Cartwheel Chapel

ISO 200 | 1/2000 | f/4.5 | 28mm | EOS 60D

This photo depicts the famous “Cartwheel Chapel” located in Hda. Sta. Rosalia in Manapla, Negros Occ. (Phils) during one of my outdoor photowalks. This chapel is considered as the most native looking of all churches in the Philippines. In one of my interviews with the local folks living near the chapel, they told me a brief history of this chapel that, this chapel was constructed by the secular priests for the farmers living in that area sometime in the 1930s. Almost all of the materials of the chapel were made of cartwheels, plows, broken glass for windows…and cartwheels are everywhere…and from afar, the dome of the church was patterned to the “salakot”, the term that refers to the native hat of the Filipinos.

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