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 (bobbyw59@yahoo.com) Join this group to receive new postcards weekly or become a fan of my Facebook page.


Monday, October 27, 2014

#302 The Grand Dames


Unlike the historic Church in Cagsawa, Daraga Church sat atop a hill thus survived the devastating eruption that claimed the former exactly 200 years ago. Today, it's a major tourist stop-over featuring two grand dames: Our Lady of the Gate, and in the distance the majestic volcano that is Mayon. Enjoy. 

(Pixel-peepers-peepers: To catch both the church's facade and the volcano in the best light, plan to shoot before noon. But do patiently wait for the cloud cover to occasionally reveal the volcano's perfection before you take your shot.)


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