Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Horse-Rings



Horse-rings still exist in Portland--both on residential and business sidewalks. I guess someone thought this ring, across the street from the Pearl Bakery, could stand a little use.

20 Comments:

At 4:45 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

I saw the horse, too. Nice touch...

 
At 2:28 AM, Blogger Eric said...

Great photo! Are you still posting or have you stopped?

 
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At 11:26 AM, Blogger rgpeabody said...

lol. Does one say "how Portland"?

 
At 9:36 PM, Anonymous jon lon said...

one was just installed today (or maybe yesterday) on n. mississippi. much to my little daughters delight, i might add! i have a photo of it, but need to upload it somewhere... probably will stick it on flickr later tonight.

 
At 9:07 AM, Blogger chris.h. said...

'Scuse my ignorance(Im English!) but what is a "horse-ring" and whats it for?
I think Ive just asked a really stupid question havnt I? lol

 
At 7:32 AM, Blogger G Zivny said...

Aha--horse rings are the metal rings at the sidewalk curbs--in old sidewalks they are leftovers from days of old, when people needed to tie up their horses. In newer sidewalks they are purely charming reminders of those days...

 
At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love these horses! I have posted some other pictures here (http://www.federalsustainability.org/horses/horses.htm), in case you are interested. If you know who is putting them out, tell us about it!

 
At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spoke too soon. It is Portland artist, Scott Wayne India (with some more recent help) who has been putting these horses out. Check out his link: http://www.39forks.com/39pages/projects/Horse/HorseMAIN.htm or the article in the "Explore the Pearl" publication http://adserver1.harvestadsdepot.com/portorgonian/ss/045012/

 
At 7:12 AM, Anonymous heather andrews said...

There is another mighty plastic Appaloosa tied up in front of the Delta Cafe at SE 45th and Woodstock!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wildsheepchase/tags/delta/

 
At 12:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone should feel free to jump in and contribute to the project in their own way, to make it theirs. Perhaps decorating the horses differently, putting up new ones, unicorns, etc.

"How Portland" indeed.

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger Kim Upham said...

Here's more information, a whole website in fact, for Portlanders to find out more and get involved in the project.

http://horseproject.home.comcast.net

 
At 12:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone put a poem in a frame near one of the Pearl horses, and a block away another horse had a miniature bale of hay. I love this town.

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger John said...

Very funny. Thanks for sharing.

 
At 10:23 PM, Blogger Kala said...

Interesting post - never seen these before - too bad people do not use horses as muc anymore - that would be fun. =)

 
At 3:01 PM, Anonymous a. said...

that's adorable how somone tied a miniture toy horse to that ring!

great colors, btw.

 
At 3:00 AM, Anonymous Eva said...

Crazy, isn't it!!!
gr eva

 
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