Took the cue from the imposing ancient tree inside the Sta Monica Church Complex. Not a crazy idea. Hug a tree whenever you feel the need to revitalize. It’s a prescription from my masseuse, Judy. Of course do it the right way, facing the tree:)
An Important Cultural Property declared by the National Museum, the 18th century Sta. Monica Church in the town of Sarrat is one of my favorite heritage sites in Ilocos. I intended to take interior shots, but the doors were closed.
Built in neoclassical style, the church has a dreamy, long aisle, making it popular for weddings. Several society weddings, like the 1983 Greggy Araneta-Irene Marcos nuptials and reception, were realized in the church complex.
A killer earthquake in 1983 damaged the belltower and the church’s facade and had to undergo restoration.
There’s a new museum housed in the convent, so I really will be going back. Have a lovely, restful Sunday everyone!
Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2013