Windows of Paoay

“I want to throw open the windows of the Church so that we can see out and the people can see in.” – Pope John XXIII

The Saint Augustine Church, commonly known as the Paoay Church, is a Roman Catholic church in Paoay, Ilocos Norte in the Philippines.

The church has retained its old fashioned stained glass windows.

In 1993, Paoay Church was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the best examples of Baroque architecture.

The Paoay Church through my pen.

Monday Windows


  1. Lookoom says:

    The general shape reminds me of the churches of the Spanish colonisation in South America.

    1. Teresa says:

      Maybe it is the same time!

  2. restlessjo says:

    It looks a fabulous place, hon 🙂 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      It is one great place full of history. It is far from where I lived so that is the first time I’ve visited it.

  3. nesfelicio says:

    I need to visit this!
    Great work with the pen!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Nes. Oh haven’t you? You should…

  4. Toonsarah says:

    What a photogenic old church! I love your line drawing too 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      It is beautiful inside and out.

  5. lolaWi says:

    beautiful drawing, T! love this place! so iconic 🙂 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Have you been there, Wi? It is a great architecture…

      1. lolaWi says:

        been okay, T. busy at work but trying to blog regularly… 🙂 🙂

  6. Dan Antion says:

    I love the stained glass, but your drawings are beautiful.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Dan. Much appreciate your comment about my drawing!

  7. Those stain glass windows are amazing.. 😉

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot Lisa!

  8. Ludwig says:

    A really amazing and wonderful place! I love those stained glass windows. Two especially: That amazingly simple one (your last one) and the free-standing one being used as a sign. Thank you very much!

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure to join this week, Ludwig!

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