The herd of blue plastic sheep were created by German artists Rainer Bond and Berta-Maria Reetz. They have reportedly been seen in more than 50 cities all across the Europe over the past three years and promote the message 'All are equal - everyone is important'. Depending on the available space the herd contains of 50-100 identical blue sheep on green grass and stays at each location for one day.
As a thank you a single blue sheep is left behind in each visited city's town hall, remaining there as a peace ambassador. So far the sheep have been in Venice, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Strasbourg, Linz, Bad Ischl and Bolzano just to name a few.
|The blue sheep in front of the Old Town Hall in Bonn|
|Photography by G Parzer|