Naguilian, La Union
28 October 2010
28 October 2010
Oh wow... life truly became overwhelming for me, but I was able to edit and upload quite a lot of pictures the past few days, so I am sure this blog of mine will be update regularly. Well, I do hope so - I have an upcoming trip come April and if I don't catch up with the updates, I will be in deep pit of back stories to write.
From Bauang Church, Ria and I took a jeepney to the next town: Naguilian. I always pass by this town whenever I travel to Baguio City, but I always just pass by it - I haven't fully given it time to go down and explore the town. Even if this will be both our first time, I find delight in doing something new. Hopping on the jeepney and asked the driver how much the fare will be, we also asked other passengers how to get to the church. Their answers were a bit vague and we missed the drop off point (the church isn't located along the main road), but we were able to locate it.
Facade. As what was written on Wikipedia,
"The Catholic Church in Naguilian was constructed in 1739 after the Spaniards established their authority thereat. The centennial of the Catholic Church was held in 1839 which marked the separation of the town of Naguilian from the town of Bauang."
I am not sure how much restoration / reconstruction was done to the church and which parts were still original, but from the outside, it looked sort of "new."
Church Interiors. Coming in, we realized that the church is actually still having restored. I couldn't tell if it was because a natural calamity visited the town and destroyed parts of the church, but from the looks of it, the roof is new as well...
... but the benches and other items in the church are from way way back, judging by how rustic it looked.
Altar, Up Close. Second wedding we witnessed for this day - so sweet!
Main Door. Took this on our way out of the church (this was the door where we entered). More changes needed to be done, but am sure in time the church will look much, much, better.
We didn't wait for the wedding to finish... since it was a wedding attended by just close family and friends, we just stayed at the back side of the church and had our own prayer time before leaving the church.
I am very much looking forward to re-visit the church to see the changes.