Windows in Ilocos

“Beauty exists not in sameness but in difference.” – PCoelho

As part of our road trip, here are some olden style windows all found in Ilocos, the northern part province of the Philippines.

Metal Grillwork on stone structure

These are the traditional Capiz on wooden sliding windows.

What is a capiz window?

Capiz (Kapis) shell windows and doors were originally used in the Philippines. … The capiz comes from the windowpane oyster found in the coastal waters of the Philippines and are known for their beautiful mother of pearl look.

Sliding capiz window overlooking the procession of beautifully decorated horse and carriages.

Capiz windows and shutters

Wooden shutters of the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Wooden windows of a storage in a beach complex

A somewhat modern architecture but still has the capiz sliding windows.


  1. picpholio says:

    Did not know about these windows, thanks for sharing.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, they’re very common in the old houses. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Ludwig says:

    These are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure Ludwig 👍🏼

  3. Toonsarah says:

    Those capiz windows/shutters look beautiful and I love the patterns made by that grille – just the sort of thing I love to photograph myself!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Sarah… it is a great subject indeed.

  4. restlessjo says:

    Love the carriage photos, Teresa. A wedding or something else?

    1. Teresa says:

      It is a procession where beautiful ladies ride the carriages and they parade all over the town. But unfortunately they weren’t there yet and I couldn’t wait for them.

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  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh I really like our windows for this week. Thanks Teresa for playing along 😀

    1. Teresa says:

      Yay, thanks!

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