Ipswich is still wild for the pigs which are inspiring budding photographers
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It has been three weeks since the launch of Pigs Gone Wild and Ipswich is just as excited as it was at the start of the display.
You cannot wander around town without finding people on the hunt for pigs, scanning QR codes or taking their pig selfies.
Not only has the trail inspired Ipswich to get walking and exploring, but also to get snapping.
Everyone wants their perfect pictures of and with the pigs whether it is quickly snapped on their phone or more professionally posed on their DSLR camera.
Gordon Lyon is a retired carpenter with a passion for photography. After completing the trail, he created an image in which the 39 painted pigs were grazing in a field.
Speaking about what inspired him to produce the picture he said: “The idea just came to me, how else could you put all the pigs in the same picture!”
The 66 year old, who is an Ipswich resident, thinks the trail is brightening up town.
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“When you walk around town, everyone who sees the pigs smiles.”
Ultimately the trail hopes to raise money for the St Elizabeth Hospice which aims to improve the life of those living with progressive illnesses.
Mr Lyon has a soft spot for the local hospice which cared for his sister and friends.
Also snapping away is the Collison family who have got pictures of all the adult and junior pig sculptures.
Margaret and John Collison got photos of grandchildren Leighton and Rhys Harvey enjoying exploring the trail.
And Denise Johnson focused on snapping some of the pigs stationed by Ipswich’s waterfront.
If you haven’t been out on the trail yet you have until the September 2 to get your perfect pig snaps.