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Horses 11 May 2019 12:43 #200514

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190428Su Melbourne 'Herald Sun' - Royal Ascot (UK).

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Camels 20 Oct 2019 10:28 #203650

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From an article explaining the many other attractions of the area, with climbing now banned.
I have climbed (twice), but found Kata Tjuṯa (Olgas) to be more interesting to explore.
As I have noted in other camel posts: Camels look exotic in advertisements in travel supplements, but are exceedingly uncomfortable to ride.

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From the Melbourne 'Herald Sun' travel supplement.

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This one isn't a tourist gimmick; it is the normal taxi. When I stayed there in 1992, I used one from the hotel to the railway station.
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Horses 18 Dec 2019 08:50 #205041

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Here are some serious house removals. Includes some steam tractors and bullocks,
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The next group.

I really love the one with the horses operating the capstan winches to drag the building up the hill. Time was no object and it would have taken days to inch it up the hill. It would have taken 200 horses to pull it directly up the slope but two horses can do the job with the right gear.

Wonder how they are anchored. Probably with big pins driven between the cobblestones into the road. I imagine Sydney City Council would be OK with that these days.

The muddy street scene is wonderful. The Boston Cafe will need a new sign after he goes by. Probably the owner in shirtsleeves yelling at the driver who is completely ignoring him. Nothing is new - the dickhead driver of the other cart has driven into the fray just the same as you see idiots today blocking ambulances and heavy trucks trying to turn.

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And more again

The one with the Mack is a ripper. I suppose those sloping boards on the roof are to let the power lines slide up and over.
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Here are some close-ups of those house removalists winches or whims.
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And a few more


Think how slow the ferry would be across this river with the horse only taking up a few feet each circle on the winch. let us be generous and say the length of rope taken up each turn is a quarter of the horse track distance (looks a lot less than that). This means the horse would have to cover the distance across the river 4 times to get the ferry across. Certainly no change out of half an hour!
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Horses 18 Dec 2019 11:22 #205049

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I'll have to hunt for my photo of a horse whim on Deal Island (Bass Strait, Tas.). There was an incline from the landing jetty to the level with the lighthouse cottages, worked by whim. I called by in a sailing ship in 2017, but my camera failed. Other passengers supplied me with replacements.

Today: From a tourist advertisement.
191113W-Melbourne'HeraldSun'-Russia-horse.carriage-ss.jpg
Later edit: a third view, less damaged than the others.

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