Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Carretto Siciliano


Horse, again! I took this photo a few days ago. The Fieracavalli is now finished but last saturday many, many carriages came all the way from the Exhibition Centre, to Piazza Bra. It was a great show, believe me. My daughter's favourite one was this, the Carretto Siciliano: the most typical sicilian cart. I don't know the history of this sophisticated mean of transport but I can say that it has a very peculiar paintwork that includes the wheels! It is stunning!

7 comments:

Migs CFL fan said...

I can see why it was your daughters favourite. Great pic. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Katney said...

It looks like the horse has a similar paintjob!

Hilda said...

Oh wow, that's fabulous! And the designs look like they tell a story too!

Sounds like you and your daughter had a great time!

nobu said...

It's gorgeous.

I think that white horse is a little shy.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh my gosh, how beautiful is that?

But how does the horse see? His eyes are covered by the decorative patches.

Lost in Sicily said...

Now that is a Sicilian carretto! Living in Sicily you rarely see such carts out and about. Once in Monreale near Palermo there was a man with a cart not half as elaborate as this one. I took a good photo of my parents who were visiting with it and the old man was so nice about it.

ruma2008 said...

The joy of people reaches me lively.

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