King Bladud and his pigs Inspiration Bath City, Gay Street

What inspired us - and might inspire you

King Bladud's Pigs in Bath was inspired by a similar project we came across in Germany a parade of artistic storks, each six foot tall! Here are some:

You can see the other 96 storks here, in a Flickr photo album.

The organisers did a bit of searching and found the man behind this attractive project one Ralf Milde, in Ulm, a city on the Danube. He had also done sparrows in Ulm a cathedral city whose emblem the sparrow is.

Here is a sample of them:

Click here to see some more.

We looked around for an animal that had meaning for Bath and soon came up with Bladud and his pigs who discovered Bath's hot springs see King Bladud.

Since then, further researches have revealed the Cow Parade which has now happened in 80 cities see !

Boston had a particularly nice collection, for example these two:

See more here.



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