Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Travel Photography #4: Cagsawa Ruins, Philippines

Cagsawa Ruins
Cagsawa Ruins in Daraga Albay, Bicol Philippines.

With Mayon volcano in the background.

When Mayon volcano erupted in 1814, this small town church in Daraga Albay was buried in lava and volcanic debris together with the majority of the townspeople who sought refuge in the church. Only the church's bell tower is visible above ground. Now a popular (and eerie I might add if you think about the remains of the townspeople buried under your feet) tourist destination.

Mayon volcano was a bit shy the day we went there, refusing to get out of the clouds.