|Copyright: jon kiko (shaggi) (77)|
|Date Taken: 2006-08-20|
|Camera: fujifilm s9500|
|Exposure: f/6.4, 1/200 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-10-18 5:12|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Cagsawa Ruins Park is one of the most visited places in the area. From this point tourists are afforded with an unhampered view of the majestic Mayon Volcano with its world renowned perfect cone.|
The 1814 eruption was recorded to be worst eruption of Mt. Mayon. Some 1,200 people who took refuge and sought the sanctuary of the church during the eruption all died when the church was engulfed by the flowing lava.
Only the Cagsawa church belfry remains today. It is a grim reminder of the events that took place and many people come to see the belfry as a reminder of times past. Through all the developments done by the local government, the Cagsawa church belfry remains standing, with the giant stones spewed by Mt. Mayon around and with the history of the region buried underneath.
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a very good presentation in your image and the greens, tfs!
I've seen photos of this belfry before but I didn't know the tragic story behind it. It's very sad, and fitting that the structure has been left as a monument to those who died. I hope it isn't just left to crumble.
Good composition with excellent placement of belfry and Mayon volcano. This would be a great case for a coloured filter to offset the strong whites of the sky.