Sunday, December 07, 2008

Plaridel Church

The Plaridel Church more popularly known as Saint James Parish Church is a 400-year old parish church. It is the main tourist attraction of this quiet municipality located in the province of Bulacan. The Church boasts of an amazing interiors and a bell tower known as Simborio. A catholic school with the same name is also located within its vicinity.

Here are some shots I have taken of the Church:

The Church's Altar


A Hero's Statue in front of the School


The Church's Massive Door


The Bells of Simborio


Thick Columns and Park


The Church's Interiors


The Church's Hallway

63 comments:

  1. ang kintab ng sahig. kapag suot ko ang aking mahiwagang sandals sa paglalakad sa hallway ng church na yan... madudulas ako at uuwi akong bali ang buto. hehe. morning sayo blogger friend!

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  2. Tamang-tama post mo ah kasi linggo ngayun. Nireremind tayo na magsimba at magpuri. Magandang Umaga.

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  3. church pictures!! gusto ko yan ha ha

    it tells a lot about the place

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  4. the thick columns are very much like the ones in miagao church. sarap magbisita iglesia.

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  5. Beautiful photos of the church. The small door in the big door is very interesting.

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  6. hehe
    ang alam ko lang sa bulacan ay ito:
    1. masarap ang chicharon nila
    2. magaganda ang kababaihan nila

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  7. seems like "Bisita Iglesia"..these are great ideas for the readers, somewhere they can go in the Holy Week..another picturesque images attorney!

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  8. love the pics of the doorway and hallway :D

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  9. Hi Lawstude!

    I'd visited several churches in Bulacan in 1997 and the one that I can't forget is the Malolos Cathedral. Then I was using a film SLR and wasn't able to develop the film when I ran out of budget. I wasn't able to have the photos printed until I lost those films in 2002. Sayang talaga :(
    I enjoy the photos and stories you shared here and very much thankful for it.
    I thank you too for frequenting my blog. I'm presently in a place with a very difficult Internet connection. Still, I'd try my best to get online every once in a while.

    Best regards...

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  10. wow. kapag nakakakita ako ng ganyang simbahan, naaalala ko si padre damaso at maria clara.

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  11. Good afternoon everyone. Pacquiao wins and the whole Philippines is again celebrating. CONGRATS PACMAN!!!

    On a sad note, my mom's fave young actor Marky Cielo died in his sleep today. That is so sad, condolences to his family.

    @ joshmarie - good afternoon naman sayo. ang kintab ng sahig at talagang hardwood yun. pwede na halos magsalamin sa kintab.

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  12. @ vinzent - salamat, nagsimba na ko kanina umaga, nakapunta na rin ako sa dentista ko then naghintay na ng laban ni pacman lol. ganda hapon bro.

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  13. @ sidney - yup. plaridel's pride.

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  14. @ abou - totoo yan bro. lahat talaga ng lugar may simbahan na maipagmamalaki.

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  15. @ the dong - ang dami magaganda simbahan sa bulacan kaya marami na pagpipilian sa susunod na bisita iglesia.

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  16. @ alicesg - that is one of the first thing i have noticed in that church. very massive door indeed.

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  17. @ raft3r - agree ako sa dalawang observation mo na yan.

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  18. @ aquamarine - thanks. another choice for churchgoers this coming bisita iglesia.

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  19. @ carlotta - thanks. it seems like i was back in time when i took those shots.

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  20. @ dodong flores - hello bro. i just hope i brought back nice memories of your time there. enjoy your trip and be safe there in mindanao.

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  21. @ atticus - di ba mag-ama yun?

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  22. narra sigurado ang sahig nyan.

    hanga ako at name-maintain nila ang pagka-antigo ng church -in and out.

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  23. hey, thanks for leaving a comment at one of my recent post.... appreciate it actually.... enjoy my upcoming posts.... :D

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  24. wow churches naman ang kina career mo bro.

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  25. as usual, ganda at perfect pa rin ang mga kuha. walang kupas

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  26. thanks for the comment my new friend.

    isa na namang photographer! :)

    wow, sana matuto ako sainyong magagaling :)

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  27. Awesome photos of a beautiful church!

    I love the shots of the details. The one of the Pieta (Mary and Jesus) sculpture really spoke to me. I like the lighting on that one.

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  28. bakit kaya kapag pumasok ka sa loob ng simbahan e hindi mo makikita ang mga detalye na binibigay ng mga asa larawan? ilang beses na akong nakapasok dyan pero ngayon ko lang sya talagang napansin! alam mo dito sa oyropa, karamihan ng simhahan e bawal magkodakan sa loob pero sempre, marami pa ring nag kokodak :D

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  29. More amazingly beautiful places - I'm so jealous! hehehe

    Thank you very much for taking the time to read & comment on my blog about Jilly. I didn't expect that many responses, especially from men, it truly touches! Thank you again!

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  30. Uma igreja diferente daquelas que conheço, mas nem por isso menos bela.

    beijinhos

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  31. It's a beautiful and well preserved church

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  33. 400 year old?..ang titibay talaga ng mga church sa atin.

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  34. 400 year old?..ang titibay talaga ng mga church sa atin.

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  35. very nice shots bro..looks really crisp. did you buy a new camera?

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  36. para syang yung mga lumang simbahan na nakikita kolang sa mga movies tulad nung sa 'hunchback of notre dame'..tapos yung bell, yan yung tulad ng kinakampana ni quasimodo..hehe!

    nice..:)

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  37. @ nanaybelen - di ko po sure naypero luma na mga sahig pero maganda pa rin. talaga na me-maintain nila yung lugar.

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  38. @ ailee920 - you are welcome and thanks for the visit too.

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  39. @ share my point of view - thanks to our catholic roots, we have some of the best old churches in the world.

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  40. @ redlan - maagang bisita iglesia sa bulacan bro. salamat.

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  41. @ bry - hello my new friend. thanks for the visit.

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  42. @ lois grebowski - i guess i have taken that shot luckily ina clear day because the light passes through that really dark pavement. glad you like it.

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  43. @ kengkay - yeah i agree. we just have to respect the place pag may mass or other activities.

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  44. @ ms hays - thanks and you are very much welcome too. i know times are hard for you and your family right now but just pray that everything will be alright.

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  45. @ gata verde - gracias. thanks.

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  46. @ borneo falcon - i agree. thanks for the visit.

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  47. @ dakilang islander - yup, lalo na yung malalaki ang columns. yung iba nga lang nirerenovate na pero ok naman kasi faithful sila sa original.

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  48. @ bw - thanks bro. my dslr is turning one year old now this last week of december.

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  49. @ nyl - oo nga ano. although mas malalaki yung mga church sa europe na nakikita ko sa movies. parang palasyo na yung mga yun.

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  50. i like the school structure--reminds of old houses in Negros. and the thick columns---looks like it would stand for the next 100 years.

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  51. Very sharp and vivid pictures of the interiors! I've never had the chance to visit Bulacan but thanks to your photos, I'm getting a glimpse of some of their historic churches.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  52. the exterior is amazing. i think i could stand infront of it and just admire it for a long time.

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  53. I feel guilty... di kasi ako nakapagsimba kahapon... nasa work kasi all day.

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  54. i saw this!..i was here!..its haunting i know, txs bro..salamat nakdlaw ka ulit..

    ps: nagistart nakong magreview ng photography ulit..txs for the inspiration..

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  55. LS: You did a wonderful job of capturing this church also. Those are truly massive doors. The building was built well to looks this well after 400 years.

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  56. Talagang well maintained ang place na ito. Thanks for sharing the pics. :)

    Isa na namang dagdag sa listahan ko kapag nag-Visita Iglesia kami sa North. :)

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  57. congrats,,,brooo..ganda ng mga shots mo,,superbbbb lalo na sa plaridel churchhh..lolzzz..syempre taga plaridel ako,,Tajecare and GOBD bless

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  58. Will go here this Monday to visit friends.

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  59. st james parish church/ plaridel church was inspired by baroque architecture and those thick columns you said is quite similar to st. agustin church in laog .That column is known as flying buttresses.

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