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The Church of Miagao, or the St. Thomas de villanueva Church is in a town about 3o mins from Iloilo City in the Philippines. It was built on 1797 and is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site."Its unique features include the unusual Aztec like bas-relief in the fašade depicting St. Christopher carrying the baby Jesus through a tropical forest. The adobe used in building the church is made from silt and clay that can only be found in this part of Iloilo, giving the building a unique warm-yellowish glow. Flying buttresses from the side of the church walls are typical of the "earthquake baroque" design reminiscent of churches in Ilocos, particularly that of Paoay Church and Vigan Cathedral. Also of note are the dissimilar designs of the two belfries; both were commissioned by two different parish priests.

I first visited this church in January 2005 and posted pictures of it on TE. It also shows how long I have been posting photographs on this site. Here is one of my old post on this church http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo379037.htm

Canon Powershot G10
2009/02/08 07:33:00
JPG (8-bit)converted from RAW (12 bit)
Image Size: Large (3600 x 2400)
Color
Lens: Canon 7.3-29.2
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Shutter/Aperture: 1/400 sec - F/4.0
Focal Lenght: 6.1mm
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 80
White Balance: Auto
Sharpness: Normal
Contrast: Normal
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Hue Adjustment: 0░
Saturation: Normal
Image Comment: Copyright (C) 2009 Andre' Salvador
Long Exposure NR: Off

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