Monday, June 18, 2012

Calesa/Mellow Yellow Monday

Calesa is a horse-drawn carriage introduced by the Spanish in the 18th century.  They are rarely seen in the streets nowadays except in tourist sites and some rural areas.  The calesa driver is called a "cochero".  I rode in a calesa twice in my whole life---first in Intramuros and in Vigan.  And I felt bad for the horse on both times!  

This was  taken in Tiendeditas, a shopping complex at Frontera Verde in Pasig City.


14 comments:

beagleAnnie said...

This is so lovely! Nice shot.

Lea said...

What a fancy ride!
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Colors of Timeless said...

The horse-drawn is beautiful - but the horses do not have an easy life ....... that's right

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

It certainly looks bright - it looks rather a heavy carriage for a small horse.

Kim, USA said...

Now I starting to miss Philippines! ^_^ Very colorful "Calesa" we call it in my hometown as "Tartanilla" sounds Spanish hehehe not Bisaya.


Kim,USA

Janice said...

Beautiful...the yellow really stands out in this photo. How I would love a ride!

lina@home sweet home said...

Great shot. The carriage looks so lovely!
I do often felt bad for the working hard horses :(

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Rajesh said...

They look really great.

NixBlog said...

Lovely shot, Miranda!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What an elegant way to travel!

Disturbing Image with Yellow

chubskulit said...

Sa Korea lang ako nakasakay ng kalesa hehehe. Lovely sot.

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Liz said...

Nice yellow calesa! Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
Liz @ YACB

Eden said...

I haven't tried to ride calesa. Great shot.

Leah H. said...

Nice Yellow Wheels..

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