My cousin Jerome who took my place to help the designer's team in executing the Philippine exhibit just arrived early this morning (October 28). The exhibit has been completed finally and he generously shared the photos he took two days ago.
|Jerome with Expo promotions|
He, together with the rest of the remaining filipinos working on the exhibit, left Taipei a little past midnight and arrived in Manila just before dawn.
Tomorrow, a new set of designers would be leaving to work on the indoor exhibit competition.
For now, just enjoy some of the shots of the Philippine Exhibit that Jerome shared with me this morning.
The centerpiece of the exhibit is the bell tower so let us take time to look at it from several angles.
|The back of the bell tower as seen inside the exhibit|
|Front view of the bell tower|
|A shot that gives a wider view of the belltower|
|Entrance to the exhibit|
The individual window exhibits were created with slight differences from each other. The six windows below show a wealth of props that were sourced in Manila. They also feature a number of garden ideas as well as the variations a tropical garden may take.
|Underground River, Palawan window|
|Boracay Island window|
|Banawe Rice Terraces window|
|Banawe Rice Terraces window, long shot|
|Mayon Volcano, Bicol Region window|
|Chocolate Hills, Bohol window|
|Vigan, Ilocos Region window|
Vigan window, long shot
Due to quarantine regulations, most of the plant materials were sourced from Taipei, with only the bromeliads flown in from the Philippines. However, since the weather in Taipei is similar to certain parts of our country, one can expect to see the same plants in most filipino gardens.
This exhibit should help showcase the creativity of filipino garden designers as they create side by side with their counterparts from different parts of the world given the constraints under which they have to work.
Given the millions of visitors that are expected to visit the expo in the next six months, hopefully, it could create considerable interest in the beauty that our country can offer so that these visitors would want to personally visit and experience the Philippines.