Monday, April 6, 2009

My World#17 Via Cruces, Old Vulcan, Camiguin

Via Cruces or Way of the Cross is found at the slopes of the Old Vulcan, Bonbon, Camiguin. A popular destination during Lenten season, it is where fifteen stations of life-size figures depicting the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is located.

At the fourteenth station, a sepulchre was carved out of the volcanic rocks depicting the burial of Jesus Christ.

The climb takes about one hour going up but it is all worth it as the view at the top is spectacular.

For those who plan to climb this walkway, bring water as it could get very hot out there more especially during summer days.

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Unknown April 6, 2009 at 8:27 PM  

I have wanted to take a peek of these, but we ran out of time when we were there. Maybe next time. Nice of you for showing us these.

P.S. about the dirty kitchen, I also dreaded it when we cousins have to do the cooking at the dirty kitchen at our lola's house. LoL

Ebie April 6, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

My goodness, what a beauty. Looking at the pictures, its telling me I am so ignorant about my home country. The sculptures are just so amazing. Thank you for these pictures.

Martha Z April 6, 2009 at 8:45 PM  

I do believe that is the island home of the wife of a dear friend. I enjoyed seeing it.

magiceye April 6, 2009 at 10:31 PM  

so very interesting

Lanny April 6, 2009 at 11:20 PM  

What a beautiful walk that must be.

Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens April 6, 2009 at 11:33 PM  

A spectacular view from the top and a very interesting post. It must be a very impressing sight when the faithful are moving up the mountain praying and singing.

Mary Elizabeth April 7, 2009 at 12:36 AM  

That destinantion is quite interesting. I used to participate in via cruces in Venezuela around the villages, not like yours but was great too.
Thanks for sharing your world.
Now and Then.

J April 7, 2009 at 2:02 AM  

I imagine that it must be very crowded, and have an intense atmosphere at this time of year.

erin April 7, 2009 at 5:29 AM  

what a beautiful walk and the sculptures are great. liked your commentary and photos. the one of christ on the cross with the sun behind...beautiful shot.

George April 7, 2009 at 7:40 AM  

What a wonderful post for Holy Week. The view at the end is fantastic.

Lew April 7, 2009 at 10:25 AM  

Beautiful world you live in! And the climb is worth the effort. A beautiful way to depict the stations of the cross. Thanks for stopping by my world.

Louise April 7, 2009 at 12:30 PM  

I love that trail, and the view from the top is definitely worth it! April 7, 2009 at 12:52 PM  

a perfect post for this holy week. I like the photo with Jesus against the blue sky the best.

Unknown April 7, 2009 at 1:18 PM  

Fascinating. I'm sure this area sees a lot of visitors.

Thanks for the visit to My World on my blog.

Clara April 7, 2009 at 4:01 PM  

You weren't kidding about a spectacular view! It looks well worth the climb. And the statuary is beautiful, too. Perfect timing for this post.

Oman April 7, 2009 at 10:19 PM  

i only went halfway there because of time limitations but i will finish the course when i get back there in that beautiful island.

have a meaningful lenten season to you and GOD bless us.

ninja April 8, 2009 at 10:12 AM  

You're right - the view is incredible.

Barb April 9, 2009 at 12:12 PM  

Thank you for this tour as we approach Easter weekend! What a beautiful site to hike, appreciate the statuary, and enjoy water views!

DeniseinVA April 9, 2009 at 7:22 PM  

A wonderful post, thank you for sharing it. Happy Easter!

laagan April 11, 2009 at 12:47 AM  

your entry is quite fitting with the time of the year. I have been to camiguin pero wa nako nakita ning station of the cross.
thanks for sharing

HalfCrazy April 12, 2009 at 7:59 AM  

Wow amazing, I haven't been in there! I've been in this kind of thing, though, the 14 stations thingy.

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