Monday, June 2, 2014

The Big Guy

I, Sweet William The Scot, want to show you the Big Guy!
 Besides murals in Cincinnati we have lots of statues.
Meet Mr. Cincinnatus.  Yep I call him mister because he is really tall.
Well look I only measure up to his ankles.
Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519 BC – 430 BC)
In one hand he holds the symbol of power the fasces in the other hand he holds the plow.
Hold on to that Fasces big guy.  If you drop it I will be history.
 Cincinnatus was regarded by the Romans, especially the aristocratic patrician class, as one of the heroes of early Rome and as a model of Roman virtue and simplicity.
Named in his honor is the town of Cincinnato, in Lazio, Italy. In the United States he was honored with the name of the town of Cincinnatus, New York and the Society of the Cincinnati an order of Revolutionary War Officers, which in turn lent its name to the city of Cincinnati, Ohio.
If you follow the path away from Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus and look down where I am walking, you will see things stamped in the center sidewalk blocks.
 You get a history lesson.  Why this block says ~
415 Million years ago Agnathans, small jawless fishes with body armor invade lakes and rivers. 
The path is a time line of what has been here before me.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot


  1. Thanks for the great tour. We love when our Blogville friends give us chances to see places we aren't likely to convince the parents to take us.

  2. Cool! Thanks for showing us Mr. Cincinnatus and those cool blocks!

    The Florida Furkids

  3. Oh Sweet William you look so little standing besides that mister.
    stella rose

  4. Hey Sweet William!
    Wow, that guy is ginormous! You could bite his ankles fur sure, but it would probably hurt your toothies. BOL I love getting to see about your city. You live in a wonderful place and that fossil walk is totally pawesome! Bark our love to Lee for us.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

  5. Now I know why Cincinnati is plural.

  6. That was interesting and those sidewalk blocks are so cool. We love them. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Thank you for sharing a part of your city. It is always nice to learn how a name came into being. The first picture in the squares looks just like our Horseshoe Crab that is laying eyes all up and down the my state.

    1. Hi Bentley ~ I was wondering where you were last week when you did not pop over a comment. Hope all is well and that you are enjoying being able to get out an about like me.

  8. THAT is a HUGE statue of the MISTER.
    You KNOW how we all adore learning more stuffs about where our furends live. THIS is a super duper post telling about the history of Cincinnati.
    OH BTW.... GO BIG RED Machine... GO!!!

  9. Thank you for the tour. I would have screamed bloody murder at that big guy
    Lily (& Edward)

  10. Sweet William
    We also have a PO Box that is our mailing address, but Mr. Chewy delivers right to our home instead. Did you try that?
    Stella Rose

  11. how cool are those paving stones - mom would annoys everyone by stopping to look at every single one !

  12. Hi SW. Mom loves this time of year and so do I. So much to see and for me to get into. Love seeing your town and just hearing about what you do.
    Thanks, Bentley

  13. Oh Sweet William, I hope you are getting compensated by the local Chamber of Commerce. You do such a wonderful job showing us your city and telling us so many fascinating stories about it.
    Jolly well done my friend.
    Toodle pip!

  14. He sure is a big guy. Thanks for telling us about it.

  15. OMD I was afraid that big guy was going to step on you.

    Aroo to you,

  16. Pawsome tour - as always SW! We had no idea where the name Cincinnati came we do !
    Wally & Sammy

  17. Ringy-ringy-shake-your-thingy...why, your city is filled with rich history, Sir William. Maybe one day there will be a part of the sidewalk with your likeness saying "Sir William kept peace and order in the city"...or something great like that.
    Your friend.

  18. William, that was interesting. I would like to wlk the timeline path with you, imagine we could walk through centuries with one paw step! Mr. Cincinnatus' life wasn't easy, I've read about him and his son in my mom's ole school books. Many thanks for a fabulous post, William&Lee, we L.O.V.E. history!

  19. The Big Guy is just fabulous and he makes you look teeny, William!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  20. Sw. William you have the most wonderful city for taking interesting photos.
    Yay for digging
    Hugs madi your bfff

  21. We have been to Ohio but never Cincinnati. But mom's cousin lives there and another cousin very close so maybe one day we will!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  22. Crikey you blokes over there do things well. We're lucky to get footpaths to walk on let alone big statues and history lessons. Thanks for the tour.

  23. I love your journeys I always learn something new. I have missed you my pal. I got Mr. Pips book too and I am gonna talk about it soon also, like you did. I have so much catching up to do.

    Loveys Sasha

  24. OMD!! That dude is HUGE!!! Hey, did you look up his skirt????
    Your city has soooo much to see!!! I loves it when you take us on a tour!
    Ruby ♥

  25. That is one huge statue! Like the Jolly Green Giant - but he's not green. Thank you so much for showing off your lovely city! The white flowers in my post are called "Sweet Alyssum" My peep started with 6 tiny plants, I pulled up some, and the rest populated the rest of the yard. They are great for groundcover.