Wednesday, February 1, 2012

City Daily Monthly Theme Day: Animals

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Veterans Parade 13 (Horse Laugh)

Hmm. What kind of animal would you associate with St. Louis? A baseball cardinal or football ram? Perhaps the pigeons in Kiener Plaza or a weasel sucking up real estate redevelopment tax credits.

For us locals the choice is clear: the Anheuser-Busch team of huge Clydesdale horses pulling an old-fasioned Budweiser beer wagon. They have been around for many decades and appear at all sorts of public events. And they're always accompanied by a dalmatian sitting by the wagon drivers. What's more, they seem to have a broad sense of humor and enjoy a good horse laugh.

The first three pictures could have been exposed better. Wicked backlight.

You can view the animal traits of all the City Daily Photo members participating in theme day by clicking here.

Veterans Parade 12 (Wagonmasters)

Veterans Parade 11 (Budweised Clydesdales)

Veterans Parade 17


17 comments:

Jilly said...

Magnificent horses. Love that first shot. Interesting they have a dalmation as they used to run behind the wheels of the carriages. That's what they were bred for.

Olivier said...

une belle histoire d'amour commence, bien vu la première photo.
Et en effet : GO GIANTS

cieldequimper said...

Shire horses are my favourites, these are soooo beautiful!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh these Clydesdale's are magnificent Bob, what a wonderful moment you've captured in the top picture, love the Dalmatian sitting there so proudly! Great set of images.

Nathalie said...

Yes backlight isn't easy to manage but your photos were worth posting anyway. The top one is great fun!

Bibi said...

As a kid, I loved horses and especially Clydesdales. The two in the first photo look like they've just shared a joke.

Lúcia said...

The first photo made me smile. :)

VP said...

A fine set of pictures, each one is really great!

brattcat said...

hooray, mr. c, wonderful choices for theme day.

patty said...

love those horses!

Kate said...

These wonderful creatures are a favorite at the Minnesota State Fair, and justly so. They are truly magnificent!

JM said...

What a great timing and perfect shot on top!

William Kendall said...

They are magnificent horses indeed! Terrific shots!

I love the posture of the Dalmatian. Very stoic and dignified.

Francesca said...

Spectacular pictures, the horses are so cute! I am following you from Rome, Italy.

Jack said...

Yup, it has to be the Clydesdales. Your top photo is a winner.

Khaos said...

Excelente reportaje y unas fantásticas fotografías...¡¡enhorabuena!!.

Saludos.

Sally said...

Your choice of top animal in StL is right on target with the magnificent Clydesdales (and sp0t-on with the dalmatian). Great pictures; thanks Bob!