Monday, 21 May 2012

Blue sheep promote 'tolerance and solidarity'

Wales is quite famous for having a lot of sheep - and I mean LOTS OF THEM - but these ones? Last Saturday a herd of blue sheep could be seen in front of the Old Town Hall in Bonn. So what's it all about?

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
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