Giant Shoe

GIANT SHOE. Built in early 70s, this structure, photographed Tuesday (18 Oct 2011), with the shape of a giant shoe located at the Luneta Park in Surigao City actually houses a power generator that serves city hall, the police headquarters, fire department and the public market during blackouts. It also has a siren that sounds off during important times of the day (8am, 12nn, 5pm and 10pm), and during emergencies. For a long time it was almost hidden from public view because of the stalls and other structures around it, but the local government decided lately the giant shoe should be viewed in all its glory. MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto