November 1, 2009

Scenic Sunday # 68 : Forest Lake en Cielo

Scenic Sunday

Laid to Rest

my Father was laid to rest here in this memorial park last 05th of March 2007. i wont be able to visit his place this year due to typhoons that struck the country. this memorial park is in the northern province of La Union, my father's home province.

this photo is taken 01st of November 2008. the park is beside a mountain slope. my position is on the top most elevation of the park. thus the bottom part of the photo is not a leveled ground but a slope. there is another slope after the road with parked cars. then its a leveled ground where graves are placed (those with tents and people). the top most part of the photo is not clouds but sea. the sun's ray glared in the water thus its white. in between the park and the sea is a road/highway then a town's Cemetery then the beach.

every 1st day of November, Filipinos go home to their respective hometowns and visit their departed love ones and we call this day as "all saints day". for others who cant visit the memorial parks/cemeteries. we offer a lighted candles and prayers for the dead.

Halloween is also an event here but "trick or treating" is not as grand as other countries but gaining popularity. costume completions and costume parties are also gaining its popularity and demand. other establishments decorates their places with spooky ornaments and the likes.

Photo herein is captured using
Canon Powershot A460 in
Forest Lake en Cielo
San Juan, La Union, Philippines
last 01st of November 2008


Stine in Ontario said...

Thank you for explaining how you celebrate All Saints Day and Halloween. I'm sorry you won't be able to visit your father's grave this year.

eileeninmd said...

Great post and I am sorry you can not visit your fathers gravesite.

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