Made from stone and ash from Mount Pinatubo, Philippines.

Made from stone and ash from Mount Pinatubo, Philippines.

Made from stone and ash from Mount Pinatubo, Philippines.

This cast-stone “calesa” is made from stone and ash from Mount Pinatubo, Philippines.
“Calesa” sometimes called a karitela is a horse-driven calash (carriage) found 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. wikipedia

14. September 2008, 18:58 Posted in: Family & Home, Nature