Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines

Welcome, welcome 'o weary traveler... from where do you cometh? Are you seeking new lands to conquer, perhaps planning a visit to the Philippines? Or are you simply feeling home-sick and hungry for photographs of home? Whatever, feel free to look or share. An adventure awaits.

I try to post new images weekly from my travels across this beautiful land. If you like what you see, please leave a comment or two. Or write me a note, I'd love to hear from where you cometh. Enjoy. Bobby ( Join this group to receive new postcards weekly or become a fan of my Facebook page.

Monday, April 28, 2014

#276 A Church and a Lake

Why is the town of Taal, and its church, so far away from its namesake lake?

The Basilica of San Martin in the town of Taal is certainly worth visiting, if only to marvel at a church first built along the shores of Taal Lake in 1575. That church was subsequently relocated and rebuilt several times over the next four hundred years, until the present day where it stands on a hill overlooking Balayan Bay. I guess wave after wave of seismic and volcanic events made staying along the lake just too stressful.  Enjoy.

(Pixel-Peepers: Harsh noon day sun... stay indoors. NOT! Some subjects work pretty well with strong dramatic light.)

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