The Largest Golden Shoe

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    Every year the Marikina River plays host to a number of colorful, lighted, and stunning floats which carry giant shoes on their backs. The current year is no exception, and I guess this is the pièce de résistance -- a gorgeous golden shoe with an equally beautiful float that carries it proudly.

    I'm quite sure that the shoe itself is bigger than a van... I'll have to go back and double-check the fact one of these days.

    Aside from the floats, there's a tiangge (bazaar) where one can haggle and buy all sorts of things -- shoes (of course, Marikina is the shoe capital of the Philippines), clothes, tools, decors, food, etc.

    Does it look good on black?

    Julia DeStefano and e2 c added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Allxan. 89 months ago | reply

      wonderful ..nightshot ..Great capture.
      The World Through My Eyes

    2. missnoma ... 2006 DEFUNCT see missnoma 89 months ago | reply

      Everyone must have a shoe fetish in the Philippines to have such a spectacular shoe festival. Wonderful capture and interesting for the rest of the world to view....

      The World Through My Eyes

    3. Maì 89 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot! Nice reflection! :)

      Seen in Pinoy Kodakero photos.

    4. NelMan 89 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the kind comments! :)

      Yup, virtually everyone... LOL! Remember Imelda Marcos, our former first lady? :D

      Thank you so much! :)

      God bless you guys! :)

    5. sudergal 89 months ago | reply

      She must be one big gal! Seriously, it is quite lovely and I would love to wear it. Without reading I thought it was an ornament at first.
      Seen in sit back enjoy - 7 a day - games - friendship (?)

    6. vszy 89 months ago | reply

      wonderful reflction nightshot
      Great capture.

    7. NelMan 89 months ago | reply

      Hahaha! Yup, she must be one big gal, sudergal! Thank you so much for the kind words. God bless! :)

      Thanks, vszy! God bless you! :)

    8. Hocchuan 88 months ago | reply

      very nice shot.
      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your Family.

    9. NelMan 88 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much, sir Pat!
      Merry Christmas and a bountiful New Year to you and your family too! God bless! :)

    10. Daniel Y. Go 88 months ago | reply

      MerryCHRIST mas and a blessed New Year to you and yours pare ko!!! =)

    11. NelMan 88 months ago | reply

      Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you and your family too pareng Daniel! :)

    12. PowerPee 88 months ago | reply

      I used to pass by there almost everyday... never had the chance to take a photo of it at night. This is nice! Galeng talaga!

    13. NelMan 88 months ago | reply

      Hehehe sayang bossing! Sana nakunan mo din ng pic. I was exhausted by all the walking and window-shopping we did at the stalls, kaya eto, kuha muna ng pic habang nagpapahinga sa gilid. :) Thank you so much po and God bless! :)

    14. Iakovos* 81 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Mariquina, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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