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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Melbourne Carriage Tours


One of the horses on a horse-drawn carriage tour in Melbourne CBD.
There are many different horse and carriage styles plus the drivers often dress up too!
These carriage tours are available at weekends and all weekdays throughout the summer school holidays.
They may be boarded in Swanston Street and tour the city main streets.
More information on 12 companies operating these tours may be found HERE!
It costs about $100 carriage hire for half an hour's tour.

Sampling some old ways
Riding a horse drawn carriage
Yesterday's romance




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21 comments:

EG Wow said...

he horse looks so festive in red!

Carletta said...

An image from a fairytale! :)
The first shot in that light captured the plume against the white of the horse beautifully. It really has a magical feel to it.

Patti said...

Horse-drawn carriages are indeed romantic!

Love the bright red feather! I'll bet when you saw it you thought of Ruby Tuesday.

Like Carletta said, it does remind one of a fairy tale.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Gemma, all of the above -- festive, magical and romantic!! Love your captures for the day, so colorful and delightful! It is fairytale time indeed! Wonderful! Have a lovely week!

Sylvia

Gary said...

Wow that's a beutiful rig!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Felisol said...

Summer, horses and a shining red feather, what a thrill.
Ruby Tuesday gives me the best of all possible worlds.

eileeninmd said...

Gemma, a lovely horse drawn carriage. Have you taken a ride? The horses do look festive. Great photo, thanks for sharing.

Arija said...

Pricy but fun and those carriages and horses take a fair bit to maintain. I heard somewhere that the council banned the horse'n carriage that operated in Lygon street, Carlton. I thought it was such a shame as it leant a bit of distinction to the place.

Ralph said...

The clop-clop sounds of the equine's horseshoes on the pavement is a classic one. The horse is stylish in white, and the friendly critter is accepting of the headdress. Looks friendly too, to enjoy the much slower pace from the past, it is worth the price!

Carver said...

Fun way to see the city. I love the look of the horse and the red feather.

LadyFi said...

What a great way to see a town. That first shot is just delightful!

Ebie said...

I have never been on a carriage ride, would love one.

The horse looks so cute and even pretty its red accent!

Maria @ LSS said...

Handsome horse! Happy RT!

Mine's here.

Vienna said...

It's as though he deliberately looked at you for a lovely shot! :)

Robin said...

What a dapper looking horse and a lovely carriage too, a great RT2 find :).

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That first image is just outstanding. The horse, its beautiful...and the feather ever so bright and vibrant. Along with the backdrop...the photo is perfection.

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ascu75 aka Don said...

Hope you gave him a sugar lump. XXX Don

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Leah H. said...

Cool red feathers for the horse:)

Visiting for Ruby Tuesday 2! Hope you can stop by:)

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eden said...

Love the red feathers on the horse. The horse looks cute on it.

Cheoy Lee said...

These are simply classic - I don't think the horse and carriage will ever go out of fashion to be honest.

Cheryl said...

I love these photos and I'll tell you why. The carriage shows just enough detail, grace, and nostalgia for me to feel like I'm walking up to it preparing for a ride. It puts me in a mood of sharing old times.

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