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.
Bug-eyed monsters of all types decorate this fiberglass fellow.
This elegant steed is appropriately located across the street from an Irish import shop!
Compassion Horse – "Widening our circle of compassion…"
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!
A well-dressed horse in high-buttoned shoes!
Mosaic creates a dappled effect which is enhanced by the sunlight dancing through the trees.
Floral fantasy on this delighful entry!
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