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La Porteria Church Gets Roof Renovation

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First Published         19 Feb , 2010      8:47 am      (UTC/GMT -8 HRS)

The parish church of Our Lady of La Porteria, one of the six in the town, gets the much needed roof renovation. While inside the church the opened roof allowed us to watch clouds swiftly pass by but so strenuous to one’s neck looking up. So we don’t encourage skywatching this way unless one manages the ongoing construction.

For this current repair project, the thrust is to make the roof more sturdy and withstand strong typhoons that is a seasonal occurrence this side of the Pacific.

I remember when we were little, while church service is going on, we can see bats fly overhead and making “bat” sounds for the creatures have illegally relocated and formed colonies on the ceilings. But that was long ago for the parish took cognizance of the problem and the interior was flushed of the critters for good. That was a great relief.

Thanks to Sky Watch Team of Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia. See more skies on this link.   Skywatch Friday

First Published         19 Feb , 2010      8:47 am      (UTC/GMT -8 HRS)


29 Responses

  1. Müge Tekil says:

    Interesting views. I hope the restauration will end soon and your church will have a nice roof. Have a pleasant weekend!

    p.s. My SWF wntry is at

  2. Vernz says:

    Wow.. construction in full swing .. hope to see a finished building soon…

    see davao too!

    Anything Davao
    In This Side of Town
    Some Things Are Free

  3. Hilda says:

    The frames make for a very interesting pattern. I hope the construction finishes before the summer is in full swing!

    Happy Friday and happy weekend!

  4. magiceye says:

    must feel good to pray under a partial roof!

  5. Regina says:

    Looking forward for the finishing touches.
    Great angle and captures.
    Happy weekend.

  6. louisebah says:

    Hi Japa! Thanks for dropping by, yea, the discomfort was more than made up for the lovely time we spent on the coast and the pictures we managed to capture!

    I would have loved to hear the sounds of bats in that church!! 🙂

    how old is the church? some of the older ones date back to the 15th century dont they? yours looks like such a lovely quaint little one! 🙂

    i’ll try take some church ones here in kl soon!

  7. ladyfi says:

    Hope the church gets restored. Love the sky peeking through the empty roof in the first shot.

  8. Vicky says:

    Very interesting post!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  9. A home far away says:

    Nice blog!

    Have a great weekend
    Hugs Gunilla in Singapore

  10. January says:

    Very interesting! Watching the sky inside a skeletal roof… cool!

  11. Riet says:

    That is an interesting post. A church without a roof doesn’t sound too nice. Hopefully it will soon be fixed.

  12. Rajesh says:

    Interesting. Lovely pattern by the frames against the sky.

  13. Angie says:

    Hope the weather stays fine for you & the roof. Thanks for your visit.

  14. SandyCarlson says:

    Great shots. I love the interaction of past and present in this kind of work.

  15. Carver says:

    Beautiful view of the sky through the church roof framing. Good that the roof is being replaced

  16. This Is My Blog - fishing guy says:

    Japa: Neat shot of the sky through the open roof, that was a neat capture.

  17. Ramosforest.Environment says:

    Beautiful shots and memories.
    Luiz Ramos

  18. Evelyn says:

    interesting shots

  19. Diane AZ says:

    Interesting roof renovation and sky views!

  20. ♥ Braja says:

    What a wonderfully unique take on Skywatch 🙂

  21. Kirigalpoththa says:

    You have a nice blog here. I like the design too 🙂

  22. Lew says:

    That is quite a large roofing job! And sky watching can go on while the work does. I hope it is all finished before the rainy season starts.

  23. elvira pajarola says:

    What a great architectural impression….!!! COMPLIMENTS!!!!

    Every culture has its own fascinating construction technique…..! STUNNING!

    have a wonderful weekend!
    ciao elvira

  24. eden says:

    What a unique sky watch post. Great idea and shots. hope to see more pictures when it is done.

    Have a great weekend.

  25. Ebie says:

    It is a great effort and team work to do this renovation. Hope it finishes soon before the rain comes!

    Great skywatch entry.

  26. Titania says:

    Great SkyWatch, this one goes through the roof!

  27. Herndon OBGYN says:

    Good post, added you to my RSS reader. Hope it works with my FeedBurner

  28. Alexandria OBGYN says:

    There are some interesting points in this article. Thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well.

  29. DR says:

    Good idea, every one must prepare for the calamity that will come.The church must be in good condition to accommodate victims of typhoon.

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