Colourful Shaun Sheep seen in Bristol, England, in 2015

@JudyEv (331519)
Rockingham, Australia
January 7, 2021 3:27am CST
Having written about colourful kangaroo sculptures, I was reminded of some colourful sheep which we saw in Bristol, England in January 2015. You can catch up here: https://www.mylot.com/post/3025197/shaun-the-sheep-alive-and-well-in-bristol. Sometimes, that visit seems a lot longer than six years ago. A charity art trail had been organised by Wallace and Gromit's Children's Foundation. There were 70 sculptures of Aardman's Shaun the Sheep. These were later auctioned off to raise funds. I put up a lot of photos in the comments on that post but I thought a lot of new members may not have seen it. Now that I can make collages, I can put up nine of the dozen or so we saw. Personally, I’m not that keen on the sculpture. It doesn’t look much like a sheep to me. The ones I’m used to don’t have fat tails like these.
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@lazydaizee (6735)
• United Kingdom
7 Jan 21
We have a Shaun the Sheep footstool which is around 20 years old now.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Jan 21
That's interesting. It's surprising that Shaun has even been around for that long.
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@LadyDuck (466075)
• Switzerland
7 Jan 21
What a coincidence! Someone replied to one of my comment left to your previous post only a few minutes ago. They do not look at all like real sheep, but they look like the character of the kids TV show.
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@LadyDuck (466075)
• Switzerland
7 Jan 21
@JudyEv I never saw the TV show either, but I searched Shaun Sheep and watched the images.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Jan 21
I haven't seen the TV show although I've seen Wallace and Grommet who I think were created by the same person.
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@xFiacre (12674)
• Ireland
7 Jan 21
@judyev I had to look closed to the sheep clothed in the Union Flag to decide which end was which.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Jan 21
I don't really like them much, especially that stupid tail.
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@just4him (314254)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Jan 21
The ones you're used to might not have the fat tails, but you can't deny these sculptures are colorful and put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing.
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@just4him (314254)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Jan 21
@JudyEv They did. Thank you.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Jan 21
I do admit they are cute. I'm glad they gave you a smile.
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@DocAndersen (54403)
• United States
7 Jan 21
i love stuff like this. These are so cool!!!!
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
The kids thought they were great too. It was difficult to get photos without including kids.
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@DocAndersen (54403)
• United States
8 Jan 21
@JudyEv in the modern world we have to learn to take pictures differently!
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@Hytton03 (5454)
• Philippines
7 Jan 21
Oh like it I'm sure kids like that colorful sheep, they're cute. Thanks for sharing.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Jan 21
Some people were travelling all round the city trying to find all the sheep.
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@Hytton03 (5454)
• Philippines
7 Jan 21
@JudyEv they're very attractive
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@Lushlala (4028)
• Gaborone, Botswana
7 Jan 21
Hahaha I can see why you don't see much of a resemblance to sheep! The tails ARE too fat!
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@Lushlala (4028)
• Gaborone, Botswana
8 Jan 21
@JudyEv We have sheep but I can't say I've had a proper look at their tails. But those in your picture sure look a tad too chunky.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
Do you have fat-tailed sheep in Botswana? I think maybe you do.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
@Lushlala You will have to have a closer look at their tails next time you see one!
@RasmaSandra (76155)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 Jan 21
That is great I remember Shaun the Sheep cartoons played very often on Latvian TV
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@RasmaSandra (76155)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Jan 21
@JudyEv those were popular in Latvia as well
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
I didn't see Shaun the Sheep but I did see a few of the Wallace and Grommet cartoons.
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@Fleura (29497)
• United Kingdom
7 Jan 21
You're right, Shaun doesn't look much like a real lamb (though obviously recognisable as one) any more than Wallace and Gromit look like a real man and a real dog. I still love all those Aardman films though!
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Jan 21
Some of these cartoon creatures/people are very engaging.
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@DianneN (247202)
• United States
7 Jan 21
I'm sure children love looking at them. They're not for me.
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@DianneN (247202)
• United States
8 Jan 21
@JudyEv Me, too!
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
I prefer my sheep to look like Hercules. Anything else doesn't really cut it!
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@HazySue (39264)
• Gouverneur, New York
7 Jan 21
I thik the sheep statues are adorable. But, I do agree that their tails are a bit bigger than the ones we see.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
There are fat-tailed sheep but not quite as 'fat' as Shaun.
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@Dena91 (16252)
• United States
8 Jan 21
They remind me of the sheep in the Serta mattress commercials here. They are cute. Glad you figured out how to put multiple pictures in a frame.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
The collage option is very useful when you'd like to put up more than one photo.
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@FayeHazel (40244)
• United States
7 Jan 21
Oh cute, from "Wallace and Gromit". I haven't seen that show in a long time. We did something similar here. "Snoopy" and some of the characters from the "Peanuts" comic strip in Minneapolis, some people got real inventive with how they were painted
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
I bet kids (and adults) loved the Snoopy characters.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
@FayeHazel That's what people were doing in Bristol.
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@FayeHazel (40244)
• United States
8 Jan 21
@JudyEv Oh yes, I forget how many total there were, but people would go on treks to find all of them
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@rhuenz (10645)
7 Jan 21
That is so amazing Never seen such anywhere.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Jan 21
I guess they have all been packed away now.
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@RebeccasFarm (87215)
• United States
7 Jan 21
That sheep looks so familiar to me
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
Shaun was big on TV for a time so maybe that's why.
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@jstory07 (135646)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Jan 21
Bear
Those are really neat sculptures of the sheep. There are all kinds in the town were the zoo is here.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
That would be good to see.
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@jstory07 (135646)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Jan 21
zoo
@JudyEv Last time we were there there was two new ones. We will go back when it is not raining to take pictures of them.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
@jstory07 I always enjoy seeing things like this.
@jaboUK (64359)
• United Kingdom
7 Jan 21
They make not look too much like a sheep but they are fun.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
That's true and the TV series was very popular at the time.
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@wolfgirl569 (99742)
• Marion, Ohio
7 Jan 21
The tail is wrong but they still look cute
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
I agree they're cute but I have trouble getting past the tail.
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@LindaOHio (165532)
• United States
7 Jan 21
Those are strange tails for sure. The sheep are cute though.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
The kids flocked to them. It was difficult to take photos without kids in them.
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@CarolDM (203445)
• Nashville, Tennessee
7 Jan 21
Love this collage of color, how happy! And the animals are all so cool.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jan 21
They were really popular with the children.
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