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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Horse of Course, in Midtown

NYPD Horse patrol
Photo by myself around 34th Street and 7th Avenue, in Midtown.

Some four-footed and two-footed members of the NYPD posed for me.

The NYPD still uses horses, mostly for crowd control. The crowds are so overwhelming in this area near Penn Station, every day. They help create a living blockade, keeping pedestrians out of the street.

Rounding the corner and encountering these huge creatures is a treat. Each time, I cannot help but stop and say hello.

NYPD horse, NYC
Above, a photo from last year. There are horse lovers here in NYC.

Related posts: Heigh-Ho, Police Line, Do Not Cross and Riding High.

10 comments:

Olivier said...

c'est vrai qu'ils sont sympas, et se laissent prendre en photo. J'aime bien la derniere photo

Abraham said...

Beautiful animals. Horses are among my favorites. Them and dogs.

Sandy, Ooh La Frou Frou said...

I'm a horse-lover too, used to beg for one as a child and was finally lucky enough to have one during my high school years. I can never pass horses up without wanting to touch their fabulous soft noses!

Mike said...

I like horses. They look pretty happy.

Victor said...

Very nice portrait and last year's snap is great too. Well done.

Lily Hydrangea said...

like you can see in your lovely photo, animals seem to bring out the best in people.

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

Great shots, Kitty! There is something magical about seeing police horses. They're at once majestic and friendly. Quite practical too--they do create the living blockade you mention. They also give the officers greater visibility and a speed advantage over pedestrians when needed.

Paz said...

I've been at 34th Street all this week. Yes, there ARE a lot of horse lovers in the city. ;-)

Paz

Leif Hagen said...

Quit horsin' around Kitty and get back to photographing! Ha! I love the monochromatic top cop photo A LOT!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful,lovely and fantastic shot!! Great post !!