Saturday, December 8, 2012
After Tagaytay, we headed to Nasugbu, Batangas. Since our original destination was Boracay, our IT was intended for the white sand beach. We did not really know where to go so we decided to randomly drop at popular places which locals suggest. From Puzzle Mansion, it took us about 40 minutes to reach Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel.
Going up the chapel was quite exhausting but the view kept us entertained, not to mention the serene landscape and tranquil ambiance. It is quite a huge place because it was able to accommodate the students having their retreats on one side while on the other, there were guests waiting for a wedding ceremony to happen.
We tour the place and I myself was ecstatic with the view. There was the Transfiguration Chapel, cottages for people who would like to spend few days here, Koi Ponds, Greenhouse and a lot more. Caleruega is popular too for couples wanting to get married. In my own opinion, it is an amazing and memorable place for a wedding but the downside is the long and bumpy road that you have to pass through before reaching the chapel.
Ben-Hur’s Risen Christ sculpture was really a sight to behold. Ben-Hur Villanueva is a Filipino painter, educator, lecturer, and art entrepreneur based in Baguio City and best known as a sculptor, working with brass, metal, and wood.
I am mesmerized and literally lost for words upon seeing The Transfiguration Chapel as it sits peacefully on top of the hill. I have taken few stills with my point and shoot camera…..
Staying few hours here made me feel closer to nature and God. I know that this won’t be the last time that I am going to visit this “valley”; but until then, all I have are these pictures reminding me that such place exist!