Kalesa in the Metro
Where in Metro Manila can you still find public utility kalesas? Not counting the kalesas in Intramuros and Luneta which are basically for tourist sight-seeing, authentic kalesas that you can hire to take you to where you want go ply CM Recto Avenue going to Divisoria.
The horses that pull the carts are brave indeed to run side-by-side Manila’s monster jeepneys (and monster drivers). But as if the horses have a choice. I pity the horses, really. They weren’t made for what have become dank roads of Metro Manila. But just the same, it’s a joy to see them around, however struggling they’ve become.
I was in Divisoria last Sunday and I took this photo of a kalesa while the horse was lunching.