Monday, December 7, 2009

taal church bell tower

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.

30 comments:

gillboard said...

parang panahon ng kastila lang.. galing... hehehe

Chyng said...

question: what time kayo nasa pinatubo? parang di kita nakita.. (or siguro di ako familiar sa face mo) hehe

Photo Cache said...

swerte mo naman you get to go up there where very few get to see. i love the shots you took from there of the roofs and the ocean.

Borneo Falcon said...

The bell looks like made of some durable material, might be bronze

I am Xprosaic said...

Napapansin ko rin na madalas ang mga old churches parang timeless ang design kahit minsan may kaunting sira sa mga wood part... gayunpaman, masasabi ko ring magaganda pa rin silang pagmasdan...

ALiNe said...

bell of casaysay... Nice :)

dodong flores said...

Hi, dong ho. Galing ng mga shots mo dito. Lahat ng mga photos, magaganda...

uncleawang said...

Thanks for the tour & lovely shot.

Reena said...

for some weird reason na-miss ko bigla yung diablo when i saw your photos. hahaha.

ganda nung backdrop ng view from the top. is that silhoutte of a mountain mt malarayat or mt banahaw?

Lantaw said...

nice photos bai, i forgot i took some shots dun sa taas too :D

nuts said...

wow, di ko alam ganito kaganda view from top.. tsk, di ko man lang napuntahan yan.. ulitin ko ulit, galing ng mga shots mo! teka, napasyalan niyo lumang simbahan?

luna miranda said...

i love the 3rd photo...great shot! i certainly feel like Darna looking at these photos.:p

Re Pinatubo, my sister wants to go and we're still convincing a cousin to go with us. will keep you posted.:p

princess_dyanie said...

wow buti nakaakyat ka sa taas. ganda! clap clap clap! :)

Friendzworld said...

hi friend!! wow nice photos.....

meanwhile add me in your blog roll i have already added u ...

have a nice day

Bengbeng said...

a stroke of good luck to have met the guard

carlotta1924 said...

wow ang ganda ng view from the belfry! i loooove old churches. =)

dencios said...

parang creepy yung second and third photo haha

parang may lalabas na lang.

nevertheless, maganda pa din ang mga shots, knowing you.

ingats!

merry christmas bossing!

Sidney said...

Lucky you...what a great view from the bell tower!

Looks like the bells have seen better times.

Vic said...

hi dong! :)))

i miss looking at your post and your photos!!!! :)))

kelan kaya ako makakasama sa mga travel mo! hehe.. (nangarap ba!)

minsan na lang kasi ako mag-blog.. pasulpot sulpot na lang.. tulad ngayon.. ;))

Theonoski said...

ang ganda ng view!panalo!

stan said...

ola! greetings from Argentina! like the perspective of the corridors and the playing with lighting in those pics.

hope life's been gd to u.

SandyCarlson said...

Time turns back and runs away from us inside a belfry. And the effect is magic. Beautiful photos. I love the world your create, and I am always at a loss to say more and better. I stop at thank you and hope these words may in some way suffice.

alicesg said...

Very interesting tour. Thanks for the information. Am back from Cambodia and trying to sort the photos. :)

EastCoastLife said...

The second photo is so cool!
There are so many lovely places to visit in the Philippines. I like things from the past.

witsandnuts said...

It's good they're accommodating. I've never been on the height of the bell tower. That was one good experience in Taal.

docgelo said...

nice bird's eye view of the town from the bell tower!

PUSANG-kalye said...

ang galing--antigong antigo ang itaas---parang bibigay na nga lang yung floor,isa lang napansin ko though---gaganda ng mga rooftop ng mga sorrounding houses...pintado lahat. hehe

Pietro said...

It's so interesting: both the inside of the bell tower (great atmosphere there) and the outside beautiful view.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

It's always a curiosity for anyone to see what's up there in the bell tower - lucky you for getting that chance. Great perspective from up there.

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