Six hours and some very bumpy roads from Baguio is the mountain village of Sagada.
Sagada's fame comes from these things - The Hanging Coffins. Take a 40 minute loop-track from the village and you'll see coffins poking out of rock crevices, nestled on high ledges, or simply lodged onto stakes in the rock faces.
Don't ask me why - but somehow coffins seem to fit into the 'ruins' category best.
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emercamaya (365) 2006-04-03 18:42
It would have been an even better shot if you got shot it at a wider angle to show the scale and somehow make the viewer understand the great effort the people had to go through to get them up there. Nice one though.
voyagenation (1180) 2006-07-15 23:57
i like this angle, most of the time the photos i see have the graffiti.
excellent choice of amgle.
SampraS (617) 2006-07-28 5:18
very unusual sight you are showing!
that makes me want to travel even more, because cultures are soo different and each and every is worth seeing
MLINES (12516) 2006-08-01 5:55
HiRew, Bit of a grusome topic but guess this is part of life. In Sulewasi the dead or put like this without coffins! The angle of this worries me a bit it seems to be twisted around. Good to see the other side of life (& death). TFS. Murray.
mingchiu (266) 2006-09-29 1:11
The dead is brought to live again through this documentary shot. It seems however that this photo is slightly blurred. Considering that you were shooting face up from this angle this is acceptable though. Nice write ups on this picture and i must congratulate you for the resulting effect.