Fiaker

fiaker

12 February 08

When tired of walking, tourists get to see Vienna by bustouring, boat rides or by the 'Fiaker,' a calesa with (most of the time) open carriage. This reminds me so much of the Philippines, as my grandma would tell us grandkids that before the cars they used to travel long distances only by foot and later by calesa. Now, these carriages have evolved to a Classic vehicle among many cities.

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Fiakers can also be rented for special occasions most especially weddings. More info here.

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10 comments

  1. Beautiful horses and buildings. I would enjoy this transportation in warmer weather.

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  2. What Fun! That pair of horses look like their trotting right a long. Nice composition!

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  3. Me too rambling_round...haven't taken a ride for a long time too. =)

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  4. Thanks Chuck...Now that you pointed it out, I noticed each of their foot does synchronize.

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  5. This is a beautiful way to see any city.

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  6. Yes sir, and refreshing when the summer heat is too much...cold breeze is good. Thanks for dropping by, Abe.

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  7. This is a lovely way to see around a city. We loved the ones in Chania, Crete when we were there. You can see so much and the speed of travel is just right - and people look at you - you feel like royalty.

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  8. That's true Gerald, I wonder why people get drawn to it...I sometimes also stare when I see one passing by.

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  9. These photos are just lovely, what a gorgeous way to see the city.

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  10. Thanks d in d...Surely a refreshing way to tour.

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