Philippines — Sagada (St. Mary’s Church)

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin is the main Episcopalian church in Sagada. During World War II, Japanese troops were known to be holed up within the church. Knowing the importance of this church to Sagada, the U.S. asked permission to bomb it. Seeing that it was the only way to get rid of the Japanese in the area, the Philippine government agreed, though today the church has been restored. As is often the case, there is a small cemetery behind the church.

Photos taken April 2014 (Nikon D7000).

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