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Preferred mode of transportation

Preferred mode of transportation

These horse-drawn carriages are everywhere in the Old Quarter, and pretty much everybody seems to take them; the ride is reasonably priced and it's a nice way to get an overview of town. When we walked up to the queue of around 10 carriages, I just wanted to look at these particular horses, but the driver's daughter was so nice we decided to take a ride. She took this photograph for us.

Just about all the carriages are white, and the horses usually wear feathers or pompoms or ear warmers and are usually matched up pretty nicely. Most of the streets in the Old Quarter are cobbled, so the horses all have little platforms on their feet, I assume to protect both them and the streets.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/500s f/10.0 at 40.0mm iso200 hide exif
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Date/Time17-May-2012 11:56:51
ModelNIKON D700
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length40 mm
Exposure Time1/500 sec
ISO Equivalent200
Exposure Bias-1/3
White Balance
Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Programaperture priority (3)
Focus Distance

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Tony Dalton13-Nov-2012 02:50
Helen, a lovely photo; crisp and colorful! It certainly looks like a beautiful area.

Chris Spracklen04-Jul-2012 22:14
A superbly sharp and detailed image of this lovely scene, Helen. *V*
alfredo camba jr.22-May-2012 05:45
Beautiful and interesting travel photo! V
Jim Coffman21-May-2012 12:07
This is really wonderful,Helen! I would love to ride around in one of these !
Stephanie21-May-2012 11:32
This reminds me a bit of Cinderella's carriage!
Beautiful image and you both look as though you're having a grand time! V
Colin Storey21-May-2012 10:34
Great to see you and you look as though you are having a great time, wonderful image of the horses and ornate cart. v
fara121-May-2012 09:52
agree for sure and more green as well.v
Graeme21-May-2012 09:51
You both take a geat photo, Helen. Cant think of a better way to travel! BV
Lik the ino too!
marko gregoric21-May-2012 06:35
Very nice. V
woody3421-May-2012 05:28
So beautiful ,what a grand way to travel...they should have those in Canberra..
bill friedlander21-May-2012 00:08
The carriages are beautiful, and the horses outfits are the height of fashion. A lovely way to see the town. V
Isabel Cutler20-May-2012 23:42
I hope they are better cared for than the horses I saw in Charleston, SC.
Walter O. Koenig20-May-2012 23:32
The comfortable, slow and stylish way to see Krakow. Wonderful decorated horses amd a beautiful carriage. Nice to see you. "V"