A kalesa in front of Vigan cathedral. Also known as karitela, the kalesa is a type of a horse-drawn carriage common in Spanish-era Philippines, the de rigeuer transportation for the nobles and rich.

Now uncommon, kelesas are now being used in some towns and cities for transporting tourists. 

December 2008


Popular posts from this blog

Off the Beaten Track: Mapun, Tawi-Tawi

Golden Tara of Agusan

National Museum of the Philippines