Julie Lyles Carr: Cincinnati, Baby!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cincinnati, Baby!

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A while back I bragged on this guy that I'm married to. He's honored to be competing at the Toastmasters International Convention in Cincinnati this week.

And I snuck off from kids and work and joined him.

I'm taking in the sights and putting some overtime in with my camera. We visited Fountain Square after we got in to town this afternoon.

Originally, an Indian mound marked the site. Now, the square has a beautiful fountain, the Tyler Davidson Fountain, also called The Genius of Water, and overlooking the area is the Macy's home office. I couldn't help but grab some shots...

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The fountain is just stunning.

I loved this little cherub...

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And the design of the statuary at the precipice, the woman with her hands outstretched and water pouring from her open palms known as 'The Lady'...just beautiful.

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The fountain was dedicated in 1871.

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So since I'm a little partial to beautiful statuary (remember this?) , things are off to a good start here in Cincinnati. You know, in addition to the fact that this city is George Clooney's hometown stomping grounds....



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