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Zermatt's local transport

By TrevBatWCC    
As previously mentioned, Zermatt is a car-free town, but there are these horse-drawn carriages to transport you around at a leisurely pace. The lead image was taken on Bahnhofstrasse shown in my previous upload. The first version is of ones parked up awaiting for custom just outside the railway station. There are also many taxis, with V2 again being outside the railway station, close to the horses & carriages; V3 is of one down by the riverside. They were quite unique, as they were more like tiny buses than the more traditional taxis (compare the size in V3 to the parked bicycle). Zermatt's not a large town, about less than 2 km from one end to the other and around km across, so it's not a long walk from one part of the town to another. They seemed to be used for transporting holidaymakers staying in Zermatt, along with their luggage, from the railway station to their hotels.

Many thanks to Norm (Owdman) for his User Award on my previous upload, Bahnhofstrasse , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Street Horses Transport Switzerland Taxis Zermatt Carriages

Voters: colijohn, Sylviwhalley, RonnieAG and 37 more

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28 Sep 2019 11:12AM
Great captures full of interest and atmosphere and so well cared for.

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RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
28 Sep 2019 11:18AM
An excellent set of images from this scenic spot and showing off the methods of permitted transport,,,,,,,,,foot, hoof, carriage and electric vehicles. Car free zone......heaven. Beautiful shots, Trev.
cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 30 Northern Ireland
28 Sep 2019 11:32AM
Take it you didn't have your bucket with you? 😁😁😁

Great shots 😁
Toobi_Won 8 77 7 England
28 Sep 2019 11:46AM
Super set yet again, Trev, surprisingly clean roads, considering the number of one or two horse power vehicles Smile
V1 for me.
Ted447 Plus
7 216 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2019 12:23PM
Great set. Ted. GrinGrin
28 Sep 2019 12:27PM
to mention just two: horse manure sacks/receptacles are quite effective in keeping the pavements clean and i love those funny taxicabs
28 Sep 2019 12:28PM
Great set Trev! The lead shot a smal favorite!
An excellent set of images
28 Sep 2019 1:14PM
Fine set Trev, love v.1 with slow transport vehicles 🙂

Dave 🙂
saltireblue Plus
9 10.3k 52 Norway
28 Sep 2019 4:09PM
Presumably all those taxis are electric-powered? The horse and carriages would make more noise than them!
Owdman Plus
4 6 9 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2019 5:34PM
Love the lead image Trev,
28 Sep 2019 5:41PM
A great set of images.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
28 Sep 2019 8:37PM
Looks about right Trev and seems to fit in with the local scenery.
28 Sep 2019 11:12PM
Beautiful capture Trev, my Fave goes to the lead and to version 1 Smile

Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2019 12:44AM
The lead is ecologic and a great provider of garden manure...
Good set Trev! Isabel GrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2019 1:55AM
Four fine photos.
29 Sep 2019 10:40PM
some interesting modes of transport here Trev , the lead is my fav but all excellent
30 Sep 2019 8:38PM
Excellent Trev..Lin
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2019 4:30PM
Interesting transport Trev - but nothing beats the horses for me

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