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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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  • Copyright: Marina Sh (marina7) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 48 N: 1223] (8053)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-02-18
  • Categories: Transportation
  • Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-10-28 4:51
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