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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pigs in Downtown Cincinnati

Good morning,

While we were in downtown Cincinnati for My Honey's birthday dinner I took some pictures of these terrific pigs that have been a part of the city scene for some years now. 
This is Fountain Square, the heart of downtown Cincinnati.  Look carefully to see the Tyler Davidson Fountain in the center of the square.
More pigs in front of the Westin Hotel!
The sun was low and reflecting beautifully from the buildings.
Inside the Westin Hotel here are more pigs!

 This one is covered with pennies.  :)

Cincinnati long ago got the nickname "Porkopolis" because of all of the meat packing companies here.  Then we became the home of flying pigs because of all of the pigs that went to heaven from those meat packing companies.  (Time to chuckle here.)  The story of the Porkopolis and Cincinnati Flying Pigs is here for those of you who want to know the whole truth.  Inquiring minds want to know, you know!  

I took many of these pictures as we were walking.  We plan to return for more pictures soon. 
 As we were driving across Fifth Street toward I-71 North we passed the world headquarters of Procter and Gamble.  

All the best,
Lois

More history of the Tyler Davidson Fountain is here.

13 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Pig Heaven. I love all your pigs and the interesting pics.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my gosh, my daughter would just go bonkers over this. I must send this link to her...she collects pigs!!!

I've seen horses and cattle done this way, but never pigs....it's cool.

Jan n Jer said...

Love the pigs...while in Vermont a few years ago, they have Moose statues decorated. So creative!

Kathy said...

Oink, oink!

TexWisGirl said...

i love when cities do this. dallas did pegasus a few years back (mobile oil building topper has been one of its symbols for years)

i really like the penny-covered one!

Jo said...

Reminded me of Lake Charles, Louisiana.... Only they have many many Gators all over town. Thank you for including link to the history of these cutie pigs.

Jo said...

Reminded me of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Only they have many many gators all over town. Thank you for including link to the history of these little cutie pigs.

Bob Bushell said...

The piggys are where they live, in harmony.

Montanagirl said...

Love all those piggies!

Elaine said...

The pigs are great fun! I love seeing a town that takes a theme like that and runs with it.

River Glorious said...

nice pigs... :)

Rose said...

I like the one covered in pennies!

VP said...

Very strange and funny pigs...