Marikina City, the shoe capital of the Philippines, is home to the wide array of shoes of former first lady, Imelda Marcos.
Guess what… the shoes survived ondoy!
As BBC News reports:
The famous shoe collection of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has survived the recent floods in Manila.
Staff at the Marikina Shoe Museum moved hundreds of pairs just before water swamped the building’s ground floor.
Pic from source
Its not surprising that the shoes survived the flood. Its normal for the caretakers of the museum to move them to a higher ground because the museum is near the river. However, they did not expect the flood to be that high.
And so some shoes were drenched in flood waters. Good thing the museum has a second floor.