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Foto Friday: Instagram February 2018

Last month’s Instagram from @rodneyssaga. Previous month [January 2018]

Shedding season hath begun.

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Scrape over eye. Picture of innocence in background.

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Katherine Walcott

Champion City, Guest Photo

“Champion City”
St. Matthew’s
Louisville KY Metro area
Photo by Courtney Huguley

Champion City
Gallopalooza 2009
SPONSOR: City of St. Matthews
ARTIST: Cean Martine
4600 Bowling Blvd, 40207 (Arthur K. Draut Park)
Google Maps

The City of St. Matthews Gallopalooza horse, dubbed “Champion”, a high stepping standardbred (Saddlebred RS) … blanketed with a map of St. Matthews that drapes the horse, this artistic piece details prominent street names and local markers, along with a random collection of vintage photos placed near appropriate locations on the map … local artist Cean Martine … is a printmaker and a believer in community and public art … is quoted as stating that she wanted the horse to be “bright, cheerful and festive”.

City of St. Matthews > Gallopalooza in St. Matthews

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Katherine Walcott

Sunshine in San Diego, Guest Photos

 

As soon as you enter the hotel, you will see the famed horse, Sunshine. This paper-mache horse stood in front of the old Kahle Saddlery Shop for over 79 years, a store that Wyatt Earp himself frequented. When it was eventually demolished, the horse was stored till it found a new home in the lobby of the Horton Grand Hotel.
California Through My Lens – Horton Grand Hotel: A Haunted, Historic San Diego Hotel

Horton Grand Hotel: Our History
Downtown San Diego News – Horton Grand Hotel: Then and now
[Enlarged photo with more readable text of H.O.R.S.E. sign]

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Katherine Walcott

Horses of NYC 2017, Time To Go

Travel photos now. Back to horse news later.
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I was here …

Rockefeller Center


 
… saw this …

 
… went for a closer look.

 

The metal barriers in the middle photo are blocking off part of the street. After a few minutes, the two riders went into the empty space and marched up and down for a photo shoot. I never did find out why.

I watched for a while.

All of New York City at my feet, and I spend 20 minutes looking at horses.

Yup.

Time for me to go home.

[NYC posts page]

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Katherine Walcott

Spotted in NYC 2017 at a Special Place

Spotted working the crowd while the home team idles.
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I finally got my horse to Madison Square Garden.

 

Bucket List – Accomplished
I am grateful for having … Ridden at the National Horse Show … I’m not bitter about the fact that I rode in the National the first year it moved from New York City to New Jersey. Really. Not bitter at all.

[NYC posts page]

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Katherine Walcott

Spotted in NYC 2017

Spotted filling the gap while horses – and people – get back to work after Milton’s surgery.
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Spotted in Times Square

Spotted on the world’s most minimalist bench.

I’ve been wanting to see these murals in person ever since I saw them online [T-Shirts for the Barn]. NYC Subway – Artwork: Alice: The Way Out (Liliana Porter) Finding NYC – Subway Station Art: 50th Street Station


Fearless Girl & Bull photo originally appeared in New York Cliché, Guest Post: Born and Raised a New York Native….But Now? [In Which I Reblog Myself].
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In transit

 

[NYC posts page]

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Katherine Walcott

Horses of NYC 2017, Home Again Home Again Jiggety Jog

Downtime. Catching up on vacation photos. Back to current when there is something to report.
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This is the building I lived in from 4th grade to the middle of 9th grade. As a kid, I lived in seven(?) places, six of which I remember. If you asked me to imagine my childhood home, this is the one that would come to mind. (If you asked me where I grew up after the age of 14, I’d probably say the barn.)

 

NYC Parks: Riverside Park, General Franz Sigel Legible text of second sign.

Jiggety jig or jiggety jog? Say what you want about big data, there are times when the Internet is too cool.

Finally, what is with the ugly, gaping mouths on horse statues? [Horses of NYC 2015]

[NYC posts page]

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott