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    The folks here who do PR and stuff to attract visitors are using a blue horse as a symbol of Lexington being the "Horse Capital" of the world. Of course, that claim is disputed by other locales, but nonetheless they' using it, even on road signs when you enter the county.

    I'd like to know what your opinion is of this art work. Here's the web site, but I'll put the picture here so you don't have to go if you don't want to: Lexington, Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau: Horse Capital of the World

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='777966' date='02-Jun-2009 09:43']The folks here who do PR and stuff to attract visitors are using a blue horse as a symbol of Lexington being the "Horse Capital" of the world. Of course, that claim is disputed by other locales, but nonetheless they' using it, even on road signs when you enter the county.

    I'd like to know what your opinion is of this art work. Here's the web site, but I'll put the picture here so you don't have to go if you don't want to: Lexington, Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau: Horse Capital of the World

    [attachment=84063:Big_Lex_...68_w_tag.jpg][/quote]

    I think it as good as any other tourist campaign I have seen. Certainly one that catches the imagination, keeping on the lookout for the 'legendary' blue horse.
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    A blue horse, it looks cold and FROZEN

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='777966' date='02-Jun-2009 14:43']I'd like to know what your opinion is of this art work.[/quote]
    It seems OK (if a bit blue); the only thing that looks slightly disturbing is its head! If you just take it in isolation, it looks a lot like that of a crocodile...
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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='777966' date='02-Jun-2009 09:43']The folks here who do PR and stuff to attract visitors are using a blue horse as a symbol of Lexington being the "Horse Capital" of the world. Of course, that claim is disputed by other locales, but nonetheless they' using it, even on road signs when you enter the county.[/quote]
    I understand why the officials chose the "blue horse" after reading the additional information on the website you linked to. I think it is a catchy idea and something the state of Kentucky can probably expound on as the years go by. That's my

    To John: The horse's head doesn't much look like a crocodile to me. But I reckon it is all in the "eye of the beholder".


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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='777966' date='02-Jun-2009 09:43']
    That would have been a great picture of a thoroughbred, IF they used the REAL coloration.
    Reminds me of a PR thing they had here on the Cape a few years back, where they had a contest to have the best painted whale decorations.
    The gawd awful ideas that came of that that were like someone's idea of hell.

    Edited to take out that blue thing!
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    [quote name='viking33' post='778008' date='03-Jun-2009 00:34']That would have been a great picture of a thoroughbred, IF they used the REAL coloration.
    Reminds me of a PR thing they had here on the Cape a few years back, where they had a contest to have the best painted whale decorations.
    The gawd awful ideas that came of that that were like someone's idea of hell. [/quote]


    So that's the horse of a different color!!
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    [quote name='viking33' post='778008' date='02-Jun-2009 09:34']Reminds me of a PR thing they had here on the Cape a few years back, where they had a contest to have the best painted whale decorations.
    The gawd awful ideas that came of that that were like someone's idea of hell. [/quote]

    Here in Seattle, the locales have been using "Pigs" for the local "artist" to paint.
    http://www.tworoads.net/Gallery/Seattle_Pigs (3+ pages of images).
    http://www.durangotexas.com/washington/wahtml/pigs.htm
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/pho.../pigsonparade/

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    In case anyone's interested, here's the real Lexington, from the Kentucky Museum of the Horse ( reduced and mirrored the blue one):

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    Beauty and representation is in the eye of the beholder and in this case the artists!

    (Bad ears, jaws, and other things) (I guess you can tell by now that I don't like it!)
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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='778039' date='02-Jun-2009 15:21'](I guess you can tell by now that I don't like it!)[/quote]

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    Maybe you could go here and create your own
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    That horse should be shot to protect the gene pool.
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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='778079' date='02-Jun-2009 15:40']That horse should be shot to protect the gene pool. [/quote]
    Very true, and I agree with Al, I do not like it.

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    Come on, what's wrong with a blue horse as a symbol for the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau?

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    [quote name='Terren' post='778400' date='04-Jun-2009 15:31']Come on, what's wrong with a blue horse as a symbol for the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau?[/quote]

    Yeah. I'm working on the suggested symbol for the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce being a purple dolphin with yellow polka dots.
    Just like in nature!
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