Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sado Horse-Drawn Cart and Gedung Sate

HORSE CART IN FRONT OF GEDUNG SATE copyrights Eki Akhwan

This "sado" or horse-drawn cart is still used as a means of transportation in some parts of greater Bandung area, but not in this part of the city where I took this photograph: Jalan Diponegoro (Diponegoro Street) right in front of the Gedung Sate (West Java's gubernatorial office mansion). This "sado" might have been brought here for a parade or carnival, although it doesn't look like that it's being prepared for it.

12 comments:

alaya said...

we posted a photo of horse carriage too 2 days ago.

bitingmidge said...

Much safer than taking a taxi I'm sure!

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JM said...

The sado is really cool! Also like the building with the oriental roof type in the background.
Your previous architectural photos are awesome!!!

Virginia said...

In my city, I would welcome this transportation. Far better than what we have here. Thanks Eki and another Happy Anniversary!

Rambling Woods said...

Learned something new Eki..There is something relaxing about taking a carriage ride...

Ηλίας Θαλάσσης said...

Καλημερα.ΕΙΝΑΙ ΟΙΚΟΛΟΓΙΚΟ

Ηλίας Θαλάσσης said...

ευχαριστώ θα τα ξανά πούμε

Jilly said...

What a beautiful carriage - and horse. Without the car I'd think I was back in day of old. I clicked on the image - to enlarge it - but a message came up saying I didn't have permission to view??

And I wanted to thankyou so much for your comment on Menton yesterday. I learned so much from that and have now cropped the mountains. Really most helpful. I so appreciate the advice. And Chuckeroon from Richmond Daily Photo agreed with you.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like to see these kinds of carts to convey people about as long as the animals are well cared for. Nice capture, Eki.

I have been to places in the south like Savannah, Georgia where that is the one most popular way to see the popular historical homes and squares in the city.

Hilda said...

We still have some horse-drawn carriages too (we call them "kalesa" in Tagalog— our Spanish heritage peeking out this time), but only in certain areas in the City of Manila. They're mostly used by tourists in the old, walled city of Intramuros, the seat of the Spanish colonial government.

Mo said...

Great capture. I guess in the city they are for tourists now.

gadhogadho said...

I heard they've banned the horse carriage at Monas. How unfortunate because I believe it's a unique way of travelling around the vast Monas compound.

Di Bandung di panggil Sado ya? If i'm not mistaken, it's called delman here in Jkt.