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Sunday, February 6, 2011

SAN SEBASTIAN CHURCH Manila : in photos


I am not going to pretend that I know a lot about churches. I am no expert. What I have is the fascination to our churches in the Philippines and the sadness that I feel whenever I see some on the verge of decay. I was invited in the launch of Illuminati travel and tours last Saturday and i took the opportunity because I was really curious of the interior of San Sebastian church which is the most amazing Philippine church that I have seen to date. 

Having said that, I am not going to focus much on the history of this chucrh. It is just my desire to show you through my photos the amazing and intricate interior of this Church, the first and only all-steel church in Asia.

And so to my readersm here it is ----The Basilica Minore de San Sebastián, better known as San Sebastián Church in Quiapo Manila......


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San Sebastián Church is in constant threats to its structural integrity. The steel structure is vulnerable to rustand corrosion due to the sea breeze from Manila Bay and the constant flooding in the area during the rainy season.In 1998, it was placed on the watch list of the  100 Most Endangered Sites by the World Monuments Fund.

The church, in cooperation with some NGO's is making an effort to do everything they could to stop the decay. As such, they are in need of volunteers who will help in the effort.......

if you want to learn about our churches in the
Philippines., vitit Joel Aldor's blog http://www.joelaldor.com/ .
He is an authority when it comes to that:


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you might also want to see more of San Sebastian church 
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19 comments:

  1. madaming parts na ng church na to ang nasisira. hopefully nirerenovate.

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  2. sana maayos nila. ang ganda ng mga kuya mo kuya!

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  3. dapat pinagkakagastusan din ng government natin ang pagrerenovate sa mga historic sites natin... anyway, nice shots :D

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  4. Great shots Anton. I was able to go there last December. Kuhang kuha mo yung loob nya.

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  5. ganda ng simbahan na yan..sana nga lang maayos nila...sayang!

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  6. one of my bicketlist this year yan church na yan after i saw the binondo and sta.cruz church :D

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  7. ganda talaga ng church ng baste..namiss ko tuloy yan anyway..sana nga maipreserve ang mga church na tulad nyan..sana alng talaga di sila pabayaan..=)

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  8. galing ng shots! at yehey, nasingit ako sa peekchur. hihi.

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  9. one of the most beautiful churches I have seen in the Philippines, great photos Anton!

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  10. astig ang 5th photo. ganda nga talaga ng san sebastian church.

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  11. La Casa de Dios by Fr. Rene Javella (that big bad and bald Jesuit from Ateneo) is a good read, if you want to know more about Philippine colonial churches. :)

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  12. From a novice photographer's point of view hehehe..

    i like the 14th pix.

    tong mga pix, anong range ng mga ISO nila? i barely noticed any "noise" - the pix are warm in general. pero parang nawawala yung solemnity pag tinabingi na yung frame? anyways, inonote ko yan, as much as possible wag ng i-tilt ang camera pag sa loob ng church?

    Nice lakay!

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  13. Ah, ang San Sebastian, isa sa mga magagandang simbahan sa Maynila. Salamat sa post na ito. Mahilig kasi ako sa mga ganyang structures eh. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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  14. I agree Kuya Antonio. This is one of the most gorgeous church in the country. All-steel ba naman! Spell effort! Hahaha. Anong sinabi ni Superman?

    I want to visit this church someday. Anyway, it is in Quiapo, right? Is it the same with the church of Nazareno? Just curious.

    Thank you for the friendship Kuya for the past year. And I hope, I'll have the chance to meet you in the future. Photowalk sa Baywalk. Hahaha.

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  15. Antonio, nice shots and post. Pasensya na kung di masyadong maka-galaw...galing pa akong work tas ngarag pa, hehe!

    Bawi ako next time.

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