Mar 19, 2014

ABC Wednesday: Colorful Jeepneys

Found this colorful jeepneys at my brother's Facebook page. 
Sharing these with permission. 

photo credit: theweddingprojects.com

These shots were taken during the Pasinaya 2014 of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It is a multi-arts festival showcasing hundred of artists and artists group in music, dance, film, literature, visual arts and theater. 

photo credit: theweddingprojects.com

These jeepneys are provided by the Jeepney Company. The passengers of these jeepneys, I read online , were being serenaded while en route to CCP. 

photo credit: theweddingprojects.com
This jeepney looks like it has the 'Kapre' on top of it. The kapre is a huge mythical creature that resides on trees and are always depicted smoking a tobacco. The jeepneys, the Philippines most popular mode of transportation, have always been heavily decorated, in and out, with religious trinkets, vehicle magnetic signs, and personal effects of the owners or drivers.  Though this one above is a special jeepney meant to showcase Philippine culture and society with its imaginative and creative decorations. 

I'm sharing this with my ABC Wednesday friends because J is for Jeepney. Enjoy the rest of the week!

7 comments:

  1. Great shots. Jazzy jumping jalopies. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  2. My goodness, that is colorful. Much nicer than drab buses.

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  3. Never heard of Jeepneys before. Very interesting...

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  4. I haven't been to the Philippines yet and I didn't know about jeepneys - looks like a fun way to travel around. I look forward to riding in a jeepney one day!

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  5. Great shot and an interesting peek at life in your part of the world.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  6. Having experienced Filipino hospitality in our extended family, it makes sense that their jeepneys would be so out-going in their decoration!

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