away for the weekend: 52 photos - unusual - horse in a window

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

52 photos - unusual - horse in a window

I struggled a little with the prompt this week - thought I might have to take a pass. 
I'm not sure how to define unusual - and while I'd like to think that a sink hole in the streets of Boston causing traffic nightmares is unusual - well, really it's not.
(just another normal week, here...)

From my archives -


this horse gazes out of a third floor window in Galena, Illinois -
and, although it's not a real horse, there is still something just a bit disconcerting about it.

I'm thinking there must be a story behind a horse watching the activity from above, 
but Google let me down on this one, so if anyone knows the story -
I'd love to hear it!

I am also very much looking forward to seeing all the "unusual" entries over at
52 photos project

Have a great day!


33 comments:

  1. Well that would stop me in my tracks..very unusual!

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  2. Seeing a horse looking out through the window truly is a unusual sight. If you hadn't said anything I would have thought the horse was the real thing.

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  3. this is lovely shot and unusual and uncanny a horse watching you from a third floor window.

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  4. That certainly is one unusual window scene......curious!

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  5. I think there use to be a horse in an upstairs window in one of the buildings in our downtown. I think it was a doctor's office, they moved out and now the horse is gone.

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  6. That is so very weird...wonder if he is stuffed?? LOL

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  7. LOL I did a double-take just looking at the picture...I can't imagine people actually seeing it in person!!

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  8. That' s a real head scratcher ?

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  9. LOL, too funny. If you ever hear the story, let us know!

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  10. it sure catches your attention! :)

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  11. ok, i am so glad you didn't give up because this is PERFECT for unusual...i love it! how weird it looks!

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  12. Well, I think it might be hard to top your entry...A horse in the window of a building is a bit unusual.....but you have to admit it's kinda fun....

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  13. Well, this caught my eye! I thought the horse was real. LOL Perfect entry for unusual.

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  14. Love the ethereal feeling of this.
    I'd love to know the story.
    Beautifully framed shot!

    Thanks for the welcome back!

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  15. Mr. Ed would be really old by now...maybe that's him in his plush apartment. Love the photo!

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  16. Oh, what a photo!
    I want to invent a fairy tale to (but unfortunately my English is not good enough)

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  17. Hi Denise You shouldn't have told us it wasn't real!!! Looks great unusual.

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  18. Woah, that is quite unusual! And a bit disconcerting as well like you said. Yeesh!

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  19. One would want to take a double take when seeing the horse in the window, quite unusual.

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  20. Well, that sure does make you wonder! That's a great photo! One of my naughty children brought their pony in the house once when I was in the shower and then couldn't get him to leave! Luckily he didn't leave any 'presents'. But when he heard me shriek he sure left in a hurry! Hope you are having a great week. A sinkhole in Boston? Strange things are happening.....xoxo

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  21. Was recently in Galena and definitely missed this horse! It is definitely a bit eerie, and really a cool shot. Glad you didn't pass.

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  22. I have definitely seen this horse in the window. You can see it very well from the "Fried Green Tomatoes" restaurant across the street. I couldn't take my eyes off of it the whole time I was eating wondering the same as you. Sorry, have no clue why it is there.

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  23. Nope -- don't see that every day! :)

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  24. That's downright weird. Thanks! :)

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  25. We love the horse in the window!
    Greetings from RW & SK

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  26. Always good to have a camer a handy to capture unusual moments, especially like this one!

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  27. Yes. . . there definitely must be a story behind this horse installation. And a large elevator.

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  28. that would take me by surprise. i thought it was a real horse! ha ha

    my take for this week's theme is unusual and uncommon for me, at least.

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  29. Great one for this theme! I would definitely say that a horse on the third floor is unusual!

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