Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
31 July 2009
Even when we (siblings and I) planned out the very first trip to Vigan City in 2006, I have already seen this mark on the map. However during that particular trip, we weren't able to visit it, and I seriously don't know why we haven't visited it even if we have returned to Vigan several times already.
When I traveled to Vigan to continue my "In Sepia" theme, I found out that this church was quite near the bus terminal, so after dropping off my luggage, I walked to the church to check it out and say my prayers.
Literally meaning "Small Church" in the Ilocano dialect, Simbaan a Bassit is the last stop before a departed person is buried. Outside this church is the cemetery, and this is where the priest gives out the final blessing. Even so, the church is open everyday for people who would want to pass by and say a short prayer.
Altar, Up Close. There weren't that much people inside, so after saying my prayers, I came near to the altar for a shot.
Chandelier. I just love it!
Floors. Even though the church has had renovation over the years, it still has the rustic look... and the tiles were a proof of that.
It was a sunny, hot day... I only had one guapple eaten during the three hour travel (wasn't able to eat breakfast), and I was getting hungry as it was already near lunch time, so after this picture, I got out of the church, hailed a tricycle to take me to Jollibee. I wasn't thinking clearly that time, I forgot to take a picture of the church's facade. Oh well... I sure have to take a picture of it when I get back to Vigan City.
*** Jenn ***