Daraga, Albay, the Philippines
November 21, 2015
Everyone knew the drill: Pretend to lean on it, rest your elbow on it, lick it like a lolly, strangle it like your ex’s neck. The funnier the pose (but who was laughing?), the better (arguably). These done-to-death touristy photo ops seemed to be the be-all and end-all of Cagsawa Ruins. The sobering history of how it came to be was reduced to photo effects. It had gone down the pathetic road of the Tower of Pisa.