June 27, 2011

Yellow Wheels

Vienna, 2011

Visitors to Vienna can hop on a horse-drawn carriage and get a guided tour around this beautiful historic city. The old-fashioned carriages can be found parked on Stephansplatz I introduced earlier, right beside the famous cathedral.

There are people who oppose the use of horses for this purpose, no matter how well the animals are treated or protected by laws. In New York City, for instance, a bill has been introduced to ban them. 

What is your view on this topic? Is this an issue close to your heart, either way? The newly wedded couple of Britain greeted their well-wishers in a royal carriage. Was that a sweet nod to tradition or just painfully old-fashioned? Or does it matter at all?

These bright yellow wheels join Mellow Yellow Monday.

13 comments:

imriz said...

how interesting color for carriage (wooden) tires:). i sooo missed visiting Intramuros.

Kala said...

I'd love to tour Vienna one day by horse-drawn carriage. As long as the animals are cared for properly, I don't see what the problem is.

Birdman said...

What do people love to do most of all in life? That's easy... complain about something, anything. It makes their life complete, I guess. hahaha

Halcyon said...

Vienna is one place I haven't visited yet. What a lovely buggy. A perfect way to see the city, I'm sure!

Andrea said...

nice color of caleza, have you seen those in Binondo?

Genie said...

My girlfriend and I rode in a horse drawn carriage like this one in Rome...it was such fun after many hours of walking and sightseeing. The yellow wheels really do stand out. Great capture. Genie

Nora said...

I think if the horses are treated well, and their wellbeing is taken care of, there should be no problem. As long as they are not abused.

EG Wow said...

I'm not interested in taking a ride through the city in a horse-drawn carriage BUT I see no problem if other people want to as long as the horses are well cared for.

Kim, USA said...

I like to take a ride on this one. I saw this kind of horses, geezz they are so huge!!

MYM

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My opinion? Working animals like to work as long as they're well-treated. What are they going to do when they lose their job? (I'm only half facetious here).

Lovely picture.

eileeninmd said...

I do think most working horses are use to working. And I agree as long as they are treated well and not abused. Great capture of the yellow wheels for MYM!. Have a great week!

Pat Tillett said...

Some people need to find something that is really worthy to complain about.
It's a great and romantic way to sight see. If the horse is cared for, there is no problem...

JM said...

Great contrast to the really black horses.