On Old Church Buildings

old church buildings
This is the Santo Rosario Church in Angeles, Pampanga. (Click to zoom.)

Old church buildings fascinate me as well. It’s amazing that buildings last for centuries and these old churches built during the Spanish times somehow interest me. I used to live in Ilocandia for 5 years and there are a lot of old churches in each town but I never really did have a chance to take good photos of those. I only had an instamatic camera during those days. I’d like to go there and take photos of those old churches if I have the chance again. If I’m not mistaken, some of those churches were built way back during the 17th century.

This is a photo of the Santo Rosario Church (or, Holy Rosary Church) in Angeles City. It was built in 1877 to 1896 using forced labor. It must be tough being a Filipino under the Spanish colonizers during those times. From what I have learned, the backyard of this church was used by the Spanish colonizers to execute Filipino rebels.

The building on the left by the way is the old city hall building which has been turned into a museum. Every day, I pass by this place to send my daughter to school which is just across the street from this church building.

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