November 1, 2010

Spanish carriage for a Spanish city

THEME DAY: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION • The kalesa is a horse-drawn carriage introduced to the Philippines by the Spaniards in the 18th century. It is still used as public transportation in certain parts of Manila, especially in the district of Binondo, but fancier ones like this—more properly called a carruaje—are used mostly for sightseeing in the old walled city of Intramuros. This man was waiting for tourists at the nearby Rizal Park.

elegant kalesa or carruaje in Rizal Park


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28 comments:

~tanty~ said...

Hehe, cool :-)
Happy theme day!

Steffe said...

Travelling in style!

ρομπερτ said...

Melting history into the future.

Please have a safe road ahead of you, a good start into the new month and week as well.


daily athens

J Bar said...

Great form of transport.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a unique post for the theme. Well done.

If you check my post later today (it does not get posted for another 8 hours), you will see a similarity of sorts in our approach to the theme. Yours, with an appropriately Spanish theme, and mine with a perspective that is distinctly Costa Rican.

Randy said...

Now that is my kind of ride.

Julie said...

Looks very romantic, Hilda.

George said...

What a great way to see Intramuros.

Francisca said...

Next time I take visitors to Intramuros, I'm going to ride one of these.

Rob and Mandy said...

So much better than cars! We should learn again to live at the pace of a carruaje.

raf said...

Beautiful photo, Hilda, and well chosen for today's theme.

Cezar and Léia said...

A very nice picture! I hope the horse is well cared for.
God bless you!
Cezar

greensborodailyphoto.com said...

Always nice to get in some of the Spanish history! Great photo of the KALESA/CARRUAJE! If I every get to Rizal Park, I'll know what to do!

brattcat said...

excellent entry for the theme.

Halcyon said...

Horse and carriage rides are always a fun way to see the city. Nice choice for the theme day. I've seen lots of buses and trains so far, but this is my first horse!

Jilly said...

This has to be one of the most beautiful subjects for today's theme, Hilda. A beautiful horse and carriage.

Lois said...

Now that is something I could do every single day! Nice Theme Day post Hilda.

Leif Hagen said...

What a fun, cozy, relaxing ride that would be! Great theme day photo, Hilda!

Olivier said...

une tres belle cariole

EG Wow said...

THIS is so cool, Hilda! I LOVE your entry in this month's Theme Day!

Bergson said...

transport which changes a bit

Dina said...

It's such a handsome carriage.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

A wonderful and very original photo for the theme day. I love your blog, and I appreciate all your comments on mine.

Jose

Shantaram said...

Kaelsa sounds very much like Kelsa, which is where I work these days - and yes, looking forward to a long and happy journey in both of them!!

Kaori said...

Oh how fancy! I love the design of the carriage :-D

☺lani☺ said...

Awesome!

DAY TOURS MANILA said...

Woah that's the caruaje that im operating before.This one is under castillan tours. Im a tour guide and im using that caruaje ^^ visit castillantours.com and www.daytoursmanila.com

caesario fundales said...

Thanks for publishing a photo of our carruaje. We used such horse-drawn cariages on Historical-Cultural Tour Packages in Intramuros and Rizal Park through Castillan Carriage and Tour Services. For more interesting photos everyone is invited to visit us at Facebook.com/Castillan-Carriage-and-Tour-Services. Else, learn more about us www.castillantours.com