Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Feeling Sheepish

J IS FOR ?



JUST SUPERLAMBANAS!

These appealing creatures were much in evidence locally during 2008, when the city of Liverpool held the title of Liverpool Capital of Culture. I was annoyed with myself for never having my camera with me to photograph the pair that graced our local railway station. However luck was on my side and I was delighted to see them return this summer. The goofy looking one makes me smile and its friend has a particularly local touch. The bridge you can see painted on its flanks is a representation of our local landmark - a bridge that crosses the river Mersey.

Just jump over to ABC Wednesday, hosted by Denise Nesbitt for more jollies on the letter J.

16 comments:

  1. The variety of public art is amazing, across the globe. These are whimsical and fun to see.

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  2. Baaaa! I love this kind of art. I think Chicago has something similar with cows and somewhere had it with benches, and... too cool! Now where's me paintbrush?

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  3. Such fun! I like this kind of art.

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  4. I love this kind of art, too! So colorful and fun! Great shots for the "J" day!

    Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  5. Driving home today, we had to wait for a flock of sheep to move along the road into a new field. Pausing to nibble leaves off the olive trees and grape vines

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  6. I love these. they are so colorful and cute. great post.

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  7. Hi Anna~~ At first my discerning brain is thinking, what the....? Then the right brain kicks in and I see the cute faces and the fabulous artwork. A bit quirky and adorable...not an easy combination to pull off but done exceptionally well with these humble Superlambanas.

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  8. Looks like something from an outtake of Yellow submarine. Liverpool, did you say?

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  9. These are certainly interesting-looking creatures, though it took me awhile to realize what they were:) Reminds me of the painted and decorated cows that were all over the city of Chicago a few years ago.

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  10. Clever - I like the art involved and the colors. Here we have a series of painted moose that hang around sidewalks and such.

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  11. These look great fun! What are they made out of?

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  12. Nice to see some more Lambananas - I've only seen the ones at Ness gardens in real life. They're certainly colourful chaps!

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  13. They are adorable! We had artfully decorated cows all over Chicago one year and they were a big hit, too!
    Cheers.

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  14. Love the lambs...perhaps it's their jolly smiles. We have fish like this all over the city. Why fish? I have no idea! Ferry Cross The Mercy is now playing in my head! gail

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.