in nomine patri, an example of philippine baroque architecture and a pig?
Miagao Travel Blog› entry 76 of 106 › view all entries
April 29th, 2009 – by: lauro
the miagao churh is not a cathedral, it is just a church located in the town of miagao. but it looks striking and imposing, because of its design. the church is stands out from the rest of the churches of the world because of its unique and peculiar design.
palangga found a parking place beside the church, when we got down, we recieved a lot of stares from the people! ahahaha and there was a band going on and if there is a band playing in front of the church at midday it can only mean theres a funeral mass going on.
so we waited for some time before going inside the church as people from all walks of life, a funeral car, men in white with glasses crammed the church. we went to the side of the church, and i find it so really unusual, it was made of thick slabs of stones put together like a jenga puzzle.
as i was taking pictures of the church with bad lighting due to bad weather, i came across some informations. the church was built in the 17 th century, so that means it was in the baroque period of architecture. but not only that i find amusing, the facade of the church with a palm tree etched in it. i have never seen a spanish principalia influenced by indios. but there was more to the church, it was first constructed as a fortification to protect against the moros (muslim), was damaged by fire and earthquake and was only restored in the 1960's.
ben and me waited for a while before tje funeral mass was finshed and it tooooook a looooonng time before the coffin was carried ont to the funeral car complete with bands playing.
so we went in, while my aunt, manay boogie sat and prayed. the church is very cool and dampy inside, i think the thick walls prevents the heat form outside. the church isnt really spectacular inside because it doenst make any difference from other churches in the philippines - INSIDE. but there was one thing that surprised me as i havent seen it for so many years, last time i saw it, when i was a child.
after our church experience, me and ben didnt stayed long inside because were not really religious, its time to eat! but, there were no decent restos for us there to sit down and relax. we found a bakery and we hurriedly went to it! i saw one that i already like, sweet bread with chicken filling inside it and i ordered, ben also like that and he ordered one for himself, but one thing that catched my attention, was that a bread shaped like a pig was on display! ahahahhaa i wanted to take a picture of it! but it would be rude to take a bread, take a picutre and put it back again! ahahaha so i said to the seller thati wanted to buy one, but my auntie's hands were already in her wallet and she paid everything! aaarghhhh i really really like the pig bread! ahahaha i dont want to eat it! but just take a picture of it! its just too good to eat! ahahaha but manay boogie said, that she will give the bread to her mother as we go to my mother's farm.
so we went to the jeep and head back to la paz to pick our things! sounds good, as we have so many time before our flight departs at 8 pm!
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