This bear trail is extensive! We’ve been told that there are quite a few of them in the financial area of London. Mummy said there’s no way we’re going there on a regular work day.
So we scheduled a Sunday morning for our hunt where the regular “inhabitants” who are there during the week are not to be found!
We were excited to get to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Across the street from it at Carter Lane Gardens is Bear in the Wood designed by Rankin, he’s a photographer.
Moving onto the Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman Amphitheatre is Good Morning, London – the pigeon friendly bear! It’s designed by Richard Howells, the independent film maker and also a BAFTA winning movie production designer. He said it’s the marmalade sandwiches under Paddington’s bear that’s attracting the pigeons. And not so far away in front of The Royal Exchange is a bear by the internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid. We can’t seem to figure out why it’s called the R; G; B and what those initials stands for. Does anyone know?There have been quite a few very colourful bears – so even though Paddington came from the darkest Peru, this one implies that it is actually a very colourful country. OK. I think someone was trying hard to rationalise this design. 🙂
Outside the London Bridge station we found Wonders of the World Bear designed by Peru. It’s close to The Shard but even on a clear day, you still can’t see Peru from up there. Mummy told us that she recognised it’s Macchu Pichu painted on this bear. She’s been there and definitely agrees it’s one of the great wonders of the world.Little George is somewhat getting used to these posing sessions but he still doesn’t usually look up. He’s more interested in looking at the ground – scavenging for crumbs! So when we got to Borough Market looking for Taste of Peru by Peru – George was definitely looking for food.
That said – I was tempted too. The smell of food everywhere was just too distracting – even for the experienced poser that I am. We moved on further along the Thames and at Bankside Pier, near the Globe Theatre we found a Paddington. Of course it had to be called Shakesbear – designed by Michael Sheen. Love that we had St. Paul’s Cathedral in the background.The next Paddington we found was on the Riverside Walk just by Tate Modern. This is Fragile By Ryan McElhinney. It’s called Fragile as a reminder that we must remember to take care of our bears.
Well, that was a good Sunday run around. Seven bears ticked off. That brings us to a grand total of 48!!!!
But we have only till Tuesday to find the last two. I guess they still would not consider the fact that we have found 50 in total.