Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Virgins Grave

In the Saleaula Lava Fields there is a spot known as the Virgin's Grave. Basically a hole in the lava that now has plants filling the chasm. Legend has it that the village taupou - which literally translates to the high chief's daughter who is a virgin - died of tuberculosis as a teenager. The name in the legend is due to the idea that she was so pure that the lava flowed around her grave, without touching it.

P.S. this is pretty much the last of the color film I shot so don't get used to seeing color on my blog.


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