AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

H is for Horses

Mostly in the summer season, horses wander Melbourne streets drawing romantic carriages.
They are a major tourist attraction.

Horse-drawn carriages
Romantic streetscape feature
A Melbourne icon

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VioletSky said...

Somehow, I would never had connected Melbourne with horse-drawn carriages. Don't know why, after they have them in NYC.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the beautiful horses. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Roger Owen Green said...

nice looking equines!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Charming haiku.
Madeleine Begun Kane

MaR said...

What a wonderful tradition!!
and great shots.

H is for...

Anonymous said...

I have always been attracted to horse carriages and rides.

PhenoMenon, ABCW team

carol l mckenna said...

Love the horses ~ Fantastic montage for H ~ (A Creative Harbor)

EJ said...

I like their head dress.

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J.Rylie.C said...

THey are pretty.

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Come and see.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I only see horses in the farm over here.

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Ann said...

Horsedrawn carriage rides are so romantic. They look beautiful in their head feathers.

Robin said...

They have them in NY too (and one or two in Tel Aviv recently as well) but they're not nearly as elegantly decked out, no feathers on the head :).

Kranky Granny said...

I love seeing the horse drawn carriages in the cities. But, they are a fading attraction because of all the work involved. I had two sisters that once did this kind of work and they had to haul the horses into and from the tourist area each day because they could not get a permit to house them in the city.



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