Friday 30 May 2014

San Juan Parangaricutiro - The Church Buried Halfway In Lava Rock

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Located in the state of Michoacán in Mexico, this church is the only remaining building left from the village of San Juan Parangaricutiro. On February 20, 1943, a volcano began to erupt, slowly consuming two villages in lava and ash.

It took almost a year for the lava to reach and melt the rocks around this small church. The Paricutin volcano continued to erupt for another eight years, but the small church withstood it all.

1 comment(s):

MINDS MEET said...

We just shot a feature film there, LUCIFER, the third film by Gust Van den Berghe