Carousel Horses on the Loose, Oak Park, IL – Photo Essay

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Oak Park, Illinois is renowned as having a large number of Frank Lloyd Wright homes and one of his studios. There is also a large artistic enclave. But in summer 2007, Oak Park is the site of a street exhibition of carousel horses!

This horse features musical instruments all over the animal.

 

 

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Bug-eyed monsters of all types decorate this fiberglass fellow.

 

 

 

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This elegant steed is appropriately located across the street from an Irish import shop!

 

 

 

 

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Compassion Horse – "Widening our circle of compassion…"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is truly a horse of mythic proportions – he is loaded with heroes of epic Hollywood tales, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kirk Douglas, Lucy Lawless and Lou Ferrigno!

 

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A well-dressed horse in high-buttoned shoes!

 

 

 

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Mosaic creates a dappled effect which is enhanced by the sunlight dancing through the trees.

 

 

 

 

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Floral fantasy on this delighful entry!

 

 

 

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The puzzle horse

 

 

 

These are a few of the horses on display in downtown Oak Park, Illinois. Eventually they will be auctioned for charity. For now, they are a source of delight to anyone walking around the area.

 

© Mary Beth Magee 2007

 

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New Orleanian by birth; born again Christian by God's grace; eldest of four sisters; Irish and Sicilian ancestry, with a little Native American; neither city girl nor country girl, but a blend of both; eclectic tastes; former Realtor(R), but I keep my li

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