Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Your Carriage Awaits

Old Town Scottsdale has a pretty white horse and carriage to take you around the downtown area. I like choosing a horse and carriage to see an area of a city as it gives you a different perspective.  

If you enlarge the photo, you will also note that the carriage driver is feeding her fun-loving dog. The dog and carriage driver are regulars in Old Town Scottsdale.

The horse and carriage stand is right in front of The Yearlings horse statue (yesterday's photo) at the Scottsdale Mall, located at Brown and Main in Old Town.   

23 comments:

Olivier said...

une promenade en calèche, le top du romantisme

a ride in a carriage on top of Romanticism

Vogon Poet said...

A quite stout horse against the slender forms of the monument.
I agree with Olivier...

Carraol said...

A timeless and beautiful shot, love the horses and the carriage looks perfect for a great and romantic ride!

Jim said...

that looks like a nice ride with a loved one.

brattcat said...

The quality of light is so different there. You capture that beautifully. But I also love this composition--the contrast between those "slender forms of the monument" as Vogon Poet so eloquently puts it and the rather plodding little pony waiting to pull the carriage.

JM said...

The carriage is lovely, the spanish balconies are very cute and the horses juxtaposition just great! Very nice composition indeed.

Sharon said...

Now you are going to laugh at me. I don't think I've ever seen the horse and carriage in downtown Scottsdale. I can't imagine why I've never spotted it.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

I too like the contrast between the stout horse and the almost frail carriage ... and the driver and her dog just dots the i :-)

Neva said...

This is a great shot! Ilove the doggie and the horse...what a hoot!thanks for stopping by! I will be stopping your way as well......although I am hoping we are done with the snow now!

Jarart said...

This is a great capture! So many places have these carriages to take people around the area and it's nice to see them even if you don't go for a ride in one.

PJ said...

I just came from a visit from New Orleans where there are carriage rides available. I prefer walking everywhere so I finish the day taking two aspirin and wondering what hit me. I can't explain it, I guess I just hate taking it easy. '~)

Lois said...

How cute! That driver has a delightful way to make a living!

Daryl said...

Lovely blog .. wonderful photos .. Scottsdale is on my list of places I want to visit .. thanks for showing me around and for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments!

Carlos Bentabol said...

BELLA IMAGEN DEL COCHE DE CABALLOS, CON EL MARAVILLOSOS CARRUAJE, NICE PICTURE...

Marie said...

That is a vehicle for lovers. Very romantic!

Clueless in Boston said...

A carriage rid must be high on every tourists list of things to do in Scottsdale. I liked the contrast of the tired looking horse tethered to the carriage against the vibrant running horses behind him.

koala said...

It sounds so :( when you mention all the interesting art you collect and then just add 'European' like it's a small tribe or something.

Jacob said...

The horsey carriages are a wonderful way to really "see" a place. And that looks to be a very nice horse and carriage!

julia said...

To julie from julia: the olde town is appealing.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

A nice romantic ride to do.

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RC6 said...

thnks so much for the visit let's keep in touch and stick around each other. ciao from italy

valeria said...

What a lovely, white, fairy tale carriage! Verona has one carriage too, for a romantic tour of the historical centre...

susieofarabia said...

What a charming addition to the area - and totally unexpected!

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