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Old April 18th, 2008, 01:56 PM   #81
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Iloilo City Churches
-main economic center of Southern Philippines during Spanish, American and Japanese times-

One of the most prominent landmarks in Iloilo City is the Church of St. Anne, which looms above the old Chinese district of Molo. Its towering gothic design distinguishes it from the typical baroque-influenced churches in the country. Inside, the beautiful wooden retablo provides the gothic focal point, with its rich tapestry of spires and niches crowned by pointed arches. The recently restored dome hints at the design?s Romanesque influences. Complimenting the gothic theme beautifully are the Corinthian columns running along the nave, each one hoisting an image of a female saint ? a unique feature among all the churches in the Philippines.

Molo Church a.k.a. St. Anne Parish Church
Only Gothic Church in the Philippines outside Metro Manila

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Old April 20th, 2008, 03:06 PM   #82
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Singapore's city centre has several colonial-era churches that are now surrounded by modern developments. Here are some:

St Andrews Cathedral



The church occupies large grounds in the centre of the City Hall area

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Cathedral of Good Shepherd & CHIJmes









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Old April 21st, 2008, 01:49 PM   #83
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 02:01 AM   #84
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The Marble Collegiate Reformed Church sits in the shadow of the ESB just about five blocks down from it.

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Old April 22nd, 2008, 11:16 AM   #85
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The Iglesia ni Cristo in Tondo, Manila's most populous district.

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Old May 2nd, 2008, 01:19 PM   #86
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Here is a church dwarfed by the humongous Marriott Hotel in San Francisco, quite gloomy at the time the shot was taken.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 04:40 PM   #87
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The Latter Day Saints Church only has one location in NYC, and it is at 65th St at Columbus Ave in Manhattan.


I know this post was on page 2, but i only just read it and would like to correct the statement: There are something like 45,000 members of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints in New York, and i don't think that building would be big enough to fit them all! No, that's the only Temple in NY, one of 130 worldwide. Temples have a different function to that of a church meetinghouse (of which there are much more, somewhere in the region of 30,000 worldwide). For more info check out: http://www.lds.org/temples/geographi...1899-1,00.html

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Old May 11th, 2008, 08:33 AM   #88
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The Iglesia ni Cristo Central Temple in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines...

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Iglesia ni Cristo chapel in Barangka, City of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines...







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Old May 22nd, 2008, 08:17 PM   #90
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Nieuwe kerk, Amsterdam



St. Nicolaaskerk, Amsterdam


Oude kerk


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Old May 23rd, 2008, 05:04 AM   #91
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Grace Cathedral at the top of Nob Hill in dense San Francisco
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 04:25 PM   #92
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St. John Cantius, near the corner of Chicago and Halsted, Chicago.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland: Future development of May Street Presbyterian Church.



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It's said that St Peter's Church, located near the Woolworth Bldg, is the first Roman Catholic church in NYC.

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Old May 27th, 2008, 12:38 AM   #96
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Belfast, Northern Ireland: Future development of May Street Presbyterian Church.



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This is a crime
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Old May 27th, 2008, 04:33 PM   #97
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Utrecht , Netherlands (Holland)

De Dom Toren (The Dom Tower)
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Rotterdam, Netherlands (Holland)

Grote/St. Laurens kerk
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Old May 28th, 2008, 07:34 PM   #98
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St. Alphonsus, the old German Catholic church of Chicago

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Old May 29th, 2008, 08:29 PM   #99
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This is a crime
I think it depends on how one defines a crime - remember that churches in Great Britain and Northern Ireland do not receive any kind of government funding. As such, May Street Presbyterian is in pretty poor repair at the moment as it is a fairly minor church in Belfast. The work itself is seriously going to improve the general repair of the church, especially when the church itself may not be able to afford such upkeep in the long-term and I find it difficult to argue against that.

There are other more subjective opinions as to why this is a good development - this church is one of maybe three surviving Georgian buildings in Belfast city centre but is in an area that has undergone fairly rapid development in the past couple of years. As a result, the whole building is almost constantly in shadow because of larger buildings around it - making the building a part of a larger development therefore improves the impact of a very beautiful and historic church on the surrounding area, which is something it is failing to do at the moment, hidden as it is behind ugly fences and window cages.

Unfortunately, the church is also just around the corner from a rather 'rough' residential area of Belfast. As such, some fantastic stained glass windows are currently under threat and are mostly hidden behind metal cages. The glass flanking along the side of the church allows the metal cages to be removed. Similarly, the building is surrounded by an unbecoming wall and fence from a different period for similar purposes as the cages on the window. As a result of this redevelopment, the wall and fencing can also be removed.

This is a development that is good for the church and good for Belfast. It is almost wholeheartedly supported by the church's congregation and has the full support of the church's minister, who said of the development: "When the church was built in 1829 it had shocked people because it stood out. However, with the larger buildings beside it and a one-way system running past it, the church is often simply not noticed anymore. We are simply saying let's return it to its former glory to the purpose for which it truly was built - to stand out and no longer be dwarfed."

To me, none of that suggests that this is a crime.
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Yeah, but it's an ugly 60's midrise slapped on top of it with a stupid white thing sticking out totally destroying the connection between the old and new.
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