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The awesome San Agustin Church in Paoay, Ilocos Norte | Philippine Evolution

The awesome San Agustin Church in Paoay, Ilocos Norte | Philippine Evolution | The Traveler | Scoop.it
The awesome San Agustin Church in Paoay, Ilocos Norte - This is one of the most outstanding “earthquake baroque” structure in the Philippines where the primary concern was to design the church for earthquake protection.

 

The most outstanding feature of the church 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. A pyramidal finial triumphantly tops each buttress. The visual impact of the San Agustin church in Paoay is unforgettable.

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Lakad Pilipinas: PAOAY | The Sand Dunes of Paoay

Lakad Pilipinas: PAOAY | The Sand Dunes of Paoay | The Traveler | Scoop.it
Encompassing 85 square kilometers of arid land, the Paoay Sand Dunes in Ilocos Norte is something out of the ordinary for a tropical country like the Philippines. I have been dying to see this dry landscape ever since visiting ...
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