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Just this morning Tutubi went to Makati to cover Caracol 2010 (Caracol 2010 Schedule posted earlier) and got to take pictures of parade participants in colorful costumes and was also able to meet, albeit for such a few seconds, the blogger behind Traveler on Foot who texted him a few hours earlier to inquire about Caracol Schedule.
Herewith are some photos of Makati Caracol 2010:
a participant eating her snack encumbered by her long-nailed costume. aren't they cute and colorful in their flower costume?
three kawaii girls resting while waiting at the Gabriela Silang carpark assembly area at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue in front of The Peninsula Manila kids in black spider costumes praying in group huddle a few minutes before the parade started. On the background is the Makati Shangri-la Hotel, 6750 Ayala building
a dancer in colorful festival costume with all smiles despite the heat of the afternoon sun
Comments: Caracol Festival 2010 didn't start on time, just like earlier reported editions of the festival that always jibe with Cebu's Sinulog festival, Kalibo's Ati-atihan, or Iloilo's Dinagyang Festival. The advertised time of activities was 2pm but the actual parade started around 4pm. It was, however, a photographer's day as many shutterbugs (even a bunch of lomography enthusiasts) trooped to the deserted Ayala Avenue for colorful photo-op to the extent of blocking and interrupting the actual parade to capture the perfect shot.
Sa Makati, hindi tama sa oras. 'Wag naman sana ganyan din lagi sa buong bayan!
traveler on foot, next time we won't be busy taking pictures hehe
pusa, late na nga nag-start as in past four na. i took pictures of the parade but left without watching the street dance contest proper. kawawa mga bata dun aga pa lang pagod na. pero kung nakita kita batiin kita and/or take your picture hehe
the dong, sayang didn't know or texted. some other time...dami pa naman photo-op na darating like the Aliwan Fiesta 2010 :P
bw, right you are, the Ati-atihan is really the mother of all festivals in the Philippines. It's just sad that you really can't distinguish which is which from pictures for the costumes all look the same.
A friend (also an MIPer) and I are supposed to go there but wasn't able to make because of some priorities when Sunday came. Sayang, we could have meet there :) Galing ng mga kuha mo. I'll try to be there sa Aliwan Festival... Sa Makati, hindi tama sa oras. 'Wag naman sana ganyan din lagi sa buong bayan! Hehehe...