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photoblog image Altar and Ceiling of San Agustin, Manila

Altar and Ceiling of San Agustin, Manila

San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church and now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. Having survived numerous earthquakes, bombings and looting by invading forces, it is the oldest existing church in the Philippines. Seen here are part of the altar and dome. The dome was quite a stunning structure for me, as it appeared to have been engraved densely. But actually the entire ceiling is a mural which employs an art technique designed to create a realistic image of three dimensional features. 

Altar and Ceiling of San Agustin, Manila

San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church and now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. Having survived numerous earthquakes, bombings and looting by invading forces, it is the oldest existing church in the Philippines. Seen here are part of the altar and dome. The dome was quite a stunning structure for me, as it appeared to have been engraved densely. But actually the entire ceiling is a mural which employs an art technique designed to create a realistic image of three dimensional features. 

comments (6)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Jun 2012, 01:33
Thank you, Ayush. There was a wedding in progress when I visited this place, so I was not able to get this view and so had to make do with an external shot. It is very impressive, and your shot certainly gives that impression.
That is incredible! What a fantastic piece of art, captured beautifully by yourself. Cheers, Dave.
That ceiling is certainly an amazing piece of trompe l'oeil!
This is an excellent composition Ayush... i have seen many photos off churches with three dimensional paintings in the domes and ceilings....petersmile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jun 2012, 12:15
Lovely detailing.
This is a very unique perspective Ayush! nicely done!!

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