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San Gabriel Centennial Float Rendering — Paradiso Parade Floats

San Gabriel Centennial Float Rendering

May 29, 2012

 

The city of San Gabriel commemorates its one hundredth birthday with its first Rose Parade® float in 40 years.  Titled “Celebrating Our Journey”, the entry depicts a vibrant harvest celebration. The elegant Spanish-style architecture of San Gabriel’s Grapevine arbor frames the design while a pair of oxen draws a cart overflowing with grapes to the winepress. Baskets patterned after those of the Tongva native people cradle lush arrangements of produce and flowers. The surrounding landscape blooms with fanciful flowering trees, citrus and agave while thousands of roses in sunset hues carpet the base of the float. Colorful folk dancers perform alongside.  While honoring San Gabriel’s rich history, the design also reflects on how the city has grown and will continue to grow  in the years ahead.

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