Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

During my recent trip to the Philippines, I was given the opportunity to visit Pampanga – the culinary and arts province of the country. It was amazing. 

This here is the Betis Church (or the parish of St James), dubbed the Sistine Chapel of the Philippines, because of its beautiful painted interiors. It was built by the Spanish during the 16th century, but got burnt and was rebuilt in the 17th century. With both curved and straight lines, as well as intricate details, its exterior is so ornate, and yet not over-the-top. I like how the walls of the building contain so much history.

In response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

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