Kalesas are an iconic sight in the Philippines.
A kalesa or calesa (sometimes called a karitela) is a horse-driven calash (carriage). The word predates the Spanish conquest and descends ultimately from an Old Church Slavonic word meaning "wheels."
This was one of the modes of transportation introduced in the Philippines in the 18th century by the Spaniards that only nobles and high ranked officials could afford.
They are rarely used in the streets nowadays except in tourist spots and some rural areas. The Kalesa driver is commonly called as “Cochero” or “Kutsero”.
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kordinator (19378) 2010-10-28 6:34
Nice colorful composition,perfect framed.
Beautifully rig from the Philippines.
Lean horse and interesting people.
Excellent light managment and sharpness.
jplebrun (21208) 2010-10-28 6:35
cliché très riche en couleurs et en originalité ce n'est pas tous les jours que nous voyons ce moyen de locomotion, bonne prise de vue.
COSTANTINO (57180) 2010-10-28 6:44
beautiful colourful shot with a pleasant
atmosphere,I like this postcard
excellent light management
mauro61 (52623) 2010-10-28 9:08
simpatica immagine del carrettino colorato che va per la via.
Leggera perdita di definizione, ma immagine ugualmente piacevole,
cornejo (33220) 2010-10-28 12:03
Greeting Marina, very nice kalesa and photo, good shot, very good work, congratulation.
eldancer1 (29387) 2010-11-12 6:01
Very colorful capture and although these rides are now relagated to tourist I still miss my old country. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
wolf38 (31282) 2010-11-13 5:28
Hi Marina. Beautiful and colorful. As a motif out of a picture book. This very exotic. I think it's an ideal image for TE. Very nice. Regards, Wolfgang.
abmdsudi (44680) 2010-11-14 6:30
What a beauty, i love the colorful kalesa, typical phillipines trademark and thanks to your brief informative notes. Filipinos are quite artistic and creative lots and their talent is well depicted here. Attractive framing with lots of details and well balnce compo, the blue shirt helps to boost the visual effect as a whole. Excellent clarity and good color hues and light manangement. Well done Marina and thks for sharing. Best regards
francio64 (38857) 2010-11-18 13:46
bella e originale immagine con il carretto super colorato.
Ottimo senso di movimento dato dal cavallo in traino.
Well done and TFS!