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Old May 3rd, 2007, 04:46 PM   #101
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How many Catholic Churches are there in Batanes? How about churches of other religions, are there any?
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 06:48 PM   #102
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Shucks, now I'm getting embarassed..
One more church for you fans then. This one is on southwest Batan coast by the departure point for the Sabtang ferry. The one I sent earlier was in Sabtang town but I think its not the same one you point out dxpsycho. I could be wrong but I think that is the big one on the main square in Basco. I say that because I recall it was attached to the ruins of a very much earlier church destroyed by earthquake which I think you can see at the left and a small museum at right. But I could be wrong. Date at top in this image is 1785 and above the door 1866 and 1869 by the way.

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Old May 3rd, 2007, 07:43 PM   #103
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Nice parang sa South America.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 12:11 AM   #104
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Shucks, now I'm getting embarassed..
One more church for you fans then. This one is on southwest Batan coast by the departure point for the Sabtang ferry. The one I sent earlier was in Sabtang town but I think its not the same one you point out dxpsycho. I could be wrong but I think that is the big one on the main square in Basco. I say that because I recall it was attached to the ruins of a very much earlier church destroyed by earthquake which I think you can see at the left and a small museum at right. But I could be wrong. Date at top in this image is 1785 and above the door 1866 and 1869 by the way.

The picture did not show through. Why be embarassed? This thread is for photo-sharing. We enjoy seeing those pictures. Thanks!
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Old May 4th, 2007, 02:39 AM   #105
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Well, embarassed on behalf of my wife, who is the last person to want to be commented on, and b.) that I appear to have hijacked the thread with 5 year old pictures and a very shallow knowlege of this amazing place.
Jhaelnis sorry, I have no idea on the churches. 3 big catholic churches we have here documented but I'm sure there are more. I am not aware of any other denominations but I would be surprised if there were anything else, at least formally. But I cannot pretend to be an expert, just an enthusiatic tourist.
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^ So, to mitigate your wife's embarassment, perhaps show a picture with you there.

Anyway, the pictures were well worth it. All those stucco churches are stately. They look like those Mission churches in California and Mexico.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 03:26 AM   #107
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Oh yea. They do resemble the mission churches in southwest US and Mexico. (and the Sanctuario de San Antonio in Forbes Park). Nice! Thank you for sharing with us these pictures.

So, does anyone know why these churches in Batanes were patterned after them? What's the history behind these churches? And why are they different from the other churches in the Philippines that are mainly earthquake baroque type?
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Old May 4th, 2007, 03:30 AM   #108
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That is an interesting architectural history study. Maybe these churches are of later vintage.
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nice pic of the town @efp, you might have been more interested with the cultural and scenic spots of Batanes... I hope to take the pics of the infrastructure myself when I visit the place some day (wishful thinking )...
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I'm losing hopes. I think I must pursue my Batanes trip but my parents don't allow it.
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Old May 5th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #111
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I have been in Batanes many times for many years but never set foot. Never make a landfall there.

I always see Batanes shrouded by mist... and most of the time the seas around Batanes is rough.

Btw sharing this photos of Batanes I have taken from other sites.



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Old May 5th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #112
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I am a very lucky man. Thank you.
you are really a lucky man. she looks so nice and beautiful.

take good care of her and you will be blessed.

thanks for the photos of the islands of my dreams.
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Old May 6th, 2007, 02:35 AM   #113
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@TheAvenger, thank you for your kind comments and your pictures, some nice views which give a good flavour of the place and bring back fond memories. Im sad but can understand why as you never got to land there as a mariner though from my slight experience of the sea conditions, and that was in the good weather season.. but it's never too late.
@czarina, please hold on to your dreams. Forgive me but you sound young, and have a lot of life ahead of you. But maybe you can persuade your parents that Batanes has probably the lowest crime rate in the country if not the world and there is nowhere safer, on land at least.
@lucentino, not so much an issue in the friendly Philippines but as a foreigner its always a bit tricky to take pictures of infrastructure and strategic sites in many countries on national security grounds so I tend not to. Its only a year or so since some aircraft enthusiast countrymen of mine spent several months in jail in Greece for photographing military planes taking off, and in some places even photographing a bridge or port can be an offence.
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@TheAvenger, thank you for your kind comments and your pictures, some nice views which give a good flavour of the place and bring back fond memories. Im sad but can understand why as you never got to land there as a mariner though from my slight experience of the sea conditions, and that was in the good weather season.. but it's never too late.
@czarina, please hold on to your dreams. Forgive me but you sound young, and have a lot of life ahead of you. But maybe you can persuade your parents that Batanes has probably the lowest crime rate in the country if not the world and there is nowhere safer, on land at least.
@lucentino, not so much an issue in the friendly Philippines but as a foreigner its always a bit tricky to take pictures of infrastructure and strategic sites in many countries on national security grounds so I tend not to. Its only a year or so since some aircraft enthusiast countrymen of mine spent several months in jail in Greece for photographing military planes taking off, and in some places even photographing a bridge or port can be an offence.
Thanks. I am young but I don't want to waste time.
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I'm losing hopes. I think I must pursue my Batanes trip but my parents don't allow it.
why not marry an ivatan and stay in paradise for good? (joke only!)... my problem is different from yours --- its my wallet that wont allow me to visit Batanes!

@efp happens everywhere... restrictions... restrictions... were your friends jailed in Greece took the photos during the Olympics? Oh man I hope when I get to visit UK someday I wont suffer the same fate ... I like those Tornados and Harriers you know...
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why not marry an ivatan and stay in paradise for good? (joke only!)... my problem is different from yours --- its my wallet that wont allow me to visit Batanes!

@efp happens everywhere... restrictions... restrictions... were your friends jailed in Greece took the photos during the Olympics? Oh man I hope when I get to visit UK someday I wont suffer the same fate ... I like those Tornados and Harriers you know...
Marrying an Ivatan? Sorry but the vow of chastity forbids me (yeah, that's my principle in life). But I still have enough time to plan out for my future in Batanes, even if I'm just single.
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thats the spirit... pero teka, i dont get it --- you plan to remain single ba? or ur just too young pa? anyways good luck on your plans basta dont forget the pics ha...
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Old May 8th, 2007, 02:54 PM   #118
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Hey guys! I've been to Batanes last week. I finally got the chance to visit my province after 9-10 years!

Pictures will be posted soon.

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Old May 8th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #119
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Old May 8th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #120
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Wow Ash, san sa family nyo ang Ivatan?
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