Photo Hunters: Old-fashioned



I got married in an old-fashioned church.
San Sebastian Basilica Church, Quiapo, Manila, Philippines.



Brief History:

"The Basilica Minore de San Sebastian or, more known as San Sebastian Church, is a fine example of the revival of Gothic architecture in the Philippines. It prides itself as the only all-steel basilica in this part of the world.

The Church of San Sebastian is a declared National Historical Landmark per Presidential Decree No. 260. State funding was accorded to the church through the National Historical Institute which undertook restoration of the church in 1982. The Recollect community has likewise expended funds for the church’s maintenance and restoration. In addition, the church was listed among the 1998 World’s Most Endangered Sites by the World Monuments Watch.

On May 16, 2006, San Sebastian Church was included in the Tentative list of the World Heritage Site citing its architectural and historical heritage."


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30 comments:

Utah Mommy said...

Oh yeah i agree that church is an old fashion indeed, very old church. good hunt! Have a great weekend!

Colin Campbell said...

Although Manila can be a bit grimy in parts, there is some wonderful architecture. Thanks for sharing that.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful church...

Natalie said...

What a beautiful building! :)

Come visit my Old Fashioned photos if you get a chance. :)

Sarge Charlie said...

wow, that is great

Katney said...

Old fasioned architecture has many fascinating aspects. So much more character than many modern buildings.

JO said...

Hi Utah Mommy, Colin, Rebecca, Natalie, Sarge and Katney,

Thanks for visiting my photo hunt this week...

Amanda said...

yep it's old fashioned.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful church and an interesting post.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

It's a wonderful church... it definitely has so much character, very pretty...
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JesieBlogJourney said...

Looks like one of Europe's old fashioned church too.

Thanks for visiting mine.

JO said...

Hi Amanda, Carver, Michele and Jesie,

Thanks for stopping by...

pinkjagxj said...

A beautiful old fashioned church and I imagine your wedding was just a beautiful.

BlurMommy said...

That's a very nice church. Thanks for visiting mine.

Jessica said...

Great photo! Old churches are fabulous to capture!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Feel free to come by anytime!

ZJ said...

San Sebastian I think is one of the most beautiful churches in the Philippines. I can only imagine how it is to have a wedding there.

Suzanne said...

That must have been a beautiful wedding! I can only imagine. Great choice for the hunt!

My "old fashioned" is here.

Claudia said...

Gorgous Church...thanks for visiting my page.

ghee said...

mine is manila cathedral and yours is san sebastian church :) we have one thing in common,Jo :)

ghee

Francesca said...

Where ever we got married, as long as the marriage still there, thats all it counts.

Sa dami ba naman ng divorces in this time, mama mia.
employers ko, on the brink na.
Hope they patch up!

**"Liza"** said...

I never been in this church but this looks pretty neat..;)
Mine is here take a peak if you have time..;) Happy Photo Hunting!!

JO said...

Hi Pinkjagxj,
Yes, our wedding was beautiful too. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi BlurMommy, Jessica, Suzanne, Claudia,
Thanks!

Hi ZJ,
It sure is!

Hi Ghee,
Our first choice was San Agustin and second choice was Manila Cathedral... but both were fully booked already... so I am glad that we got San Sebastian, coz after that I don't have any alternative church anymore.

Hi Francesca,
True. It is sad to see people getting divorce after 10, 15 ++ years of marriage...

Heart of Rachel said...

I think it's a beautiful church. Lovely place to get married.

JO said...

Hi Liza,
Wow! your old fashioned photo in your blog is very beautiful!!! Thanks for visiting.

Hi Rach,
Yes, its a lovely place!!! And I would love to visit it wiht my kids on our next trip to the Philippines.

Expat Traveler said...

IT's so beautiful!

Admin said...

I like the church Jo. Mas maganda tingnan ang classic.

Btw, mukhang late na ako sa update mo. Ano, uuwi ka sa pinas? Wow, grand reunion pa!

JO said...

Hi Jennifer,
Thanks!!!

Hi Raquel,
Yup, we're all going home in June to attend my bro-in-law's wedding...

Bugsybee said...

Hi Jo!

I recognize that church because it is very near MLQU where I was assigned to take the Bar Exams in 1989. I'd hike over to pray - and so did a lot of other aspirants - after each subject. Apparently, my prayers were heard. :)

The church has fabricated steel parts made by Gustav Eiffel of the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty fame. Its steel parts were shipped in 6 parts. Isn't that amazing?

You're lucky to have been married in such a beautiful church!

Junnie said...

Hi Jo, we considered San Sebastian Church too, as well as the San Beda Chapel (being a Bedan myself), kaso the skeds didnt fit our plans...plus there was limited parking. We even attended a wedding just to see how it feels - ang ganda ganda niya, solemn, despite the ingay in Recto and Legarda and Mendiola :)

JO said...

Hi Bugsy,
The church is really something special!

Hi Junnie,
Hubby's sister got married in San Beda Chapel... he didn't get to see the wedding ceremony as he cannot find a parking space!!! bummmer!