Monday, February 02, 2009

kalesa



Kalesa - A kalesa (sometimes called a karitela) is a horse-driven calash (carriage) used in the Philippines. The word, also spelled calesa, 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.

Source: Wikipedia

1 comment:

warmhart said...

Hi Pusa, I'm new on your blog. Came here through looking (Google) for Chinese New Year picture in the Ocean Park in Manila. Nice to see you taking these photos and giving them comments. Nice because my girlfriend is from the main island of the Philippines.

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