounding it is really huge. it indeed needs such walls as it was attacked several times in the past.

>hi joy, my pleasure to bring you there thru the photos. the same way you do through your blog.

Jen Adams Juan said...

Hi Dom! It was nice seeing you at the launch of Awesome Philippines!

Your photos here are truly amazing! I will definitely put Marinduque on my list of next places to visit. :-)

Take care!

Rio said...

iba talaga ang ganda ng mga lumang simbahan at lalo mong napapaganda ito dong sa iyong mga shots=D..galing.

Heart of Rachel said...

The church is beautiful. The interior of the church is stunning. I like the effect of the red bricks. The wood carvings are also beautiful.

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katcarneo said...

I passed by this church during my short stint in Marinduque. The inside is beautiful--I'd probably sit down and look up at the ceiling for a long time.

Tita Beng said...

Wow, am so impressed by your excellent shots! Pwedeng pang-magazine! Very inviting tuloy yung place. 'Galing mo naman!

Thanks for dropping by. Btw, 3 hours yung journey from Q.C. to the foot of Mt. Samat. Hiking from the start of ascend to the peak would probably be the same, could be even more coz you'll need to take a rest from time to time.

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