Monday, July 14, 2008

THE SWAN CITY

I've always know Hattiesburg as The Hub City with it's central location to Mobile, The Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Jackson, and Meridian. But about a year and a half ago Hattiesburg, MS became know as The Swan City when the Area Development Partnership decide to unveil the Festival of Swans. The ADP selected the swan because of its elegance and beauty. We're talking about a small college town in South Mississippi, I don't know what they were thinking. In my opinion, I think they should have hung a bunch of hub caps up in the pine trees and kept the whole Hub City theme alive. Anyway, the swans are really beautiful, (blah blah blah) so I spent part two days running around town with friends snapping shots of some of the swans. I believe we got a total of 25 out of the possible 48 swans.





There is also a book titled The Festival of Swans. Click here if you'd like to see more on the swans.

4 comments:

Veggie Mom said...

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jayedee said...

this is the coolest thing i've heard of in a long long time! so cool, in fact, that i may steal the idea. only with chickens lol
thanks for inspiring me!

Julie said...

My two favorites are the one in front of the H'burg American and the one in front of the United Way building. I also like the one in front of Trustmark downtown -- they dress her up depending on the season!

doobiewah said...

I thought the swan thing was quite tacky at first, then they kind of caught on and took hold, now I believe they are quite lovely. Thanks for paying tribute to them and our lovely city. I hear I missed you by about 30 minutes at Tina's - sorry, I wanted a big hug!! Love you, Doobiewah...

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