[Postcards from Manila] #302 The Grand Dames

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Bobby Wong Jr.

Dec 28, 2014, 4:13:16 AM12/28/14
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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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