Nov 15, 2008

Cagsawa Ruins


I have shared my trip about Bicol already in one of my posts. I lifted some texts from that post which are appropriate for today's Photo Hunt theme, ruin(ed). In this case, it's ruins. I'm sharing Cagsawa Ruins.

The structure that you see with two windows was the Cagsawa Church. Based on history books, when the volcano erupted in 1814, more than a thousand people run towards the church to escape the lava flow. Unfortunately, the fiery flow buried and engulfed the church. Only the bell tower remained which is shown in the picture below (the structure with two windows). To this day, it stands as one of the main tourist attractions of the Bicol region.

Had there been a clear sky when I took this picture, the perfect cone that is Mayon Volcano can be seen. Unfortunately the clouds covered it.


A closer look at Cagsawa Ruins.


Closer.


Please visit other photo hunters here. I have another take on 'ruin(ed)' at my other blog, The Mommy Zone. Hope you'll stop by there too. Thanks. :)

7 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

What an amazing sight! Your photos are just beautiful and a tribute to the tragedy!

RJ Flamingo said...

The clouds may have covered the volcano, but they added a certain eloquence to these photos. Well done.

I love the textures of "ruined". Here's mine:

http://flamingofotos.blogspot.com

Have a great weekend!

Hootin' Anni said...

Fabulous photos. I think someone else has the same church for this week! I love reading the history behind the photos of all these ruins this week!!!

My Native American Sonoran Desert Ruin is posted...come join me, won't you?

Happy Hunting!

Mrs Mecomber said...

Incredible photos!!! I am really enjoying this week's theme. Everyone has such amazing pictures.

I did Photo Hunt today, too. I hope you get a chance to visit and leave your link!
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-ruined/

Have a great weekend!

PixieKatten said...

Lovely shots of a beautiful site. :)
Happy weekend.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are beautiful shots. I've never been to Bicol. Perhaps in the near future I can visit that breathtaking place.

ipanema said...

i would love to visit this historic place. beautiful photos!