Photo Sunday : Remote Controlled Calesa

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Starting today, I will be featuring random travel photos which I have collected over the years and I will be posting it every Sunday (I hope I can do it religiously).

This week’s featured photo is a horse-driven carriage in front of Malate Church in Manila. Notice that the Calesa doesnt have a *”Cochero” thats why I named it “Remote Controlled Calesa”. Calesa is 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.

Calesa in Manila
Calesa in Manila

They are rarely used in the streets nowadays except in tourist spots and some rural areas in Manila, Tuguegarao, Cebu and other towns in the Philippines.

*The Kalesa driver is commonly called as “Cochero” or “Kutsero”.