Monday, February 3, 2014

Cagsawa revisited.

Olivia popped out to Cagsawa this morning to check on what's been done for the 200th anniversary of the big blow. They were working on this area when Jim and Olive stayed there last May, it had fallen into ruin but now looks great with a catering area over the old swimming pools and a very expensive looking bar up on the left, though probably way cheaper than any place in Australia.

Here Olive sits outside that area now called the Patio de Cagsawa, the row of traders that were here are gone now and it does give the place a fresh open look. It's outside the proper ruins area so there's more freedom out here, alcohol is allowed.
A lovely though ever so slightly tilted shot.
Mayon has been steaming for as long as history recalls.
A few wisps of cloud, an hour later Mayon was covered, I'm glad Olive went fairly early when the light was good.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Calm after the storm at Legazpi.

A lovely day to follow up a wicked typhoon.
The boats were back in action.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Daraga church.

Olivia went for a walk to the church yesterday to check on how the restoration was going, still plenty to do.
The school must have paid a visit then too but why not it's built at a fantastic site.
Olivia really framed this shot nicely, we had a lovely time here one night just after our marriage.
The church from the Red Labuyo.
Workers wearing appropriate safety gear, though I'd be too scared to walk out the door with "shorts" like those. A proper cement mixer would cost extra.
A close up of one of the wall features, very fancy but he doesn't look Pinoy, more likely an upper class Spanish type whose job was to teach them about evil and sin.
More of the wall.
The road up from Daraga, it looks flat but it's hard yakka to climb, not extreme but a rest every 10 paces helps.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A bit of excitement in Daraga.

Pretty entertaining at any time but ruins a night's sleep when it happens in the wee hours of the day.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Daraga parade pics.

More pics from Olive.
 These boys look that fit they may not even view the task of climbing a rope to be impossible unlike the the general public who readily accept that reality.

She's got her eye on you Olive. Pretty costumes, pretty girls, I'll bet they had a great day.