Mar 6, 2009

Marikina Transformed into a Robot City

If you're in Marikina, you'll see traces of this everywhere... 10 feet high scrap-metal robots.

It's part of what our Marikina Mayor, Marides Fernando described as the city marked its 11th cityhood anniversary in December 8, 2007. The transformation from a town of Rizal to a munincipality of Metro Manila to what it is today as Marikina City is what is being celebrated.

The local government in coordination with the Engineering Office placed 56 life-size robots scattered through key and major thoroughfares to symbolize the city's transformation. Aside from this, you'll see some posters and billboards of Marikina City officials' heads being placed on top of the same robotic bodies used in the "Transformers" movie.

It's kinda cool and worth taking pics of.  The newly constructed Marikina Convention Center has a scorpion-like robot in front.  One of the robots along the side of Dutch Marikina seems to be shooting your way. And if you drive fast enough, you just might move your head by reflex to avoid the robot's gun pointing your way.

4 comments:

  1. Wow hehe I would love to see that haha :D

    Hindi pa ako nakakalibot ng Marikina ever :P

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  2. bisita ka marikina minsan. di mo masyado mararamdaman ang pagkabusy ng makati at quezon city. bagay sayo sa marikina riverbanks pag gabi... magandang magmuni-muni dun sa tabi ng marikina river.

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  3. Finally nakapunta na ako hehe gusto kong bumalik waaah

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  4. @micamyx yey !!! am glad you enjoyed visiting Marikina. ayan, naadik rin kayo ni Drew... balik na ! :)

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