Sunday, November 02, 2008

Vote Yea Or Neigh

Thereby Hangs A Tail

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Late on Friday I was walking to Flinders Street Station when I noticed this unusual display outside EQ, a Southbank restaurant. You can see the petunias, right? You can see the eye-catching orange umbrella, right? You can see the lights, right?

But you're wondering where the critter is? Yes?

Okay, so let me take you to a different view of the scene. With the Melbourne Cup just around the corner (yes, it really is the race that stops a nation) here's some great advice scribbled on the board beside the display.


Now look at the last shot (below) which is another view of the scene, taken from further east. You can see the umbrella, right? You can see the petunias, right? You can see the board, right? And now you can see the horse as well! But go back to the first picture and you'll see it was there all along.

Did you see it in the first shot? Did you really? Let me know how observant you are ......


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43 comments:

Katney said...

Yes, I saw it in the first shot and wonder if Blogger had rearranged your images as they have been doing lately and you had not noticed. Of course, you notice everything, so that thought was not held for more than two seconds.

GoneBackSouth said...

What a strange place to leave a horse.

lisaschaos said...

I did notice the horsie bottom in the first one. How funny to have to ask the horse. :)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

did you ask the horse? do tell what did he say.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

oh I forget, with the first and then second photo how does one know which end to talk to?

Maggie May said...

The notice is on the other side of the horse?! Is that what you meant?

Maggie May said...

PS.... Course I noticed the horse!

bobbie said...

Yes, I saw the horse's tail in the first one, but thought it was real, and wondered how it had stepped carefully over the petunias.

The Texican said...

I was thinking about the person who would occupy a booth to eat so close to a horse's tail when I viewed your first photo. Thanks for clearing that up with the last shot. Pappy

Moannie said...

Hand on heart...missed the petunias and the lights and thought, trust David to find a horse in a shopping centre.

albertaphotography said...

Yes, honest to goodness, I definitely noticed it immediately. That's a good attention-getter for that business -- unique.

Misty Dawn said...

Yes, I immediately saw it in the first shot, but, I must admit, I thought it was a real horse in the first shot. hehe Hey, I'm observant, just not perfect ;-)

twobarkingdogs said...

they way the photos are showing up in my browser ... there is no sign in the first photo! If its there and y'all see it you have xray vision and/or I'm going blind.

Chuck Pefley said...

Oh yeah, I saw the horse's arse. First thought was political commentary on the US presidential race. :)

Chuck Pefley said...

Excellent advice, by the way. Always check your sources and don't rely on hearsay :)

Shannon H. said...

I saw it in the first shot :) Too Cool!

Rambling Woods said...

I did see the horse, but couldn't tell if it was real or not...
Rambling Woods

fishing guy said...

David: I don't know how you could miss that big tail. Very funny today.

Ladynred said...

haha I saw the first and the last horse

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Yea. I can always spot a horses' rear end.:)

Lilli & Nevada said...

yes i saw it right off, i think it would be kind of hard to miss having the back end of a horse to look at, i do like the view from your last shot better though.
The sign is a bit Odd though maybe it can go on Katney's Odd shot on Monday. LOL

AppleDebbie said...

I thought it was a real horse in the top photo. The horse actually looks very lifelike in the second photo too! I love the colors of the flowers and the umbrella... very nicely done!

Merisi said...

The horse's back and tail was the first thing I saw, I swear.
Simply couldn't miss it. *chuckle*
(I can annoy people to no end with things I can see, or jokes I try to tell. Oh well, better stop right here!)

Jules said...

I did, I did see the horse!!!

To answer your question. No idea!!! I won't even make the luncheon - too much work!!!!

Lavinia said...

I saw the horse right off. I like that name "Flinders". I think there is a famous ship by that name.

Neva said...

AT first glance the horse looks real! Nice shots....

leslie said...

Honestly, all I noticed right away was the horse's tail! Everything else was after that.

Deb said...

I did notice the horse's rear but I didn't know what a horse was doing under an umbrella. I believe my first thought was 'What the heck has David found now?' Interesting shot as usual! Enjoy your day.

A Blog In The Rough said...

I saw the horse's umm butt and I was feeling sorry for whomever had to sit at the table facing the horse's rear, having to look at it the entire time!

~~tonya~~ said...

Yep--saw it. Funny!!

{i}Post said...

I got it right away! Love your critter today!

Sandi McBride said...

I really did see it in the first shot...I was wondering where the rider was...thought it was real, so not quite that observant...great shot, lovely colors and I love a horse race...
Sandi

Rhea said...

I was worried it was JUST a horse bottom and nothing else. lol Cute photo.

Shellie said...

I did, I did see the horse! But it was kind of like it popped into the picture after noticing the petunias first.

quilly said...

What Bobbie said -- the horse was immediately apparent. What I wondered about was who was cleaning the flowers after ...

ratmammy said...

but of course i saw that critter in the first picture!! plain as day... nice post!

alicesg said...

From your first photo, I thought it was a real horse...lol. Very interesting photos to bring to our attention. Have a nice weekend.

SandyCarlson said...

That was fun, David. I missed it the first time but enjoyed your explanation. Thanks.

Hilary said...

There's a horse in the first photo???

Nah, I'm just messing with you. Saw it immediately. ;)

babooshka said...

A horse of course, but not Mr Ed.

Gretchen said...

I chose a horse for my entry today, too. Mine is moving though. :)

CrazyCath said...

I really really saw it David. I mean, knowing you, and that was a critters post, kind of gave me a clue... ;0)

Therese said...

But tied to the umbrella!!!