Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Things I See


All over Paraguay, even in down town Asuncion,
horse drawn carts are very common.

Sometimes we even see carts pulled by oxen. One day we were stopped at a busy intersection waiting for the traffic light to change. Next to us was a horse, alone. The horse had become separated from his cart and driver but still stopped politely at the red light.He stayed in his lane and patiently waited for the light to turn green. He then sauntered on down the avenue with the rest of us. Sadly, I had no camera on me that day!

14 comments:

Joy said...

What a well-trained horse to obey all traffic signals.

A very green form of transportion!


Joy

Dawn said...

Great contrast!

Brenda said...

Its such a quaint thing about Paraguay, and so efficient because a lot of them do our recycling.

Findalis said...

The horse is a good idea. They use green fuel, produce a valuable by product, can produce copies of itself, and is edible when it dies.

Nina in Portugal said...

We see those same things here. Often times a farmer has his entire herd of oxen going down the road....you can imagine what's left on the road when they're gone!

Bonnie said...

How funny and amazing that the horse would know to stop!

MaMa Vaughn said...

My Meg and Ty would love that!!=) They love horseys!

Betty said...

Even after so many years, it always amazes me how these poor people manage to get around and that they are totally accepted as a traffic "vehicle"! :)

The Hermit said...

I'd like to have a mule and a wagon. I see people with them up here, but mostly now they are for parades and that kind of thing.

Harry said...

I wish I could train my dogs that well.

Kathy said...

How sweet! I hope he found his owners. Now you know to always have your camera with you.

MightyMom said...

wonder how much they'd want for him??

Webutante said...

It reminds me of China in the 80s. I love seeing what you're seeing, Rita. Love it!

Shilo said...

Wow...amazing that the horse knew to stop!