Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Panagbenga 2009 : Egyptians Joined The Parade

Cleopatra's story is one of the most famous stories ever. Not only because of her great love, but because she was deeply in love with Egypt and she is classified by historians to be the last Pharoah of Egypt. She is by far one of the most ever famous queens of all times in ancient Egypt. Her story of love and death is very famous and she ruled Egypt and made it quite powerful at the time. Her story is so famous that it isn't surprising that the theme found it's way in one of the floats in this year's Panagbenga Festival.


The Royal Family


The Baguio Country Club has previously won three successive Best Float Design from 2004 to 2006 so their entry this year is eagerly anticipated by the spectators. And they did live up the hype with their Egyptian theme this year. Men carrying huge feathers and silver spades opened up the show followed by beautiful belly dancers that surely wowed the crowd. Then there was this Pyramid Float surrounded by beautiful Egyptian Belles followed finally by their beautiful float featuring the Royal Family.

Pretty Maidens in a Row


Beautiful Egyptiam Maiden Looking at Me


I just didn't know yet if their Float won this year or if ever they again competed because I have learned that if you have won in certain number of years, you will be elevated to the Hall of Fame and you are no longer eligible to join the competition. But nevertheless, this Egyptian Theme of the Baguio Country Club is certainly one of the best floats this year evidenced by the wows and admirations from the spectators.

The Pyramid that serves as Sound System


The Float featuring the Royal Family



More Panagbenga photos on my next post...

Personal Note:

HEY GUYS!!! My sister, whom I introduced to you in one of my posts last year here has just created her own blog "The Pink Life". She loves to sing so I guess the title was inspired by a song. Please check out her blog and give her a warm welcome here. Thanks a lot!!! (By the way, sorry guys, she already has a boyfriend.)

31 comments:

  1. hi
    nice to meet you
    your blog pictures very beautiful and i'm enjoy

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  2. wow, this is an awesome float! it fits Cleopatra's beauty and grace and Egypt's affluence during her time. btw, the Egyptian maiden in white skirt trimmed with gold looks absolutely statuesque. did you get her phone number?:D

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  3. Hi there!

    It's cool that they did this Egyptian theme in this year's Panagbenga Festival. Cleopatra was not beautiful but her overall appeal is amazing and she's got tons of makeup LOL. She also fell in love with various Greek personalities and others. Most famous of her lovers would be Antony and Julius Caesar. :) I didn't know the Panagbenga Festival is THIS beautiful. Maybe I'd try to visit next year and look for the Baguio Country Club. Amazing float and props.

    Very beautiful photos, dude and thanks for showcasing this in your blog. People should also flock here in the Philippines, we have a very beautiful country!

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  4. Whoops, not Greek, I mean Roman personalities!

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  5. I am amazed at how much time and effort must have gone into making that float! What a tradition!!!
    That said, I think I'm going to take a closer look on the dresses and see if I find some inspiration for the next dress I make!

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  6. I notice that you are posting daily now. I can't seem to keep up lol. Just keep posting those amazing pics and I will get back on these next week. Dami kasi gagawin sa weekend eh. Ingat.

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  7. Oh it is so beautiful. I think the egyptian float looked very lovely. Over here at one of the shopping mall, the toilets are painted with egyptian images. Not sure if the paintings are still there...lol.

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  8. i love to go to egypt one day!!!! hehe...i like this set of floats. galing!

    aww, sweet naman with your sis. sige, i'll take a look.

    naks, so you're a dancer and she's a singer. hehe. perfect combo!

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  9. wow sosyalin talaga tong mga grupong ehipto at napadpad pa sa baguio :P maganda rin concept nila, lalo na yung sphinx!

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  10. Pomp and pageantry at its best, well captured by your lens.

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  11. Very interesting AND VERY Colorful! Great shots!

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  12. Excellent collection of photos. Congratulations!

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  13. i like this float too. looks grand and big. i agree on the idea of having hall of famers not being part of the competition.

    wow! new blog to drop by.

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  14. i love the 4th and the 5th shots. like you captured them while their wings flap with the wind. just beautiful. i love how you advertise your sister's blog. very sweet.

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  15. Tale as old as time. Cleopatra and the Egyptians surely made the festival this year grander. Nice photos again 'Torney.

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  16. wow! astig ah. san kaya nila nakuha ung concept? galing!


    musta kuya? ingats po ah =p

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  17. Beautiful float. It must have cost a fortune.

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  18. Hi, pictures were great. Ive been watching the parades yearly since 1998.Baguio Country Club has not been competing since 2005. 1st hall of fame awardee. I heard that the employees of the Club made the props and costumes of cleopatra's entourage. The belly dancer is also an international car race champion as I heard from the spectators around me.

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  19. Wonderful photographs from the festival. So vibrant and colorful.

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  20. I really like the float. This one is nice!

    :D

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  21. wow! impressive ang float na to. at syempre pa ang ganda ng pagka-capture mo ng pics kuya oman. mayos yung nakatingin na "egyptian maiden" sayo kuya oman. parang sini-seduce ka eh. ahehe.

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  22. Beautiful shots. What a nice tribute to Ancient Egypt.

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  23. ang ganda naman neto! dami flowers!

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  24. it has really evolved into something grand~~~~

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  25. Gosh next year makakapunta din ako dito hehehe :P

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