The Largest Golden Shoe

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?

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  • Allxan. 8y

    wonderful ..nightshot ..Great capture.
    The World Through My Eyes
  • Claire McFarlane PRO 8y

    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
  • Mai 8y

    Beautiful shot! Nice reflection! :)

    Seen in Pinoy Kodakero photos.
  • Arnel Manlises PRO 8y

    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! :)
  • sudergal 8y

    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 (?)
  • vszy 8y

    wonderful reflction nightshot
    Great capture.
  • Arnel Manlises PRO 8y

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

    Thanks, vszy! God bless you! :)
  • Pat Hocchuan 8y

    very nice shot.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your Family.
  • Arnel Manlises PRO 8y

    Thank you so much, sir Pat!
    Merry Christmas and a bountiful New Year to you and your family too! God bless! :)
  • Daniel Go PRO 8y

    MerryCHRIST mas and a blessed New Year to you and yours pare ko!!! =)
  • Arnel Manlises PRO 8y

    Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you and your family too pareng Daniel! :)
  • Power Pee PRO 8y

    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!
  • Arnel Manlises PRO 8y

    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! :)
  • Iakovos* PRO 7y

    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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