Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Windows of Batanes Stone Houses

I seem to have some fondness for windows in Batanes, both Batan and Sabtang Islands. Their windows are so small in proportion to the width of the house, understandably because of the frequent typhoons visiting the area. The stone houses with very thick walls are purposely built in the first place to address such frequent calamities. Stones...because these are abundant in the area.

The Dakay house in Batan island

the above 5 windows are from abandoned houses in Sabtang island
walls plastered lately to preserve it
Rows of Sabtang houses

a church window
window of the Basco lighthouse with Sharon


  1. The pic with the row of houses reminds me of the Shire...hehe.

  2. Philippines is the best! These photos show just a glimpse of the varied architecture dictated by weather conditions on these far flung islands...


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