Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Black Horse - downtown Ocala


The above photo by Lois Anne.



I'm quite surprised that the "decorations" on this horse have not been "appropriated" by local vandals. Hopefully, the bad guys will leave this beautiful horse alone.

25 comments:

Gunn said...

It is unique and very very pretty!!
I really hope it will continue to stay like this!
Thanks for sharing.

hamilton said...

Oh, that's funny, I never even noticed these on the previous picture. They do look to be pretty well secured to the horse.

Memphis MOJO said...

Nice detail!

magiceye said...

lovely captures!

maybe there is some myth around the horse keeping the vandals off!!

RedPat said...

I had the same thought when I saw the decorations. Maybe we will be wrong and no one will pry them off!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very nice image and interesting art

Randy said...

I think I would have like it plain with no bling on it.

Elettra said...

Really very special!!

bfarr said...

I really to like the high gloss on this one and the decorations are indeed interesting. Let's hope the vandals leave it alone.

Olivier said...

c'est parfait pour ranger ces montres ;o)
I wish you a happy new year 2012

cieldequimper said...

That's very cool. I wonder how long these will stay on before it's plain so Randy can enjoy it more!

brattcat said...

a timely post. what a creative eye.

Birdman said...

Cool shot. I have a birdhouse covered with small, old watches. It's timeless! hahahaha

EG Wow said...

Such a creative idea to add watch faces and medals. Seems appropriate this time of year.

Rajesh said...

Beautifully decorated horse.
Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Bibi said...

I'm surprised, too, seeing as how they ran off with the quarters on the other horse. This black one is really a Black Beauty.

llandudnopictures said...

The horse certainly has a very glossy coat...

crocrodyl said...

Beautiful! And so interesting decorations.

Giulia said...

Sorry if I write in french...
Cette statue est très belle et très originale.
Great shots, Jacob!

Jarart said...

I like this one a lot! I hope they used good glue.
Happy New Year!

Small City Scenes said...

Truly amazing. MB

JM said...

The vandals were my first thought too. If it was here I believe some of the decorations were already gone. This peaceful country changed so much in the last decades and it's revolting when you think most of the worse crimes are commited by foreigners. We have to thank the 'brilliant minds' of the European leaders who signed the Schengen Treaty = no borders inside the EU...

Hilda said...

I don't know what the artist means to say with his/her choice of decorations, but I like it!

Wishing you and your family a blessed and beautiful 2012.

David Thomas said...

I see in the wiki that Ocala and Marion county are home to a horse show that lasts a couple of months and serious thoroughbred breeding. Home of Affirmed.

We stay in Venice although it has been a couple of years since we were there. Love Florida in general. Sorry about the recent cold spell.

JunieRose2005 said...

This was one of my favorites!

I heard later that this one, also, along with "The Quarter Horse," was vandalized! :(

Junie

"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