Columbus – April 2019 – The Dog Show Returns

The annual dog show returned, so it is time once again for ‘what are the dogs really thinking’.

Starting with – “does my tongue look big to you.”





“I think they have been cloning me”





“Why am I here”





“What did I do now?”





“No – I want to go this way”





“I can stand like this all day”





“Lady get my treat out of your mouth – why do they all do that”





“Whadda ya lookin’ at?”





“I like her hair – it looks like mine”





“Keep up lady”





“You really gave me this look?”





“I am cooler than all of you”





Columbus – March 2019 – An Afternoon Circus

The Ohio Expo Center (aka – State Fairgrounds) has numerous events every weekend, with the past weekend offering such diverse events as an Archery event, Gymnastics competition, a Roller Derby bout, and the circus.

While we intended to check out the roller derby, we ended up at the Shriners Circus.





The ringmaster tried to energize the afternoon crowd.



The local shriners were the clowns, entertaining the kids with their shtick.








With circus’s today retiring most of the animal, the acts were a collection of skilled entertainers – such as the BMX bike riders.







This lady is the perfect spouse, she could change from one outfit to another in (literally) 2 seconds. After seeing this I looked it up on the internet and apparently ‘quick change artists’ is a growing act.





The circus featured an act with a car that would do all sorts of things on it’s own, terrorizing the driver.





A group of trained rescue dogs were the best act – why bring jumps when the hostess can do handstands.









A father – daughter duo did an act where they were 50 feet in the air on these poles that swayed back and forth, until they finally traded poles.





The finale featured a couple of guys on their motorcycles doing jumps and flips.





Given the relatively low ceiling, their jumps took them into the rafters. While not the greatest entertainment we have ever seen, the performers gave their best and the profits all goes to a good cause.







Pittsburgh – August 2018 – Sights on a Saturday

In town for the Regatta, we were able to check out a number of other sites for sights during the day.

Throughout downtown there were ‘earths’ painted with messages of making the world a better place.

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Flags of the world on the relief of the countries.

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A very artistic earth.

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Market Square is always busy with something going on.

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Meanwhile on the North Shore a large artistic installation graces the riverfront.

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I believe that architecture is the most beautiful art form – and functional.

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Alcoa Headquarters building.

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After we left the Photo Antiquities Museum we came across a festival in a park where they were promotion the protection of animals, including many vegan food options.

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There were many artists as well.

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But most booths had various animal protection themes.

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He needs our help.

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The cat rescue group leader.

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Origami art

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A novel use for test tubes.

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I was tempted to bring home a beagle rescue – but we travel far too much – it wouldn’t be fair to the dog.

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Nearby is the Children’s Museum – formerly the Buhl Planetarium – with a nice carved relief.

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A series of tubes would occasionally created a fog cloud.

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Making our way to the river for the Regatta we passed by the baseball stadium, and the Willie Stargell statue.

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As well as Roberto Clemente, along with the bridge they renamed for him.

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As we made our way to our seat for the regatta fireworks nature provided one last shot for the day.

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Columbus – November 2015 – Dog Show

The Ohio State Fairgrounds has numerous events each year other than the fair, including the fall dog show. Personally I like the dog events where they are trained to run up and down ramps, through tunnels and other things that dogs seem to naturally do. The dog show to me was a strange mix with all of the pampering (massive areas of grooming) and then into isolation of their cages while they wait their turn.

Without a doubt the mocumentary Best In Show nailed it!┬áBut to each their own. So little commentary, just photos….

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