"Wild horses could not drag me away from you" ~Gino Vannelli
"And so I grew from colt to stallion, as wild and reckless as thunder over the land. Racing with the eagle. Soaring with the wind. Flying? There were times I believed I could." ~ Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron
At the front of the National Gallery, there is an outdoor sculpture set by the Canadian artist Joe Fafard, done in 2007 and made of laser cut steel. It sits on the island of grasses between the driveway and the ramp into the parking garage. Reflecting the artist's Prairie upbringing, the collected sculptures are coated in shades of a western sunset. It is titled, appropriately, Running Horses.
When you walk around the drive and look at it, the group of horses, seemingly caught in mid stride, stand out well against the backdrop of buildings, such as the Kuwaiti embassy behind it or the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital beyond that, or the LaSalle Academy to the right and in the background of the following pic. That contrast stands out well even against Notre Dame Basilica.