Monday, December 7, 2009
when i was approaching the small chapel beside the Taal church, one of the caretakers noticed me searching for a photo subject, he then approached and asked me if i would like to go to the church tower. why would i resist?i rarely have the chance to get to a church bell tower and so it was a great opportunity for me and the group of travel bloggers to get a view of the town from the biggest structure in the area.a guard guided us upstairs to a locked room that leads to the church balcony. no one without the permission of the church administrator is allowed in this area. you can see a wooden flooring, dusty cabinets, and old church statues are placed on the side. we entered into another door that leads to the tower's base area. small steps leading towards the church can be seen on one of the dark door entrance. the space was to small and the steps were slippery. more steps upward finally led us to the church belfry. filled with unused piece of wood and on the side, another set of steps that leads to the outer area. from this point, one can get a view of the heritage town of Taal. old ancestral houses surrounds the town plaza including the town hall. one can get a view of the bay on one side and a plain land area one the other side.i noticed that there were a number of bells in the vicinity. i've seen one on the rear side labeled Casaysay, which could be a bell from the other church in the town of Taal, which i'll be featuring soon. we spent some time on top while the guard patiently waited and enjoyed the nice view from the top. a view of the sunset could be great from this vantage but we have to leave the place as we only have the day to roam around the town of Taal.