Sunday, May 3, 2009

White horse for sale


When we moved to Ocala, we noticed Gallery Square right away. A very good looking building on Silver Springs boulevard, it was used as an art gallery, an exhibition hall and for other special events.

Alas, the economic turmoil has taken its toll and Gallery Square has closed. The owners are selling off some of their art collection and this white horse was located out front of the building, perhaps to attract an interested buyer.

I know it doesn't measure up to the sculptural excellence of Europe, but hey, it ain't bad for Florida!

34 comments:

Katmom said...

Sadly, way to many wonderful establishments are disappearing due to our grey Economic situation...

Bergson said...

I have not a house so big for buy this

explain Manifest

Tash said...

I wonder who will buy it. I like the angle of the shot.

Olivier said...

on dirait qu'il a des ailes aux sabots, pour mieux s'envoler et reprendre sa liberté. Sculpture imposante
they would say that he has wings in hoofs, to fly off better and take back his freedom. Imposing sculpture

Laurent said...

Comment from Europe : I agree it's not bad Florida !

Jackie said...

I'm guessing it's a bit big for most European gardens too! I hope they manage to recoup some of their costs though - this is such a difficult time.

cieldequimper said...

I'm sure there's a mythical reference here but d... I can't find it. Pegasus... Maybe... I'll have to think about it all afternoon now...

Antjas said...

So, did you buy it?

Jacob said...

Well, after careful consideration, we decided not to...it's huge!

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - Let me know if you figure it out...

Cezar and Léia said...

Lovely horse! I would like to have a "real"one!

Steffe said...

How much is it?

B Squared said...

Unfortunately, I think we are going to see a lot more of these closings.

Jacob said...

@ Steffe - I don't have a clue; there was no price tag on it...I'm sure it was for sale, but I think was more of a "come-on" for people driving by...to catch their eye and get them to come in and see what else was being sold...

Vogon Poet said...

Pegasus has its wing on the back (it is the symbol of Tuscany). Probably those wing-like 'devices' are intended only to strenghten the statue, so narrow there...

Jacob said...

@ Bergson - thanks for the link. That's pretty much what I thought, but your link provided a good history lesson re: Manifest.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Maybe a bit to large for my balcony :-) But a great shot of a great white horse.

Lois said...

Too bad this place has closed. The horse is magnificent though!

Halcyon said...

Aww... I hope he finds a good home!

Jarart said...

Good idea to put this out front, it would draw me in.

PJ said...

Right now I see businesses closing AND new ones opening up. There's no pattern to it.
The 100 Strangers Project is on Flickr and I've signed up for it put haven't postedthere, just on my CDP blog. The rules are: you ask a stranger if you can photograph them, you exchange names, and then you create a portrait that conveys something about them as an individual. I've been pleasantly surprised how much fun it is and how much more interested in portraiture I've become.

cieldequimper said...

OK, I now believe it's a fake Pegasus.

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - You're so funny! What makes a Pegasus a fake? ;-)

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

Lovely photo and a beautiful sculpture.

Marie-Noyale said...

May be another restaurant could be interested!!

Jacob said...

Marie-Noyale - I think the plan is to tear it down and build something else, but I don't know what...

Dusty Lens said...

I've heard of the Trojan horse, not the Ocala Horse. Sad to see the economy is still spiraling downward.

cieldequimper said...

Well, after thinking long and hard all afternoon AT WORK of all places, I think the artist got it wrong OR made his very own kind of Pegasus.

Joy said...

The horse doesn't seem to want to be sold! It may grow wings and just fly away.

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Jacob said...

@ Ciel - My goodness! You have exerted yourself way too much, AT WORK, no less! But I think you're right...the artist did his own thing without any real reflection on the mythical stuff.

Have a great day. And stop thinking to hard at work. ;-)

BeachILike said...

Aww, I think we are going to see a lot more of these closings. Let's hope world economics get improving soon.

Have a great day.
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Ram N (Chennai DailyFoto.wordpress.com) said...

The Trojan?

J & J Paints said...

Really Beautiful

Alaska said...

Since we are talking about selling a horse, click on 'horses for sale'. If you are wanting to sell something other than a horse, you can come back to this page later and list it then.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson