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Dito, Noon: San Agustin Church

5 March 2012

I took the historical image I found here, taken after a series of earthquakes the late 1800s that damaged one of the towers; and a photograph I took in August 2011 to create this composite of the historic San Agustin Church.

Erected in 1607, the church is the oldest church in the Philippines. Spanish conquistadors Miguel López de Legazpi, Juan de Salcedo and Martín de Goiti are some of the many historical figures buried here. The main church survived the Battle of Manila in WWII; but the adjacent monastery was levelled and rebuilt in the 1970s.

Find more “history fades” here.

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