Posts Tagged ‘intramuros’

Lamppost

lamppost

Before incandescent lamps, gas lighting was employed in cities. The earliest lamps required that a lamplighter tour the town at dusk, lighting each of the lamps, but later designs employed ignition devices that would automatically strike the flame when the gas supply was activated. The earliest of such street lamps were built in the Arab Empire, especially in Córdoba, Spain.

Date and Time: April 4, 2009 4:32 pm

Location: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

Kalesa

kalesa
The kalesa is basically a horse drawn carriage, it was introduced to the Philippines in the 18th Century by the Spanish. It became one of the modes of transportation in the Philippines, especially for commerce and nobles or officials that could afford it.

The word, also spelled calesa, predates the Spanish conquest and descends ultimately from an Old Church Slavonic word meaning “wheels.”

Date and Time: April 4, 2009, 4:06pm

Location: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

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