February 1, 2012

Ride me

kalesa waiting in front of the Binondo Church
THEME DAY: ANIMALS • Even when fully mature, the little brown horses of our kalesas, which are still used as public transportation in some parts of Manila, rarely grow taller than the average Filipino male (around 5'4" or 163 cm). This patient beast, and his colorful burden, was waiting for commuters in front of the Binondo Church.

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15 comments:

Steffe said...

That is one way to get around town.

Olivier said...

superbe caleche, j'aime beaucoup, c'est tres romantique

Paulina Millaman said...

are those a kind of ponies or something like that? anyway, it is a lovely cart :D

Jim said...

Top shot.

R1 said...

Na-miss ko tuloy bigla ang pinas...thanks Ms. Hilda.

Jilly said...

Such an attractive scene and the horse looks in good condition too. Good to see.

Tamera said...

I remember using kalesas to get around as a child when we lived in Pampanga. Cheap, and kind of fun to go around in a horse-drawn carriage!

Jarart said...

The horse is a beauty and the little carriage is very colorful and unusual looking. Everything combined makes for a very lovely and interesting photo.

Laurie said...

I love it!

Tash said...

Such a beautiful worker bee. Most excellent theme day post.

paul said...

Splendid photo for theme day!

Dina said...

What a sturdy and nice-looking little horse!

Hilda, we have to get you over here to get to know donkeys. You are missing something great.

Rob Siemann said...

We call them caleche in french

JM said...

Lovely caleche, Hilda!

Buck said...

A beautiful photo of a beautiful animal. Wish I could get around town this way!