Friday, October 8, 2010

Horse Power

I snapped this photo on Malioboro Street in Yogyakarta near the train station. I was sitting in a becak -- which was moving -- as was the horse -- making for the photo that you see above.  Horse-pulled carriages are a popular way to get around Yogyakarta -- competing with becaks -- bicycle-powered carriages.

I loved the hypnotic click-clack of the horse's shoes on the asphalt -- and when I closed my eyes on that particularly hot and humid day -- and listened to the tiny bells on the horse's harness -- I imagined being in a horse-drawn sleigh -- somewhere in Russia -- on a cold, snowy day.

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