A great photo for the theme for this week's Sepia Saturday. It's sharp, it's funny, it has mystery and it's very detailed. We Sepians have a lot to choose from. I was tempted to go for the driver of the coach peering around the corner to see what is going on. I was tempted by the loads of luggage. But in the end it was the combination of horses and vehicles that won out.
The following photos are a miscellaneous collection from my albums. All were taken in Victoria in Australia, and show horses pulling various types of carts and wagons used in the country. How long does it take to get a horse and cart ready for transport? And then, at the end of the day, it has to be done in reverse. Such a lot of work.
|Spring cart outside the Commercial Hotel, Mitiamo|
|A wagonload of loose rye grass being stacked on the Alford's farm at Mologa, 1941.|
|Various carts and wagons at Kooloonong. Dave Larkin is in a spring cart, smoking his pipe.|
About eight years ago we visited a very popular tourist site in Ballarat called Sovereign Hill. It is a reconstructed gold mining town. These three photos were taken on that day. I'm always surprised that horses stand so patiently when they are in harness.
I suggest you clip clop on over to Sepia Saturday to see some more fabulous old photos.