From an artistic perspective, I’d like to have darkened/de-contrasted the background a bit, just so it didn’t blend into the foreground so much… but that is pretty darn time-consuming, and the artistry of my photography is not the point today.
I don’t think this is a carousel horse that was actually used in Asbury Park–mostly because I didn’t see a description near the horse (nor the other one–there’s a black steed a few yards away), and everything I’ve read on the fate of the Asbury Park carousels indicates that the horses found homes elsewhere.
But I really don’t know. The town–especially the boardwalk area–is beginning to clean up surprisingly well, so maybe the historic society collected the funds to buy back a few of their own horses and show ‘em off in the Convention Hall. Or, more likely, they’ve been there all along and I just haven’t noticed.
*Edit: No, they’re a recent introduction.