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Saturday, April 26, 2008

A View From The Box

No, it's not a new Merchant Ivory film lol. The driver's seat on a carriage is commonly called "the box". A carriage driver named Noel Douglas, quoted in a New York Times article many years ago, said of this singular perch: "It's a fine, high seat on the world." And that sums it up beautifully. This time of year it's exceptional; the blossoming cherry trees in the Park, the spring breezes, the extra frisk in your horse as you trot past the brownstones on the Westside on your way to the park. Very, very special.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

It sounds lovely. I've always wanted to take a carraige ride in NYC and I hope that one day I will be able to. Love the site.

MichaleenFlynn said...

Thanx Jennifer! Hope you get a chance soon to come for a ride. Each season has it's own glories, no matter when you come I'm sure you'll love it.

Horselady said...

Love this blog! I've always wondered about what it's like to drive a carriage. It all sounds so wonderful. Thanks for sharing!