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    Posted: 03 May 2007 at 04:34
Okay, I get to start this and here are 'some' shots :P
Had time to re-visit San Agustin Church at Manila the other day being Labor Day which is a local holiday in Philippines.
I had a crappy tripod with me so bear with the angles (low and wide and disoriented?), I tried to show the details around the religious statues. Had a little time to do it (there was gonna be a wedding ceremony in a couple of minutes when the church opened) and I was very hungry not to mention it's already summer here ;-P
I both have an available light shot and flashed shot but I decided to post the available light ones:

1. The street to the church, a kalesa passes thru


2. Pls read before entering


3. Outside


4. Bright and sunny


5. Wooden door, detail


6. Up there


7. Bell tower


8. Bell exposed


9. Looking in


10. 7D+kitlens flat on the floor looking straight up


11. Altar scene


12. What's in front


13. Zooming in above the altar


14. One painting


The religious statues, sorry am not familiar with their names :P
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20. Someone lit up a candle :)


21. Looking up rearward


22. Gotta go, the ceremony is about to start


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2007 at 09:14

An amazingly ornate church. And very well captured.

Any stained glass windows?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2007 at 09:36
@brettania, I didn't notice any. Hopefully we can visit San Sebastian Church this year which is said to be designed by Gustave Eiffel :) My friends have been pushing me to visit this church for photo opp :P
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2007 at 12:14
Sometimes I feel sorry for not being religious
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2007 at 12:28
^what do you mean, Chris? You can always visit a church and shoot - regardless of religion :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2007 at 12:31
Nice topic and nice images.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2007 at 12:32
Originally posted by ChrisH ChrisH wrote:

Sometimes I feel sorry for not being religious


Ditto, but then I also think of the vast sums of money spent on such monuments and who paid the bulk of it. The sorrow soon disappears.

It is particularly tragic in Pacific Islands where the first buildings to get reconstructed after a hurricane are the churches. Schools and hospitals rank about last. And kids go hungry because their parents' resources are being spent on religion.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2007 at 13:18
Moises - What a fantastic and beautiful church. I love the architecture on the outside and the ceilings are breathless. Can't wait to see more of the other church

@brettania - I agree...I grew up Catholic and know all about how much money we spent...well voiced. That aside, I love the old structures and the craftsmanship of the stained glass...always a pleasure to see

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2007 at 15:04
My little boy is always afraid when going into a church i wonder if that was the idea of those buildnings.

I like churches as an architectural monument but that is all.

your church looks the same as many in South America, nice to see this on the other side of the world.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2007 at 16:45
The other end of the scale, a rural church in the county of Dorset, England.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2007 at 10:20
Originally posted by Sanjuro Sanjuro wrote:

My little boy is always afraid when going into a church i wonder if that was the idea of those buildnings.


Yes they are made to make the little people feel humble.. im not a religious person.

Was to a funeral recently and I think the priest was more into *selling* the concept of christ than actually speaking of the deceased.

I have read alot about religion even though im not religious, just look up the Egyptian Isis and her Son Horus.. its the same story (but its prior) as the Virgin Mary and Jesus.. there is even old art looking the same as Mary with baby Jesus.. Ive even read somewhere that there was several earlier versions of this same story. Same with most Christian Holidays they are mostly reused pagan holydays.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2007 at 11:25
Originally posted by dogears dogears wrote:

^what do you mean, Chris? You can always visit a church and shoot - regardless of religion :)
Sorry couldn't answer quicker ; internet was out.

You're right ; I can always visit churches and shoot and I indeed I did, in the past. Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur in Paris as well as the Dome's of Florence and Sienna and some others. But ... at that time I didn't have a good camera and now I have I good camera [more than one] we hardly ever visit places where they have interesting churches. If we go on holiday we visit the more rural area's where they have small churches that are not open for public unless there is a sevice. And during a service you don't take pictures, or do you ?

You're right ; it has more to do with being at the right place at the right time carrying the right equipment instead of being religious or not.

But sometimes I do regret not being religious because of the meditational feeling religion sometimes has. I love the quietness of churches and temples. Luckely I have a big temple in 'my back yard' where I can go to, sit down, relax and do something like meditating. We call it nature and I can go there just by walking the dog. But there is no church.

Maybe, one day, I'll become Boedist.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2007 at 11:46
Here's a few pics from Christchurch Cathedral taken with my Minolta 28-135mm. I would say that it doesn't take a lot of money to practise your faith. I'm sure God wouldn't even mind if we met with him under a tree. I guess they're nice looking buildings though. Oh, there is religion and there's having a faith, they are totally different things.







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