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Shaun in the City #1 [20150722|15:30]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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(I posted this entry to [community profile] flaneurs as part of the Three Weeks for Dreamwidth fest earlier this year. Keiki and I managed to bag 34 out of the 50 London Shauns. As I've now been to Bristol for my first Shaun-hunting expedition of the sculpture exhibition there, which runs until 31 August, I thought I'd better start playing catch-up with my entries!)

Keiki and I went to London in May to hunt sheep on the Shaun in the City sculpture trails. We bagged the two farthest-flung sheep in Canary Wharf and then headed back in to London Bridge to complete the longest of the four trails.

Keiki and me reflected in the face of Shaun the Golden Fleece in Canary Wharf.

The Golden Fleece.

Hello Kitty in situ, inside the Canary Wharf shopping area.

Selfie with Hello Kitty!

Rainbow in situ, at the base of the Shard.

Lenny, on the South Bank of the Thames.

Petal, also on the South Bank.

Mittens on the South Bank.

Selfie with Mittens! It was a bit breezy

Globetrotter on London Bridge, crushing some poor suity man with its ear.

Yeoman of the Baaard, outside the Tower of London.

The back of Shaun-Xiao, outside the Tower of London.

Shaun-Xiao from the front.

Liberty Bell, outside Fenchurch Street Station.


Shanghai Shaun.

Robo-Shaun, outside the Bank of England.

Robo-Shaun from the back.

Robo-Shaun from the side. (This was one of the best so it deserves to be presented from multiple angles!)

Ruffles, near Liverpool Street Station.

Ruffles from the side.

Selfie with Ruffles!

The Pearly King, inside Liverpool Street Station.

Mr. Shaun, outside Liverpool Street Station.

We ended up completing three of the four London trails by dint of doing two in one day. Sadly that was just before the London portion of the exhibition ended, as we were out of the country for substantial chunks of May. There are 70 Shauns in the Bristol exhibition and thus far we've found 10. I'm hoping we can go down for a weekend next month and do more than one trail at a go!

This entry was originally posted at http://nanila.dreamwidth.org/981242.html. The titration count is at comment count unavailable.0 pKa.

[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2015-07-23 09:46 (UTC)
Oh, they are awesome!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-07-24 11:38 (UTC)
They are! I'm looking forward to the other Bristol trails.
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[User Picture]From: jixel
2015-07-23 10:59 (UTC)
Best animal series ever. In cities ive seen buffalo, tigers, etc but cartoon beasts never!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-07-24 11:29 (UTC)
The Gromits were great too, although I didn't get to see many of them because work.

The UK is really into these sculpture trails, ever since the Elephant Parade in London in 2010!
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[User Picture]From: pax_athena
2015-07-26 21:53 (UTC)
I absolutely love this photo series of yours and especially your selfies <3
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-07-26 22:49 (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I very much enjoy taking the selfies. Keiki is not so sure about them. He did love the halloumi in Bristol, though!
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