Cagsawa Ruins : Wrecked yet standing still

If I will be given  with a gift of magic or  superpowers— I want to have the power to jump-off and with a just a blink of an eye I will be able to reach the places my feet desires to rub. HAHA! I will trade my yellow piggy bank for that mischievous superpower.
Well, since I’m just an ordinary kid wandering through the riot of sunlight , I just need a bus  to take me all the way. To the place of simplicity where nature speaks louder than technology.
You need a longer stretch of patience if you wish to visit Cagsawa Church since going there take hours. I first visited this place when I was just  9 years old and it really changed a lot. It has been known to public so there are numerous renovations crafted on the site itself. Nevertheless, the morning light smells great same as my sensory remembers 13 years ago.
” The Cagsawa Ruins (also spelled as Kagsawa or Cagsaua) are the remnants of an 18th-century Franciscanchurch, the Cagsawa church. It was built in 1724. Although allegedly destroyed by the eruption of the Mayon Volcano in 1814, photographic proof demonstrated that the church remained standing well into the 20th century, ultimately destroyed by over a century of neglect. It is located in Barangay Busay, Cagsawa, in the municipality of Daraga, Albay, Philippines.
The ruins, currently protected in a park overseen by the municipal government of Daraga and the National Museum of the Philippines, are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. The International Tourism Bourse, one of the world’s top travel trade shows based in Berlin, has even recognized the site as one of the places to visit in Asia.
The baroque church of Cagsawa was built after 1724 by Franciscan friars under Fray Francisco Blanco in the small town of Cagsawa (spelled as Cagsaua during the Hispanic occupation of the Philippines).It was supposed to replace an earlier church built in 1636 that had been burned down by Dutchpirates.
On February 1, 1814, the strongest eruption recorded to date of the Mayon volcano buried the town of Cagsawa and its surrounding areas in under several hundred million cubic meters of tephra and lahar.,killing an estimated 1,200 people. Hundreds of inhabitants of the town of Cagsawa purportedly sought refuge in the church, but were also killed by pyroclastic flows and lahar. Only the belfry and some parts of the convent survive today, though parts of the crumbling facade were still standing long after the 1814 eruption as attested by photographs. It is believed that the facade of the structure collapsed due to earthquakes that hit the area in the 1950s.”  (information source wikipedia :
I can see this place in a kaleidoscope world. The place itself brings light and multifarious colors despite of tragedy and calamities experienced by the town. It is just a living legacy that we Filipinos are amazingly resilient and can stand the test of time.

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