Saturday, May 4, 2013

Where in the world : {Paoay Church} Ilocos Norte, Philippines

A year and a half ago, hubby and I visited his eldest brother his brother's family who is based in Paoay, Ilocos Norte Philippines. We stayed in their beautiful house {first photo} which happens to be within the perimeter of one of UNESCO's historical sites.


From the lanai area of their house this is the view that I can't get enough of any time of the day - the beautiful and historical Paoay Church. I took the next three photos in one day at 6AM, 12 noon and 9 PM respectively.

The most outstanding feature of the church according to the Philippines tourism website is "the phalanx of buttresses that just out perpendicularly from the sides to strengthen the walls against earthquake damage. It has the most massive buttressing in any church in the Philippines. Fourteen S-shaped buttresses rise in rhythmic cadence from the ground reaching almost to the roof line".


Can you blame us if we plan to retire here someday?


  1. What a lovely, lovely place! I do like the architecture and the history is amazing.


Thank you for your sweet words.

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