Looks like this poor horse has been excluded from the conversation, probably because these gentlemen were having some fun at his expense. I didn’t get close enough to hear the exchange, but I’m sure it went something like this…
So, a policeman in the city stops a man in a car with a horse in the front seat.
"What are you doing with that horse?" He exclaimed, "You should take it to the farm."
The following week, the same policeman sees the same man with the horse again in the front seat, with both of them wearing sunglasses. The policeman pulls him over.
"I thought you were going to take that horse to the farm!" The man replied, "I did… but we had such a good time, we’re now going to the park!" :)
Jokes aside, these horse-drawn carriages are actually a wonderful way to experience the beauty of Central Park. As one of New York City’s well known activities, the rhythmic clip-clop from these rides offers a respite from the hustle of everyday life…and can also be quite romantic for a happy couple.
Just another daily life moment that caught my attention amidst the plethora of sights and sounds of Manhattan's busy streets.
Thanks for stopping by.
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serp2000 (37457) 2014-07-11 22:35
This scene brings us to XIX century. ))) Funny story, thanks for my morning smile. Yes, I know similar story with a penguin.
When we had have a meeting with Brenda, I remember the numerous carriages in the Park. But usually I like to walk by feet. This is not my cup of tea)
Have a great weekend ahead!
emka (72206) 2014-07-11 23:09
Hello Jason, I am sure that it would be a romantic ride with such a carriage in Central Park, something like go in gondola in Venice. But it is not meant for lonely travellers :) (too expensive haha). In many places in my last trip - in Spain and in Vienna - I saw many such scenes. But I prefer to see (and smell) the roses. Specially in the evening. Amusing scene and as always funny story, I love to read them.
ikeharel (51455) 2014-07-11 23:28
A marvelous photo collected.
The conversation between those men seem as flamboyant or maybe too enthusiastic, but not make a whole different for the horse stood patiently listening...
What makes this pic. so great? is the fact you managed a fine allocation over pic. space, while all participants draw attention, and that's including the horse.
Lovely. Have a nice weekend,
jemaflor (79958) 2014-07-11 23:30
A scenery well presented, good angle and good quality for the shot, light, colors and brightness, tfs.
fabbs99 (15675) 2014-07-11 23:49
Excellent shot of the horse carriage.Very attractive capture in great contrasts and colors.Excellent POV.TFS.
jhm (134440) 2014-07-12 0:43
These picture would also in Bruges Belgium can are with the conversations between carriage people.
I have with your joke nice laughter, I must me this remain remember for the men in Bruges, this are friends of me.
Lovely composition, nice presentation.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
timecapturer (44389) 2014-07-12 3:46
Hello Mr Cee
nice shot of this slice of everyday NYC life. I love these horse drawn carriages they are such an iconic feature of this part of the City. Trotting around Central Park in one of these is a must for any visitor, although I have to admit I did not do it on my short stay in the Big Apple. Another "CCCC" (Cowling Candid Character Classic). I only have one horse joke, and guess what? Yep - it is not repeatable here…………….
Enjoy your weekend - BeeDee
marabu61 (7213) 2014-07-12 5:53
This is such an archetypical scene from around Central Park that one doesn't even need to look at the location information to place this. You captured here an intimate moment of the carriage drivers having a chat and waiting for the tourists. that surely will soon start to arrive.
have a great weekend
Noel_Byrne (20073) 2014-07-12 5:55
Urban horses, a great addition to any city and I always like to see these old style carriages around the place, nice contrast to the cars and buses belching out pollution. He has lovely color in him too, but he does look really bored. Probably knows they are laughing at him, but Im sure he'll have the last laugh, the driver should remember where he sits :)
Love your joke too, here's another
A man in a movie theater notices what looks like a horse sitting next to him. "Are you a horse?" asked the man, surprised. "Yes." "What are you doing at the movies?" The horse replied, "Well, I liked the book."
Also, carriage conversations sounds like an 18th century version of that tv show taxicab conversations. Imagine, people showing their ankles and not knowing they were being filmed!
Have a great saturday.
Sergiom (53733) 2014-07-12 6:15
De toute façon, il semble carrément se foutre de la conversation et demande juste un petit peu de repos et peut-être aussi d'un peu d'eau. Le cheval semble quand même très solide sur ses pattes. Un bien beau moment bien saisi.
holmertz (36429) 2014-07-12 6:40
It's great with pictures where something is obviously going on. You just don't know what, but they set your imagination going. This is clearly one of those pictures. I wouldn't be surprised if the horse was thinking that those men were just talking a lot of sh** and was considering a stinking reply. Jokes apart, this is a nicely cropped photo where every part of the view is well filled, there is a great human touch (including the horse) and nice colours.
Enjoy your weekend,
ourania (25508) 2014-07-12 8:24
it looks like the gentleman standing on the carriage is relating some very interesting news, out of the horse's mouth:) The other three look very interested and captivated. I like very much how you focused on this scene with the framing and perspective you chose as well as with the excellent clarity and intriguing closeness. The colours are natural and delightful, the tranquility of the atmosphere challenged only by the intrigue of the conversation. I've seen such scenes so many times but with taxi and bus drivers:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
cornejo (27421) 2014-07-12 12:20
Hi Jason, good view of this interesting scene of daily life, very well captured in this good and interesting photograph. Interesting picture with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Nicou (115244) 2014-07-12 21:48
quelle image et compo superbe vue et captageil tire la calèche et ces personnage toujours magique de ce promener en calège.
Bravo et amitié
mirosu (12270) 2014-07-13 5:55
I'm still not back (referring to you comment). Still travelling (this will take till middle of October) with not always perfect access to internet, that why my reduced activity here.
But I should comment your photo. What to say? Excellent close up snapshot. Superb exposing. Vertical arrangement with all the details is perfect. I like that you have also included the nice street light in the frame.
Very well done.
rbassin (15834) 2014-07-13 11:10
une très bonne composition, bon cadrage vertical et scène intéressante.
Il y a de bonnes couleurs.
Cricri (100305) 2014-07-13 11:40
Hello ami du désert
Oh je pense que le cheval est content de s'arrêter et ainsi se reposer un peu, il se fou de la conversation et il a bien raison :-) en tout les cas c'est une belle scène de vie mise en image
Bon je te laisse, ce soir je vais soutenir "Maria" :-)
worldcitizen (6409) 2014-07-13 15:48
This horse looks bored with whatever the conversation is! It's a fun capture, and I like top hats worn by some of the drivers. I don't know if this has made news in other cities, but since we got a new mayor last January there's been a raging debate about whether or not to do with away with these horse-drawn carriages. The mayor actually wants them gone, and might try to pass some legislation to that end, but the owners and many New Yorkers and tourists alike want the horses to stay. We'll have to wait and see what happens. As long as the horses are well cared for and not made to work in extreme conditions, I'd like them to stay. :-)
mcmtanyel (10041) 2014-07-13 21:49
Ha ha ha, I know this one in its variant: Replace the horse with a zebra, the farm with the zoo and the park with the movies.
I enjoy watching these horse drawn carriages from a distance or in photographs. Getting too close to one in real life does not agree with my olfactory receptors. So, thanks for this insulated exposure.
Royaldevon (25884) 2014-07-14 8:57
I know I'll be entertained as well as see some visual delights!!!
Okay ... A racehorse owner takes his horse to the vet. “Will I be able to race this horse again?,” he asks
The vet replies: “Of course you will, and you’ll probably win!”
I didn't have any horse jokes about walking on the pavement!
Lots of sharp details and bright colours.
The horse leads naturally right into the shot, whilst the lamppost makes a great blocker.
I remember the pleasure I had just strolling through Central Park. There were musicians, dancers and singers, as well as the carriages!
Have a lovely day,
nikkitta (12742) 2014-07-14 12:30
Hola Jason, desde las pampas
An scene almost full of history, lately I have seen less and less of this horse carriages and more and more tricycles,good, well taken scene and funny story to preceded it
About the scene,well composed one with some touches of blue:)) as well as the man inn red ,must be the porter of some hotel
Always like to enjoy the park walking, resting at a kiosk selling hot dogs just near the big pool
Well dome for a man of the desert
Cheers without dust
Was waiting some special pic from France today
Time over for the Cup
Till 2018 and thanks for your enthusiastic support
- Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) (11038)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Exposure: f/2.5, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Horses around the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-11 22:05