I snapped these shots when we were heading for the Chinatown last month.
A kutsero or cuchero is a calesa driver. In a way, “kwentong kutsero” has been associated to them.
The tales spun by the calesa (horse drawn carriage) driver who apparently has had the reputation of a rumor monger. There was once a radio show by the same name and later a revival TV program. It parodied the life of the kutsero, his community and the country at large—from a socio-political point of view.
Also, there’s a song “Kalesa” composed by the national artist, Levi Celerio.
I hope we had enough time that day to ride the calesa. Probably next time, I will. Have you tried riding it?
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hindi pa ako nakaride ng calesa. tsk tsk. sa carabao cart pa lang.
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tried riding sa may tiendesitas and sa intramuros. may nagsuggest pa nga na sana yun daw yung ginamit ko nung na-stranded ako sa baha para makauwi ng makati.
uy love pics and the colors. parang old shot ang dating. galing 🙂
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Never dared ride in one but I do love the song.
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Nakasakay na ako sa may Intramuros. Part of our field trip =)
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I tried it in Vigan. pag dito kasi sa Metro Manila puro usok ang malalanghap mo eh….
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Yep, i’ve tried riding the calesa when I last visited Chinatown. Makes me want to visit the place again and explore more. 🙂
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i want to ride one too. i’ve seen them but never got the chance to experience riding a calesa…=). it must be fun.
my first and only ride was in Vigan…i felt sorry for the horse.:P
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i’m proud to say that my first and only calesa ride was in binondo! binondo to UST! haha! my chinese friends rode with me then. ang saya!
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really liked how you processed these images. never ridden one before. should remedy that when i go home.
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now i miss street photography. lapit lang ng manila pero bihira ako makapunta dyan.
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Kalesas are quite common in our province when I was growing up. But I rarely see them nowadays. I think I was able to ride a kalesa from Divi to Recto years ago when I was a kid too. The last time I rode one was in Intramuros about five years ago.
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the pictures have this kind of vintage feel. very nice. 🙂
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namiss ko ito. I remember riding calesa in Sta. Cruz going to Intramuros 🙂 ang saya! 🙂 nice phots 🙂
My mom and I have tried this when we went to Manila for the first time. Playing the tourist to the hilt. hehehe. I didn’t regret it. especially now that I get to say it in your blog hehehe I’ve posted some pics of our calesa trip on my sunsetmindano blog. 😉
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