Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A TOUR OF BICOL REGION - Day 4: Legazpi to Sorsogon and back to Leyte

Our fourth and last day of the Bicol Region excursion was a long drive from Legazpi back to Leyte.  Before leaving the city of Legazpi we first visited their Cathedral. Then just outside of the city we passed by some stores selling various handicrafts. Most of the crafts they were making were already Christmas decors. We bought Christmas lanterns made of abaca fiber.

The last church stop was at the brand new Cathedral of Sorsogon.  On the road again we took our lunch in a carinderia along the highway  in Bolos, Irosin which was owned by an Italian who married a Filipina.  After that we were on our way to Matnog to take the ferry which left at 1:30 pm. While on the ferry, I contacted the parochial vicar of Allen, N. Samar and asked him if he could prepare some snacks for us. The parish instantly prepared some lavish food for us.  That energized us  for the almost five hours drive  back to Palo.  

The Cathedral of Legazpi as seen from the road. 

The Cathedral of Legazpi

Side view of the Cathedral of Legazpi

The altar of the Legazpi Cathedral

View of the Cathedral from the altar.

The square-dome of the Legazpi Cathedral.

The Cathedra
 Haggling for a discounted price for the Christmas lanterns

 Nito branches being molded into different forms. 

Dyed  Abaca fibers. 

 Working on the different lanterns. 

 Another worker making Christmas decors. 

 Fr. Alcris showing off the lanterns he bought

 The brand new Sorsogon Cathedral 

 The entrance canopy to the Cathedral

 Gold-leafed ceiling

The Baptistry

The altar of the Sorsogon Cathedral 

 The Cathedra

A close-up view of the altar. 

 The dome was covered with cloth

Side Altar

 View of the church from  the altar

 A view of the port from the dome of the Cathedral

 The winding staircase leading to the dome. 

 The four cars we used for the excursion. 

 Another view of the port from the dome. 

The convento

A winding staircase inside the convento

We stopped by in a carinderia along the highway in Bolos, Irosin for our lunch. 

Bolos, Irosin Spring

The entrance to the port of Matnog

Our cars ready to be taken inside the ferry.

The Matnog terminal 

An island near Matnog

Sunset along the western coast of Samar.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice blog, i wonder why you like churches, so many of them in your blog