Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Darlinghurst, mounted police

These mounted police are on patrol in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst, waiting to cross Oxford Street at Taylor Square. The forerunners of Sydney's mounted police force were formed in 1825 making them older than the Canadian Mounties and therefore the oldest continuous mounted police unit in the world. I snapped this on Christmas Eve which explains why the horses look so festive with their red antlers and blue tinsel decorations.

28 comments:

  1. Hi Jim
    molto bella questa immagine...
    un perfetto connubio di antico e moderno insieme.
    Buona giornata.
    Myriam

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  2. We don't have mounted police in my city but in nearby downtown St. Paul, I have seen them!

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  3. It is so pretty to see these guys. Hope you are having a great holiday season Jim.

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  4. Great pictures! Reminds me of the ones in New Orleans...Christine

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  6. Very fine looking horses and mounted police...excellent photo!

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  7. Such beautiful horses and a terrific capture as always, Jim! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

    Sylvia

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  8. Great looking horses!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. oh ! how impressive a sight. may they have peaceful days ahead.


    daily athens photo

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  10. neat photo. I think it's a wonderful way for the people and police to connect.

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  11. Older than the Canadian Mounties, indeed, Jim. Older than our original Northwest Mounted Police, too, by quite a number of years. Wonderful.
    I always enjoy seeing policemen on horses. We only see the RCMP on horseback when they're performing their wonderful Musical Ride but, in my home city of Vancouver, BC, the city police have a mounted unit for patrolling large parks and green spaces.
    Enjoyed your photo, and the horses don't seem to mind temporary antlers.
    All the best for the coming year, Jim!
    K

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  12. Looks very gallant!We used to have mounted police till recently in Mysore.

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  13. these are little beauties. I did not realise the service had such a long lineage. When they have an open day in Redfern barracks next, I want to take my camera along. I hope cameras are permitted.

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  14. Great shot, Jim. Love the antlers on the horses!

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  16. What a wonderful picture! I've never seen horses with that kind of decorations! Very nice!

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  17. An impressive sight! The horses seem so well groomed and seem to have a sense of pride in their work! Great photo!

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  18. Those horses look to be superbly looked after. Melbourne and Adelaide also have mounted police squads.
    Great shot.

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  19. I looooove this image Jim, the horses are always gorgeous but with their red Christmas adornments they are extra fabulous!!

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  20. So pretty!

    Visiting from Ruby Tuesday. Come see my Ruby Tuesday when you get a chance. Advance happy new year!

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  21. Hey they look cute in their antlers. My mum used to work near Taylor's Square at "Reception House" back in the 50's. I'm not sure what the building is used for now.

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  22. I like the cute antlers. Grreat shot of the mounted police. Happy New Year!

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  23. Beautiful horse:)

    Visiting for RT! Here's mine- hope you can visit too:)

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  24. what a good looking horse, so physique :-) visiting for Ruby Tuesday, hope that you can return the favor too.

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