Southern Exposure

Last June 14 (holiday), my friend Arnold of Cebu Heritage asked if I would be interested to tour the southern churches of Cebu. He said that he would be driving his car so I didn’t have to worry about anything. Well, that was just four days since payday so I really didn’t worry much about cash. What I was worried about was my camera. Hahahaha. Thankfully, Lacey decided to cooperate. So, thanks a bunch, Lacey! Hehehe.

Anyways, Arnold texted a couple other friends but they were either still asleep or busy doing something else. In short, Arnold was stuck with me. Hahahaha.

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Arnold clicking away in Naga City, Cebu.
 

First on our list was the age-old church in Pardo. Gorgeous church!

Arnold said that this sign is the ‘all-seeing eye’ which symbolizes God.

Crucifix inside the church.

Church grounds and the skywalk outside the compound.

If you guys didn’t know, Arnold is one of the authors of Balaanong Bahandi. Cool!

There’s his name! Arnold Carl Sancover.

Our next stop was the chuch in Talisay City.

There’s that sign again. Without the eye this time.

Handprints of Monsignor Joe Tajanlangit.

Interesting architecture.

Mary’s chapel

Spiral staircase. Nice.

The church from another angle.

1837. Wow!

St. Elijah. Found outside the church.

Arnold in action.

We visited the Talisay landing marker.

Statue of American soldiers.

Day at the beach!

Talisay City park.

Posing gyud nold! Hahaha.

Then, we went to the town church of Naga.

View of South National Road.

 We also checked out the Naga Baywalk. Gorgeous!

Next, we visited the San Fernando Church.

We even went to the belfry. Scary!

Their park has WIFI! Wow!

Another friend, Mark, joined us in Carcar.

Mark and Arnold inspecting one of the tombstones inside the church. (I’m not even sure if it’s really called a tombstone. Hehehe.)

Then, it was time for some Carcar Lechon!!!! Hahahaha.

Last on our list was the Theotokos shrine in Perrelos.

Arnold and Mark.

Thanks for the trip, guys. I really learned a lot.

By the way, I’ll make detailed posts about our stops later. Thanks!